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May 31, 2022

Why don’t more producers market their own coffee?

May 26, 2022

Are specialty coffee brands becoming more and more similar?

May 25, 2022

What’s the difference between plastic and metal coffee pods?

April 7, 2022

Cost management tips for smaller coffee roasters

March 30, 2022

Exploring AI in coffee roasting

June 7, 2022

Should coffee roasters add robusta to blends if arabica prices increase?

From early 2021 through until mid-2022, coffee prices have steadily increased. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including extreme weather conditions, like the sudden frost that hit some of Brazil’s top coffee-producing regions in July 2021, and the rising prices of shipping containers. In February 2022, arabica futures reached a ten-year high of US 258.95 cents/lb – close to the historic highs seen in November 2011. At… read more

From early 2021 through until mid-2022, coffee prices have steadily increased. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including extreme weather conditions, like the sudden frost that hit some of Brazil’s top coffee-producing regions in July 2021, and… read more

November 10, 2020

How Have Roasters Adapted During Covid-19?

The full long-term effects of Covid-19 on the coffee industry will not be known for some time. However, as time goes on, we see more...

October 13, 2020

Shared Roasting Spaces: What Are They & Why Are They Used?

Today, it’s not uncommon to see café owners, baristas, consumers, or even producers taking an interest in roasting their own coffee. And while for some...

May 7, 2020

How Brazilian Producers Are Roasting & Selling Their Coffee

Brazil is the world’s biggest coffee producer and consumer. With 98% of local households drinking it, Brazilian farmers don’t have to look far to find...

March 23, 2020

The Rise of Home Coffee Roasting

The specialty coffee scene has spurred an interest in quality coffee for many consumers. It’s never been easier for coffee lovers to experiment with innovative...

March 8, 2019

A Conversation With Women in Coffee Roasting

Coffee should be for everyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity. But the industry is traditionally dominated by men. That’s changing – for example, 2018 saw...

July 10, 2015

Torrefacto – How a Post-War Roasting Process Has Ruined Coffee

Some people dream of sipping Bordeaux while looking at the Eiffel Tower; I dreamt of watching Madrid’s Plaza Mayor, fresh roasted coffee in hand, from...