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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

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,...

October 23, 2019

Can Fine Robusta Be Considered Quality Coffee?

Is Arabica the only species of coffee that can be considered quality? Does Robusta always have to be bad? Robusta accounts for around 40% of...

October 16, 2019

Coffee Farming Guide: How to Improve Soil Quality

Growing strong, healthy coffee trees involves balancing several elements: sun, water, wind, and nutrients from the soil. However, when it comes to soil quality, there...

October 7, 2019

Practical Tips to Improve Efficiency on Your Coffee Farm

Coffee farming involves keeping track of a lot of different factors. It requires that you know your own land, crops, and resources well. When your...

September 25, 2019

Yirgacheffe, Sidamo, & More: A Guide to Ethiopian Coffee

Widely acknowledged as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is highly respected in the specialty coffee industry. Beans from this nation are a staple on coffee...

September 23, 2019

A Guide to Grafting Coffee Plants

Why do some producers graft coffee trees? The process can be tricky and usually costs more than planting standard plants.  But there can be advantages...

September 16, 2019

Thin Months: Why Are Coffee Producers Going Hungry?

Many coffee-producing communities experience “thin months.” These are seasonal periods of limited income and food insecurity in which producers and their families lack access to...

September 12, 2019

Are Mingas The Solution to Colombia’s Coffee Worker Shortage?

Low coffee prices and political tensions have contributed to labor shortages in several Latin American coffee-producing countries. In response, some Colombian farmers are revitalizing a...

September 6, 2019

Can Coffee Quality & Environmental Sustainability Go Hand in Hand?

The future of coffee production is tied to a healthy environment. Climate change poses a threat to the amount of fertile land available for farmers...

September 2, 2019

Instability & Uncertainty: The Labor Market For Coffee Pickers

Every cup of coffee depends on the work of many different people – producers, pickers, roasters, and baristas, to name a few. Harvest time is...

August 28, 2019

A Producer’s Guide to Pruning & Stumping Coffee Trees

Taking care of a coffee plantation is hard work, and it doesn’t end at harvest. After the last of the coffee cherries have been picked,...

August 26, 2019

How Producers in La Libertad, Guatemala Increased Coffee Quality

Huehuetenango, Guatemala is known for top-quality coffee, but the region hasn’t been immune to the ongoing coffee price crisis. High in the misty mountains near...

August 20, 2019

What Do Producers Value in Green Coffee Bean Buyers?

The coffee industry is made up of many individual relationships that depend on mutual trust and good communication. To better understand what producers value in...

August 15, 2019

Changing Challenges & Solutions for Guatemalan Coffee Producers

The coffee industry is facing some serious challenges – low C prices, climate change, and the impact of political tension to name a few. But...