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April 14, 2021

“Remodelling to make a real difference”: Coffee production in Zimbabwe

March 22, 2021

Exploring the Chinese coffee supply chain

March 17, 2021

Micro lots & Monsoon Malabar: India’s future as a coffee origin

February 5, 2021

A guide to coffee production in Nicaragua

February 2, 2021

Breaking down Caribbean coffee production

May 5, 2021

Exploring Malawi as a coffee origin

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa with a population of more 19 million people. Its economy is largely driven by agriculture, which supports some 90% of the country’s rural population. Malawi’s main agricultural exports in 2018 were raw tobacco (valued at US $694 million) and tea (US $89.9 million). And while the country exported approximately 109,000 60kg bags of coffee in 1993, some 28 years on, this figure… read more

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa with a population of more 19 million people. Its economy is largely driven by agriculture, which supports some 90% of the country’s rural population. Malawi’s main agricultural exports in 2018 were raw… read more

May 5, 2021

Exploring Malawi as a coffee origin

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa with a population of more 19 million people. Its economy is largely driven by agriculture, which supports...

April 14, 2021

“Remodelling to make a real difference”: Coffee production in Zimbabwe

In the early 1990s, Zimbabwe was a recognised coffee producer. The country’s sector supported more than 20,000 farmers, who produced more than 15,000 tonnes of...

March 22, 2021

Exploring the Chinese coffee supply chain

In the 2005/06 crop year, Chinese coffee production totalled some 359,000 60kg bags, putting the country 30th in the world by volume at the time....

March 17, 2021

Micro lots & Monsoon Malabar: India’s future as a coffee origin

India is home to more than a billion people, 22 languages, and some of the world’s most culturally and ethnically diverse cities. It occupies the...

February 5, 2021

A guide to coffee production in Nicaragua

Much like in other Central American countries, coffee production has played an important role in Nicaragua’s history and economic development. Coffee was first cultivated in...

February 2, 2021

Breaking down Caribbean coffee production

The Caribbean has a long, rich history of coffee production. From Jamaica and Cuba to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the soil and growing conditions...

November 17, 2020

A Guide To Specialty Coffee In Panama

Even though coffee has been grown in Panama since the early 20th century, it has only gained a reputation as a country that produces quality...

November 12, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Production In El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It is also a renowned global coffee origin. Coffee has been a...

November 5, 2020

Exploring The Democratic Republic Of Congo As A Coffee Origin

In the 1970s, the Democratic Republic of Congo was one of Africa’s leading coffee exporters. However, civil wars and political instability that have persisted from...

October 19, 2020

Coffee & Conflict In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second-largest country in Africa and the twelfth-largest in the world. It is home to some 87 million...

September 18, 2020

Overcoming The Challenges Of Sourcing Coffee From The DRC

In 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo produced almost 24 million kilograms of coffee. Although this was a 4% rise on the figure for...

September 11, 2020

The Increasing Quality Of Chinese-Grown Coffee

Chinese coffee cultivation covered more than 1.2 billion square meters in 2016. In the same year, China grew more than 140,000 tons of coffee –...

July 1, 2020

Inside Brazil’s Specialty Robusta Scene

Specialty coffee is usually associated with Arabica coffee beans, and Robusta coffee beans are usually associated with commercial coffee, instant coffee, or blends.  While Arabica...

June 11, 2020

Can Australia Grow Its Consumption of Locally Produced Coffee?

Australia has a well-established specialty coffee scene, characterised by independent cafés and high coffee consumption levels. In fact, it’s estimated that over 384 Olympic sized...

February 28, 2020

Ethiopia to The World: The Origins of Coffee in Africa

Coffee has come a long way from its birthplace in the hills of Ethiopia. Today, you’ll find it growing and being sipped all over the...

February 18, 2020

The Emerging Specialty Coffee Origins to Pay Attention To

The global coffee market is constantly evolving. While coffee production is currently dominated by a select group of countries, sourcing coffee from emerging regions might...