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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

March 14, 2016

Does Brazil Have a Third Wave Coffee Scene?

Most coffee nerds still think of Brazil as an origin focused on quantity over quality. For many roasters, it’s been an origin to source a...

March 3, 2016

Puerto Rican Coffee: The Bittersweet History & Rise of Specialty

In Puerto Rico, we’ve been tirelessly cultivating coffee for 280 years. Through its highs and its lows, the production of this bean has heavily marked...

February 24, 2016

Coffee Science: How Can We Identify & Improve Cherry Ripeness?

Working in the coffee industry is exciting; working in the specialty coffee industry is thrilling. Part of that difference is the constant striving for excellence...

February 23, 2016

Communication From Origin: Is This What’s Missing in Specialty Coffee?

Communication with origin is one of the hallmarks of specialty coffee, yet two vital parts of it are still underrepresented: communication from origin and communication...

February 22, 2016

The Golden Triangle: What’s the Link Between Opium and Coffee in SE Asia?

Thailand has been growing coffee commercially for centuries. It sits third among the coffee-producing countries of Asia. And yet it rarely makes it way onto...

February 19, 2016

Barista Guide: 8 Different Coffee Regions of Guatemala

Guatemala: a tiny country of 108,890 square kilometers producing some of the world’s best coffee. Let me put that into perspective for you. That’s less...

February 18, 2016

Processing Improvements: The Key to Specialty Grade Naturals

Natural coffees may be one of the oldest forms around, yet it’s only in the last couple of years that they’ve been able to enter...

February 12, 2016

INTERVIEW: The De Leóns on Bringing Coffee Back to Origin

The father-son duo of Jorge De León and Jorge De León Jr. have a mission: bringing Guatemalan coffee to Guatemala. Coffee may be one of...

February 5, 2016

Coffee Tourism: The Ultimate Origin Experience?

Like coffee? Like travelling? Then you need to try coffee tourism. And while I may be a bit biased, in my opinion Caparaó, Brazil is...

February 4, 2016

Diversification in Speciality Coffee Farming: The Agricultural & Economic Case

Over 125 million people around the world are involved in the coffee farming industry. Yet coffee is susceptible to high degrees of fluctuation in its...

January 19, 2016

What Is Coffee? A Basic Explanation From Seed to Cup

We consume over 2.25 billion cups of coffee all around the globe, every single day. An estimated two-thirds of U.S. Americans drink a cup of...

January 4, 2016

Coffee Farming & Beekeeping: Solution to Endemic Pest Species & Genetic Diversity?

In 2012, Central America was hit hard by a brutal outbreak of La Roya, coffee leaf rust. The result? An industry-wide crisis. Coffee from this...

December 21, 2015

Geisha Coffee According to a 4th Generation Panama Producer

How much do you know about Geisha coffee? Legend has it that it came from the mountains of Gesha, in southwestern Ethiopia. Richard Whally, a...

December 14, 2015

Where to Plant: 5 Production Decisions Faced by Farmers

Growing, harvesting, sorting, grinding, dosing, extracting. As consumers, many of us might be familiar with what coffee has to go through before it arrives in...

December 8, 2015

The Price of Climate Change on Ethiopia: Extinction of Wild Arabica

Most Ethiopian mornings begin with the same, time-honored tradition. Charcoal is gathered in the fire pit and then a flame is lit and fanned. Next...

December 2, 2015

Controlled Fermentation: A Critical Step in Flavour Development?

If there’s one thing that we’ve got wrong about coffee, it’s fermentation. Traditional ways of thinking about coffee processing state that this stage has no...