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Recent Articles

September 16, 2020

What Happens To Coffee Grounds After They’re Used?

September 3, 2020

Three Ways To Cut Down On Coffee Waste At Home

September 2, 2020

How Sustainable Is Your Coffee Packaging?

March 5, 2020

Rethinking Insurance to Improve Coffee Farmers’ Resilience 

February 10, 2020

Why Rwandan Youth Are Turning Away From Coffee Production

April 22, 2021

A study: Minimising the carbon footprint of organic coffee production

For businesses all around the world, the push to be carbon-neutral continues to be a huge priority. The coffee sector is no exception. Climate change threatens the amount of land suitable for coffee farming around the world, making production more difficult and more expensive.  In addition, consumers are increasingly buying sustainable and ethical products, meaning that there is a growing market for environmentally responsible coffee. As such, there have been… read more

For businesses all around the world, the push to be carbon-neutral continues to be a huge priority. The coffee sector is no exception. Climate change threatens the amount of land suitable for coffee farming around the world, making production more… read more

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...

September 4, 2018

When Producers Roast Their Own Coffee, Green Quality Improves

Endless mountain ranges, coffee trees drooping with ripe-red cherries, and golden coffee beans drying on raised beds: this is what we often think of when...

July 30, 2018

Examining coffee production costs across Latin America

A coffee at your local café might cost US $4.00, but this doesn’t tell you how much green coffee is required to buy and produce...

July 25, 2018

How Can Long-Term Relationships Increase Sustainability at Origin?

“We need to think that the coffee ecosystem is composed of 20 million farmers,” Michele Cannone tells me. As Head of Global Marketing Foodservice at...

July 9, 2018

Coffee Barometer 2018: It’s Time for Less Talk, More Action

As I read the last sentence of the 2018 Coffee Barometer report, it left me thinking of the Honduran phrase “tilin-tilin y nada de paletas.”...

June 6, 2018

Volcán De Fuego & How The Coffee Community Can Support Guatemala

75 Guatemalans have died. More are missing. And thousands have been displaced, forced to leave behind their homes and crops. We know Guatemala for its...