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August 30, 2022

How can rootstock grafting make coffee plants more resilient?

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

July 4, 2022

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

May 24, 2022

Is it possible to get good quality coffee from unripe cherries?

May 17, 2022

How can syntropic farming benefit coffee production?

September 5, 2022

Resolving environmental issues in coffee production

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale agricultural production can sometimes be at odds with environmental conservation and protection efforts – often because of links to deforestation and poor farm management, for instance. However, as the demand for sustainably-grown coffee continues to rise, more and more efforts are being made by industry… read more

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale agricultural production can sometimes be at odds with environmental conservation and protection efforts – often… read more

June 4, 2015

Lessons on Coffee Production From a Colombian Producer

His name is Miguel Fajardo, but I call him “Mr Milkshake”. Why? Well, picture yourself on top of a hill in Solento (a popular tourist...

June 3, 2015

A Day in the Life of a Colombian Cherry Picker

It was 1920 in the small town of Jerico, Colombia, when my grandfather, Gilberto Velasquez, made the decision to leave behind his family and made...

May 27, 2015

Communism & Coffee Rationing: A US Roaster’s Sourcing Trip to Cuba (Part II)

I arrived in Havana and got straight to business.  Normally when looking for new sources of coffee, I might go to the known coffee growing...

May 26, 2015

How a Barista, with No Experience, Single-Handedly Grew & Roasted Coffee in Australia

I remember the first time I tried one. It was the sweetest, strangest thing I’d tasted –  like watermelon, hibiscus, lemon, pineapple and sugar. I...

April 20, 2015

Weekly Extraction: Observations from Origin – Introduction

In this Perfect Daily Grind feature titled The Weekly Extraction: Observations from Origin, I will be writing about my experiences as a coffee shop owner...

April 17, 2015

The History of Rwandan Coffee & The Story Behind Epiphanie Muhirwa

Prior to discussing the flavour notes, it’s important to acknowledge the story and sweat that’s been poured into harvesting each little Bourbon bean (hopefully no actual sweat...

March 22, 2015

How to Be a Gringo on a Nicaraguan Coffee Farm

Planning an extended trip to origin? During our recent trip to origin, we caught up with Z. Latimor, a US coffee lover who ditched the...

January 21, 2015

The Venezuelan Industry according to Pietro Carbone

Venezuela, a beautiful nation with exceptionally beautiful people. But what about coffee? Did you know at one time Venezuela was ranked close to Colombia in...


The Costa Rican Coffee Shop Culture according to Ariel Bravo

We recently interviewed micro-roaster, Paula Chaverri & barista Glen Arce on the Costa Rican coffee industry. F Solano caught up with Ariel Bravo, twice runner...


The Costa Rican Coffee Shop Culture according to Glen Arce

But what about the coffee shop & cafe culture. What does his average Costa Rican customer drink or desire?  F. Solano, met with Glen, a barista...


The Costa Rican Coffee Industry according to Paula Chaverri

Costa Rica (Central America). Credit: Google Maps Ever wondered about the Costa Rica coffee scene? Our Costa Rican correspondent, F. Solano, caught up with Paula,...