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May 10, 2022

Exploring the micro mill model in the coffee sector

March 31, 2022

What is koji fermented coffee?

March 2, 2022

How can processing be used to improve the quality of commodity robusta coffee?

December 8, 2021

Coffee processing in East Africa: A guide

June 3, 2021

Carbonic maceration & biodynamic farming: Experimental coffee processing in Panama

May 30, 2022

How are Kenyan coffee washing stations operated?

Processing is one of the most important stages in the coffee supply chain. There are a number of ways to process coffee, and each method has its own unique effect on quality and flavour. One of the most important steps in coffee production is the primary processing stage. This is because the margin of error is small; one mistake at this juncture can result in a substantial loss of quality.… read more

Processing is one of the most important stages in the coffee supply chain. There are a number of ways to process coffee, and each method has its own unique effect on quality and flavour. One of the most important steps… read more

May 30, 2022

How are Kenyan coffee washing stations operated?

Processing is one of the most important stages in the coffee supply chain. There are a number of ways to process coffee, and each method...

May 10, 2022

Exploring the micro mill model in the coffee sector

Milling is one of the most important post-harvest steps in coffee production. It involves removing the various layers of the cherry to remove the seeds....

March 31, 2022

What is koji fermented coffee?

Processing is a stage in coffee production which is necessary to prepare the beans for roasting, as well as having a significant impact on coffee...

March 2, 2022

How can processing be used to improve the quality of commodity robusta coffee?

Robusta accounts for between 30 and 40% of global coffee exports, yet in major consuming markets, it is predominantly used in blends and soluble coffee....

December 8, 2021

Coffee processing in East Africa: A guide

East Africa produces some of the world’s best coffee. This is for a number of reasons, including the region’s unique climate and geography. But what...

June 3, 2021

Carbonic maceration & biodynamic farming: Experimental coffee processing in Panama

Although Panama grows comparatively small volumes of coffee, today it is recognised around the world as a producer of high-quality beans. This is thanks in...

January 25, 2021

How do microorganisms affect fermentation & the sensory profile of coffee?

As the coffee industry develops and grows, producers and researchers continue to innovate and push boundaries in regards to processing and fermentation. The end goal...

September 28, 2020

Fermenting Coffee With Fruit: A New Trend

In today’s specialty coffee market, buyers look for coffees that have exotic flavour profiles and high cupping scores. This has motivated coffee producers to innovate...

September 23, 2020

Three Examples Of Innovative Coffee Processing In Indonesia

Indonesia is the fourth-biggest coffee producing country in the world, behind Brazil, Vietnam, and Colombia.  After coffee leaf rust wiped out most of the high-quality...

November 20, 2019

Coffee Processing: Exploring Naturals, Pulped Naturals, & Honeys

What unites naturals, pulped naturals, and honeys? They dry with all or some of the cherry attached. But what separates them? Quite a lot. Broadly...

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...

June 25, 2019

How Does Processing Method Impact Coffee Chemistry & Flavor?

Why does a natural processed coffee taste different to a washed? And what makes honey processed coffees so sweet? Processing method has a big impact...

April 19, 2019

How Colombian Coffee Producers Are Experimenting With Processing

Colombia is well-known for producing washed coffees with acidic and clean profiles. But this doesn’t mean that Colombian producers aren’t also open to experimentation in...

April 17, 2019

How to Ensure Consistency in Coffee Fermentation & Processing

Bread, wine, cheese, yogurt, chocolate, coffee: what do all of these delicious items have in common? Fermentation. In coffee, fermentation is crucial. It doesn’t just...

April 12, 2019

What Role Can Machinery Play in Specialty Coffee Processing?

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the concept of specialty coffee from something artisanal and small-scale. It’s the human knowledge and care, we think, that produces...

February 22, 2019

How to Improve Quality When Processing Washed Coffees

Wet/washed processed coffees are loved by many specialty coffee consumers, roasters, and buyers, thanks to their reputation for consistency and illuminated acidity. But in the...