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July 4, 2022

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

May 24, 2022

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May 17, 2022

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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

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...

November 12, 2019

How Packaging Material Impacts Green Coffee Quality Over Time

Sensorial degradation in green coffee can represent significant financial losses for producers, traders, and roasters. Yet while a certain degree of degradation over time may...

November 7, 2019

How Coffee Producers Can Adapt to Climate Change

Recent public protests on global warming have focused the world’s attention on its climate crisis. Experts believe that the consequences of climate change are –...

November 5, 2019

Why Knowledge of Coffee Origin Matters

Right now, many coffee-producing communities are busy harvesting and processing the crops that you’ll buy, roast, brew, or drink. Seasonal workers migrate to farming regions,...