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August 30, 2022

How can rootstock grafting make coffee plants more resilient?

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

July 4, 2022

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

May 24, 2022

Is it possible to get good quality coffee from unripe cherries?

May 17, 2022

How can syntropic farming benefit coffee production?

September 5, 2022

Resolving environmental issues in coffee production

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale agricultural production can sometimes be at odds with environmental conservation and protection efforts – often because of links to deforestation and poor farm management, for instance. However, as the demand for sustainably-grown coffee continues to rise, more and more efforts are being made by industry… read more

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale agricultural production can sometimes be at odds with environmental conservation and protection efforts – often… read more

May 27, 2016

Regulating Cherry Ripeness: Why You Should Think Like a Sommelier

What would you do if you wanted to improve your coffee? To infuse the beans with natural sugars and complexity that will be reflected in...

May 25, 2016

Interview: How Did Best of El Salvador Support Specialty Coffee Producers?

The prizes have been awarded. The lots have been sold. And, after seven coffee-filled days, the first ever Project Origin: Best of El Salvador has...

May 23, 2016

Steps Towards Specialty in Vietnam, Coffee’s 2nd Biggest Producer

Have you had a specialty coffee from Vietnam? No? You’re not the only one. For many, specialty coffee and Vietnam are mutually exclusive ideas. Yet...

May 17, 2016

Universal Sensory Coffee Language: The Key to Fighting Green Bean Defects?

Your coffee doesn’t taste good. In fact, it almost tastes musty. Or is that earthy? Hm… or maybe it’s even mushroom-y. Frankly, it’s just not...

May 5, 2016

Commercial to Specialty: A Farming Success Story

We all know the beauty of specialty coffee: the perfect balance of flavours, the sweet aroma, the rich body. Yet while this coffee may be...

May 4, 2016

Makers and Superpickers: Experimental Ninety Plus Coffee in Ethiopia

If I told you that you that the top baristas in the world are making experimental specialty coffee, would you be interested? Yes, I thought...

May 3, 2016

Know a Coffee Professional Deserving of an SCAE Excellence Award?

The SCAE Excellence Awards are coming up, and you have the opportunity to nominate someone deserving of recognition. Perhaps you know a young café owner...

April 27, 2016

Coffee Farming and Beekeeping in Latin America: A Path to Food Security

La Roya hasn’t just been ruining coffee production; it’s been ruining lives. Luckily, Food 4 Farmers is taking it on themselves to help give coffee...

April 14, 2016

5 Things You Should Know About Brazilian Specialty Coffee

Brazilian coffee gets a bad rap. Quantity over quality, you might hear people say. But there’s a lot more to these beans than most people...

April 8, 2016

Poor Roads: Are They The Biggest Issue Facing Papua New Guinea’s Coffee?

You probably don’t know this, but Papua New Guinea’s coffee is sublime. It’s smooth, versatile, close to coffee-capital Australia – and yet is hardly visible...

April 6, 2016

The White Stem Borer: A Threat to the Nepalese Coffee Industry?

Nepalese coffee could just be the next big thing. If if the industry doesn’t die out as a result of climate change, that is. This...

April 4, 2016

Roaster Life: 3 Steps to Finding a Specialty Coffee Producer in the Caribbean

The bean belt contains over 60 coffee-growing countries, and within those sixty countries there are an immense number of producers. In the Dominican Republic alone,...

April 1, 2016

Innovation & Sustainability: 4 Reasons to Participate in a Specialty Coffee Auction

Dawn is breaking over the slopes of El Pital, the sun beginning to shine on the pine and cypress forests of Salvadoran coffee plantation Finca...

March 29, 2016

Sustainable Farming: How Can Specialty Coffee Empower People with Disabilities?

There are more than one billion people in the world with a disability. To put that into perspective, that’s 15 percent of the global population....

March 18, 2016

Producer Perspective: Why Coffee Auctions Should Be About More Than Coffee

Coffee auctions must be about more than just the year’s best coffees; they must also be about building relationships. Don’t believe us? Well, let’s ask...

March 16, 2016

8 Steps to Building Gender Equity into the Global Coffee Supply Chain

Think back to the last coffee you drank. Was it a man or a woman who picked those cherries, who carried them to the drying...