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November 8, 2022

Are blends becoming more popular in specialty coffee?

February 23, 2022

Coffee job roles: What is a green coffee buyer?

February 14, 2022

How can roasters control quality when sourcing coffee?

February 2, 2022

Why are coffee farmers being sued over defaults on contracts?

November 3, 2021

Navigating the coffee supply chain through Covid-19

November 14, 2022

How do increases in the price of coffee affect co-operatives?

From early 2021 through until mid-2022, coffee prices increased steadily – with arabica futures reaching a ten-year high of US 258.95 cents/lb in February 2022.  These price increases are attributed to a number of reasons, including weather (such as a sudden frost which hit some of Brazil’s top coffee-growing regions in July 2021), the rising price of shipping containers, and the International Coffee Organisation halving its global 2020/21 coffee surplus… read more

From early 2021 through until mid-2022, coffee prices increased steadily – with arabica futures reaching a ten-year high of US 258.95 cents/lb in February 2022.  These price increases are attributed to a number of reasons, including weather (such as a… read more

November 14, 2022

How do increases in the price of coffee affect co-operatives?

From early 2021 through until mid-2022, coffee prices increased steadily – with arabica futures reaching a ten-year high of US 258.95 cents/lb in February 2022. ...

November 8, 2022

Are blends becoming more popular in specialty coffee?

Across the world of specialty coffee, there is undeniably a growing focus on sourcing high-quality, sustainable, and traceable coffees. A large part of this revolves...

February 23, 2022

Coffee job roles: What is a green coffee buyer?

There are a number of roles in the industry that involve sourcing green coffee beans for a company. At a roaster, for example, the head...

February 14, 2022

How can roasters control quality when sourcing coffee?

Quality is rightly a growing priority for coffee drinkers around the world, and consequently for coffee roasters. It’s a key differentiator in the coffee sector,...

February 2, 2022

Why are coffee farmers being sued over defaults on contracts?

Contracts are essential for building long-term sustainable relationships in the coffee industry. By using them, those who both buy and sell coffee can achieve stability...

November 3, 2021

Navigating the coffee supply chain through Covid-19

Since early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed almost every industry around the world, and the coffee sector has not been an exception. Now, more...

September 16, 2021

A guide to buying organic coffee

Direct trade, ethical sourcing, fair pricing – these are all phrases people use when talking about how sustainable coffee is. But what about organic coffee? ...

August 30, 2021

Social initiatives in coffee-producing communities

Around the world, some 25 million families depend on coffee production for their income, and 80% of the global coffee supply is produced by smallholder...

June 8, 2021

What are virtual coffee auctions?

Coffee auctions are nothing new. They have long since been a platform to showcase high-quality coffees to buyers from around the world, and to discover...

April 27, 2021

Scaling up your green coffee sourcing

Green coffee sourcing is a key part of the business of coffee roasting. Discovering and buying quality green beans is the first step in the...

September 17, 2020

How To Prevent Coffee Varieties From Being Misidentified

Every day, producers, traders, roasters, and consumers seek out different coffee varieties. Each variety has its own unique cup profile, among a number of other...

August 21, 2020

Responding To Coffee Overscoring Issues In Producing Countries

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the issue of coffee overscoring in producing countries. The feedback we received motivated us to dig...

July 20, 2020

A Guide to Green Coffee Auctions

Green coffee auctions are a popular way to buy and sell green coffee on the international market. Not only do they often provide producers with...

July 16, 2020

Tackling Unintentional Coffee Overscoring in Producing Countries

In the specialty coffee industry, high quality coffees are cupped and allocated a score by a tasting/grading professional or a Q grader. These scores act...