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August 2, 2021

Understanding coffee bean density

July 28, 2021

What is potato taste defect & how can coffee producers stop it?

July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

May 3, 2021

Exploring quality, profitability & crop nutrition for coffee farmers

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

August 11, 2021

Why do coffee plants flower & what does it mean for producers?

The blooming of white, fragrant flowers on coffee plants is the first step of a year-long journey. When their crops flower, farmers can start to determine potential productivity for that season, as the flowering nodes will subsequently develop into coffee fruits. Effectively, the more nodes and flowers that grow, the more cherries a farmer can harvest. Blooming seasons across the globe vary due to climate, but the timely occurrence of… read more

The blooming of white, fragrant flowers on coffee plants is the first step of a year-long journey. When their crops flower, farmers can start to determine potential productivity for that season, as the flowering nodes will subsequently develop into coffee… read more

July 6, 2020

Why Do Coffee Productivity Levels Vary Between Countries?

Coffee crop productivity can be influenced by a number of factors, including farm practices, access to resources, and quality of infrastructure. Issues with coffee pricing...

June 25, 2020

Nature vs Nurture: What Has The Greatest Effect on Coffee Quality?

By how many points can a producer increase their coffee’s cupping score?  Good farming practices will highlight a coffee’s best features and reduce the risk...

April 14, 2020

COVID-19: What Coffee Farmers Want You to Know

It’s only been a few months since COVID-19 was first officially identified. Since then it’s rapidly spread around the world, changing the way that millions...

April 6, 2020

What Is a Micro Lot in Specialty Coffee?

Over time, many terms have been created and adapted to meet the needs and expectations of the specialty coffee industry. One of these terms is...

March 24, 2020

What Are The Challenges Facing Coffee Farm Workers?

Coffee farm workers are the backbone of coffee production and the coffee industry at large. Without the presence of these highly skilled workers, producers would...

March 5, 2020

Rethinking Insurance to Improve Coffee Farmers’ Resilience 

Coffee farming is an unpredictable business, at times devastatingly so. Weather conditions can take us by surprise while crop diseases can be prevalent and persistent....

February 10, 2020

Why Rwandan Youth Are Turning Away From Coffee Production

Like many African coffee-producing nations, Rwanda has reached a critical point in its coffee production due to the age of its farmers. A combination of...

January 31, 2020

Different Ways Producers Are Getting Creative

Producing coffee can be challenging, with unpredictable weather patterns, sustainability concerns, and high production costs impacting every farmer differently. However, many of these producers are...

January 28, 2020

Aguas Mieles: From Pollutant to Organic Fertiliser

Washed processing may result in a cleaner tasting coffee, but it dirties more water than any other processing method, using up to 20 cubic metres...

January 22, 2020

Water Management & Coffee Production: What Producers Need to Know

As an increasingly scarce resource, water availability is a pressing issue facing coffee producers. However, as the Specialty Coffee Association says, “The way coffee is...

January 13, 2020

Five Useful Tools That Can Make a Difference to Coffee Producers

Producing specialty coffee involves managing variables such as rainfall, sun, humidity, acidity, pH levels, and temperature. Measuring and tracking these variables requires the use of...

January 10, 2020

Innovation in Colombia, From Coffee Fermentation to Varieties

We’ve been producing and consuming coffee for over 600 years, yet many of our methods are the same as they were centuries ago. High-quality coffees...

January 8, 2020

Renewing Generational Interest in Kenyan Coffee Production

Coffee production faces challenges all over the world. In Kenya, things are no different. However here, the age of producers could compromise the future of...

January 6, 2020

What Cupping Can Tell Producers About Their Coffee

Cupping the coffee you farm will give you valuable insights. It can suggest the type of market and buyer it’s suited to, as well as...

January 3, 2020

The Benefits & Challenges of Agroforestry For Coffee Farming

For centuries, farmers have depended on agroforestry to help keep their farms financially profitable, protect their environment, and support their families. It’s been especially valuable...

January 2, 2020

How Climate Change Impacts Your Coffee Plants

With discussions on climate change dominated the media in 2019, it’s common knowledge that global warming is no longer an issue to be dealt with...