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Recent Articles

September 27, 2021

Carbon insetting in the coffee supply chain

September 1, 2021

Growing sustainability in the coffee supply chain

July 5, 2021

Understanding carbon-neutral coffee production

June 22, 2021

Why is recycling single-use coffee cups so difficult?

April 22, 2021

A study: Minimising the carbon footprint of organic coffee production

October 14, 2021

How to host a sustainable latte art throwdown

In recent years, latte art throwdowns have become a staple of the coffee sector, allowing baristas and coffee enthusiasts to celebrate one of the more artful sides of coffee brewing. While they are broadly more small-scale than national latte art competitions, they can also play an important role in bringing together local coffee communities. However, with sustainability higher up the agenda than ever for the coffee sector, there are understandably… read more

In recent years, latte art throwdowns have become a staple of the coffee sector, allowing baristas and coffee enthusiasts to celebrate one of the more artful sides of coffee brewing. While they are broadly more small-scale than national latte art… read more

November 21, 2019

How to Recycle Coffee Equipment & Shop Sustainably

How are your coffee habits affecting the planet? Paper filters, coffee grounds, and plastic coffee brewers: the environmental impact of brewing coffee can soon add...

November 7, 2019

How Coffee Producers Can Adapt to Climate Change

Recent public protests on global warming have focused the world’s attention on its climate crisis. Experts believe that the consequences of climate change are –...

October 18, 2019

How to Improve Sustainability in The Coffee Roastery

At every link of the supply chain, making the coffee trade more sustainable has become a pressing task. But too often, we focus just on...

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 12, 2019

The Benefits of The Social Enterprise Model in Coffee

According to the Financial Times, a third of start-ups now strive to include positive social impact in their business model. The same article states that...

May 27, 2019

How to Reduce The Environmental Impact of Your Coffee Habit

How many times a week do you pick up a coffee to go? Do you always use a disposable cup? And what method do you...

May 9, 2019

What Does Blockchain Really Offer Coffee Roasters?

Blockchain has been touted as the key to empowering coffee producers and improving supply chain sustainability in the face of crashing coffee prices – but...

January 31, 2019

How Madagascan Deforestation Puts World Coffee At Risk

Madagascar has a breathtaking array of wildlife. Over 90% of the island’s reptiles, approximately 89% of its plants, and around 92% of its mammals exist...

December 20, 2018

Does Producing Coffee Mean Living in Poverty? Examining The Data

With coffee prices falling to a 12-year low earlier this year, the economic sustainability of coffee has been left in more doubt than ever. We...

November 27, 2018

How Can Blockchain Empower Coffee Producers?

Every time I open the tech section of my go-to news platform, blockchain is there. Banking, produce, charity, politics… it seems like there’s nothing this...

November 15, 2018

Sustainability in Coffee: What Are The Main Issues?

Sustainability has become a buzz word in recent years, but the long-term economic, environmental, and social health of the coffee industry are vital considerations. Reduced...

October 2, 2018

Can We Improve Efficiency & Quality in Coffee Picking?

Do you want to produce high-quality coffee that should result in higher prices? Or do you want to efficiently produce coffee, reducing investment and so...

September 27, 2018

Disease & Deforestation: The Cost of Coffee in Madagascar

In Madagascar, coffee is the fuel that powers everyone through their day – but it comes at a cost. This island off the Mozambique coast...

September 25, 2018

What Should We Have Learned From The 2001 Coffee Price Crisis?

When the international price for coffee (or C-Price) fell below US $1 per pound in August, many were alarmed. Even outside of the industry, the...

September 20, 2018

The Daily Life of Madagascar’s Coffee Vendors

In Madagascar, coffee is a national obsession and a big part of daily life. At its heart are the street vendors who dedicate their lives...

September 10, 2018

A Broken Coffee Market: Why Specialty Farmers Are Going Bankrupt

Murray Cooper was one of the most famous specialty coffee farmers in Ecuador. I’m using the past tense because he’s now bankrupt.  Murray did specialty coffee...