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Recent Articles

March 31, 2021

How can technical assistance help coffee producers defend against pests & diseases?

January 12, 2021

Exploring Yield & Profitability For Coffee Farmers

January 8, 2021

How Can Producers Define Sensory Profiles For Their Coffees?

November 30, 2020

How Can Digitalisation Improve Profitability On Coffee Farms?

November 24, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Drying

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers more.  The world of finance is complex enough before we consider the fact that coffee is a seasonal crop that requires investment in labour and equipment to harvest and sell.… read more

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers… read more

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...

December 11, 2019

Coffee Producer Debt Is Growing & It’s Causing Problems

Low coffee prices and spiralling debts have resulted in coffee producers leaving their farms, emigrating to other countries, and more. But how widespread are these...

December 9, 2019

What’s Causing The Generation Gap in Kenyan Coffee Production?

With its fertile soil, frequent rainfall, and high altitudes, Kenyan land naturally possesses many of the qualities required for growing quality coffee. This made it...

December 5, 2019

How Education Creates Opportunities in Coffee-Producing Regions

Social programmes, such as arts initiatives, are working to offer young people in coffee-producing communities better education and better work opportunities as they move into...

December 4, 2019

Coffee’s Role in The Face of Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

“Yemen has become the largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” states the UN. It is also a country that has exported coffee globally for almost...

November 29, 2019

How Coffee Producers Can Benefit From Data

Producing coffee isn’t an easy process. The weather, water quality, soil quality, plant diseases, and technical issues can all impact a producer’s growing, harvesting, and...