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August 2, 2021

Understanding coffee bean density

July 28, 2021

What is potato taste defect & how can coffee producers stop it?

July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

May 3, 2021

Exploring quality, profitability & crop nutrition for coffee farmers

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

August 11, 2021

Why do coffee plants flower & what does it mean for producers?

The blooming of white, fragrant flowers on coffee plants is the first step of a year-long journey. When their crops flower, farmers can start to determine potential productivity for that season, as the flowering nodes will subsequently develop into coffee fruits. Effectively, the more nodes and flowers that grow, the more cherries a farmer can harvest. Blooming seasons across the globe vary due to climate, but the timely occurrence of… read more

The blooming of white, fragrant flowers on coffee plants is the first step of a year-long journey. When their crops flower, farmers can start to determine potential productivity for that season, as the flowering nodes will subsequently develop into coffee… read more

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,...

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...