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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

November 29, 2016

Producer Insight: Organic Coffee Farming in Guatemala

We’re a small coffee farm in Guatemala: there are only seven of us, all in the same multi-generational family. Las Delicias, our 11-hectare farm, is...

October 25, 2016

How to Dry Natural Coffee on Raised Beds

There’s a reason natural coffee has become more popular. As processes have improved, it’s become possible to produce a sweet, fruity, and clean coffee. It...

October 18, 2016

Shade Grown & Wet Processed: Laos’ Developing Specialty Industry

If you’ve ever had specialty coffee from Laos, you’re one of few. Yet there’s a growing level specialty production in this Southeast Asian country. Let...

October 17, 2016

Coffee Processing: How to Build African Raised Beds

Want a low investment, high return way to improve coffee quality? Consider building raised beds. Also called African drying beds, they keep the cherries off...

August 25, 2016

Slow Naturals: How Controlled Fermentation Came to Brazil

There was a time, in Brazil, when the wet process was considered the only way to produce a high-quality coffee. The argument went that ripe...

August 9, 2016

Exploring Processing Methods on an 10-Times COE-Winning Farm

Finca Los Pirineos has produced Cup of Excellence coffees a staggering eight times – four of which they were ranked in the Top Ten. The...

July 21, 2016

Washed, Natural, Honey: Coffee Processing 101

Honey, dry, washed, pulped natural… do you ever look at your coffee packaging and wonder what on earth these mean? Or, perhaps more importantly, which...

June 3, 2016

Coffee Processing: Understanding Pulped Natural Coffee

Pulped natural coffee – what does that even mean? And how does it affect the cup sitting in front of you? If you find this...

May 27, 2016

Regulating Cherry Ripeness: Why You Should Think Like a Sommelier

What would you do if you wanted to improve your coffee? To infuse the beans with natural sugars and complexity that will be reflected in...

February 18, 2016

Processing Improvements: The Key to Specialty Grade Naturals

Natural coffees may be one of the oldest forms around, yet it’s only in the last couple of years that they’ve been able to enter...

January 19, 2016

What Is Coffee? A Basic Explanation From Seed to Cup

We consume over 2.25 billion cups of coffee all around the globe, every single day. An estimated two-thirds of U.S. Americans drink a cup of...

December 2, 2015

Controlled Fermentation: A Critical Step in Flavour Development?

If there’s one thing that we’ve got wrong about coffee, it’s fermentation. Traditional ways of thinking about coffee processing state that this stage has no...

December 1, 2015

Honey vs Natural Micro-Lot Coffee: 3 Ways to Avoid Water Pollution

What if I told you that in the coffee world, water causes immense damage? Yes, water. It sounds crazy, right? But massive amounts of water...

November 3, 2015

Specialty vs Commercial Coffee: 3 Key Processing Differences

What is it that makes specialty coffee so special? We know it’s much better quality than commercial-grade beans, but why? Is it picked off the...

October 21, 2015

Indonesian Wet Hulled Coffee: Your One-Stop Guide

Ever heard of wet hulling? If you have, did you wonder what on earth it actually means and what it has to do with coffee?...

September 7, 2015

Honey processing: everything you need to know

Have you ever wondered what honey processing or what it means? Or if it’s any better than the natural processed coffee you used last week?...