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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?

April 12, 2022

Exploring Sicilian coffee production

January 31, 2022

How does improving gender equity benefit coffee production?

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

It’s no secret that the Kenyan coffee industry faces a number of challenges – including a steady decline in annual production volumes. Between 2018 and 2020, information from the International Coffee Organisation shows that the country’s coffee production figures dropped by 8.1% year-on-year, falling from 930,000 to 775,000 60kg bags. Among other factors, this can be partially attributed to the ever-growing urbanisation and development in Kenya. This has caused the… read more

It’s no secret that the Kenyan coffee industry faces a number of challenges – including a steady decline in annual production volumes. Between 2018 and 2020, information from the International Coffee Organisation shows that the country’s coffee production figures dropped… read more

November 23, 2015

Interview: How Specialty Coffee in Honduras Rocketed to the Top

How would you feel if your family was responsible for changing the entire face of your country’s specialty coffee? Proud? Excited? The Paz family of...

November 20, 2015

Interview: What’s So Special About Pacamara?

The Pacamara varietal is unique. If people aren’t talking about its outstanding flavour and cup attributes, they’re talking about its distinctive size. But what’s the...

November 12, 2015

The Rise and Fall and Potential Rise of Brazilian Specialty Coffee

What if I told you that Brazilian coffee is one of the best around—and has a long history of being great? Would you believe me?...

November 3, 2015

Specialty vs Commercial Coffee: 3 Key Processing Differences

What is it that makes specialty coffee so special? We know it’s much better quality than commercial-grade beans, but why? Is it picked off the...

October 21, 2015

Indonesian Wet Hulled Coffee: Your One-Stop Guide

Ever heard of wet hulling? If you have, did you wonder what on earth it actually means and what it has to do with coffee?...

October 16, 2015

El Pino Coffeenomics: Why You Should Buy Third Wave

If you ask me, third wave coffee is the most delicious way on Earth to help others pull themselves out of economic hardship. Direct relationships...

October 15, 2015

How Can We Minimise Waste in the Coffee Industry?

The wonderful thing about third wave coffee—aside from the amazing beverage itself—is how ethical it’s making the industry. With specialty coffee’s focus on origin, we...

September 24, 2015

How Can Ecotourism Promote Sustainable Coffee Production?

Why do you love coffee? Is it that wonderful taste, that perk-you-up caffeine hit in the morning, or even that tantalising aroma? Or is it...

September 21, 2015

Ethiopian Coffee: Key to a Better Way of Life for Women & Children

Coffee is everything to the Dumerso community of Yirgacheffe Sidamo, Ethiopia. For ninety percent of them, it’s their main source of income. In fact, Ethiopia...

September 14, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Single Origin Coffees

Have you ever walked  into a café, looked at the brew on offer, and wondered why the coffee is being touted as single origin? I...

September 7, 2015

Honey processing: everything you need to know

Have you ever wondered what honey processing or what it means? Or if it’s any better than the natural processed coffee you used last week?...

August 24, 2015

Arabica And Robusta: What’s The Difference?

Coffee’s has a rich, fascinating history. With third wave coffee, enthusiasts want to know about every step of its creation: the producers that manage the...

August 10, 2015

The Nicaraguan Coffee Industry & Story Behind Finca La Argentina

El tiempo perdido los santos lo lloran. The saints cry for lost time. That phrase embodies life in Nicaragua. Conquest, revolution, and disaster may rob...

August 4, 2015

Is Coffee The Answer to Extreme Poverty in Burundi?

Burundi: a country shattered by civil conflict, including two genocides. It has one of the  lowest per capita incomes in the world, with 90% of...

July 31, 2015

Dukunde Kawa Cooperative, Rwanda: Enabling 1400+ Farmers to Double Their Income

Dukunde Kawa Cooperative in Rwanda reminds us that coffee is about more than that delicious taste or caffeine buzz. It’s also about changing lives. A...

July 28, 2015

What’s Coffee? How a Producer Travelled the Globe to Find Out

If someone were about to ask me who I am and how I came to be involved in specialty coffee, I’d say that I am...