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March 31, 2021

How can technical assistance help coffee producers defend against pests & diseases?

January 12, 2021

Exploring Yield & Profitability For Coffee Farmers

January 8, 2021

How Can Producers Define Sensory Profiles For Their Coffees?

November 30, 2020

How Can Digitalisation Improve Profitability On Coffee Farms?

November 24, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Drying

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers more.  The world of finance is complex enough before we consider the fact that coffee is a seasonal crop that requires investment in labour and equipment to harvest and sell.… read more

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers… read more

February 7, 2018

A Day in a Coffee Producer’s Life

For coffee farms across Central America, it’s their busiest time of the year right now. That’s right, it’s the harvest period. But what does a...

January 18, 2018

A Producer’s Guide to Choosing a Processing Method

Choosing the best coffee processing method can be like an artist choosing the best paints for their next masterpiece. Should it be watercolours, oil, or...

November 17, 2017

How Naturals & Honeys Are Changing The Face of Guatemalan Coffees

Guatemala is known for its washed Arabica coffees, but natural and honey processing is slowly taking off in this Central American country. In fact, in...

October 11, 2017

How to roast natural & honey processed coffee

Natural and honey processed coffees offer sweet profiles and fuller bodies, but don’t try to roast them like a wet processed lot. You’ll either burn...

August 3, 2017

Green Coffee: How Wet Processing Is Becoming More Eco-Friendly

Just like any other industry, coffee production has an environmental cost. With wet processing, it comes in the form of water pollution and waste byproducts...

July 14, 2017

How coffee flavour development impact fermentation?

In 2015, Sasa Sestic won the World Barista Championship with a washed carbonic macerated coffee, an innovative fermentation method. Two years later, he has his...

April 20, 2017

Experimental Processing & Specialty Coffee in Ka’ū, Hawaii

Ever tried specialty coffee from Ka’ū? This region of Hawaii has been growing coffee for only 20 years, and it’s quickly making a name for...

April 17, 2017

Experimental Processing: 1 VIDEO on Washed Carbonic Maceration

The coffee industry first woke up to carbonic maceration processing in 2015, when Sasa Sestic won the World Barista Championship with it. Since then, while...

March 21, 2017

Producer Perspective: How to Farm Specialty Coffee

Since 1998, we’ve farmed our 100-year-old family farm in Acatenango, Guatemala. Our farm, Santa Felisa, has been passed down through four generations. But while we’re aware...

February 23, 2017

Honey Processed Coffee: What’s The Difference Between Yellow, Red, & Black?

“How much honey is in the honey-processed coffee like a Costa Rican espresso?” If that sounds like a riddle, don’t worry. You’re probably familiar with...

February 10, 2017

Should Natural Coffees Be Judged Differently?

Dr Manuel Diaz believes we need to change how we think of natural coffees. He tells me they’re underrated and underpriced – despite their recent...

January 18, 2017

Why Specialty Naturals Need Strict Quality Control

Natural coffees are full of sweetness, eco-friendly, and on trend. But they can also be one of the most vulnerable to contamination and fermentation –...

January 12, 2017

Tips for Protecting Coffee During Drying & Storage

We don’t want coffee that has absorbed musty smells. Nor do we want that baggy flavour that comes when they absorb moisture after the processing...

January 6, 2017

Producer Insight: Is Organic Coffee Farming Worth the Risk?

Going organic isn’t a decision to take lightly. Coffee farming requires a long-term vision, a thorough understanding of coffee trees, and creativity. Organic coffee farming...

December 13, 2016

Washed vs Honey: Specialty Coffee Processing in Cameroon

In Cameroon, a group of small-scale farmers is collaborating to process specialty-grade coffee. Their name is Cameroon Boyo. Based in the Boyo region in the...

December 12, 2016

How to Choose the Best Shade System for Your Coffee Farm

Shade trees have numerous benefits: they’re associated with better cup profiles as they allow the coffee to ripen slower, they may provide additional income through...