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April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

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?

May 3, 2021

Exploring quality, profitability & crop nutrition for coffee farmers

In recent years, coffee farm profitability has become a key consideration for the global coffee sector as sustainability and social impact rise up the agenda.  For coffee producers looking to improve profitability, there are two broad options: reduce the cost of production or get a higher price for your crop. For the latter option, one of the biggest factors to consider is coffee quality. This is typically represented in a… read more

In recent years, coffee farm profitability has become a key consideration for the global coffee sector as sustainability and social impact rise up the agenda.  For coffee producers looking to improve profitability, there are two broad options: reduce the cost… read more

May 25, 2018

3 Things a Coffee Farmer Would Like You to Do

Coffee is not just coffee. Our favorite beverage can be our morning pick-me-up, a precious moment to ourselves after work, a long chat with an...

April 19, 2018

Green Coffee Pricing Transparency Is Critical (And Complicated)

There are real concerns about the future of specialty coffee. And one of the most pressing is the incredibly low incomes earned by coffee producers....

April 9, 2018

Forward vs Spot Coffee Buying: The Pros & Cons

Do you know what coffee you’ll be selling next season? Or will your team be ringing around, requesting samples, negotiating prices, and hoping that you...

February 26, 2018

What a Coffee Producer Thinks When Harvest Begins

With the approach of the coffee harvest comes mixed feelings. Many producers, like my family, are excited to see the result of our year’s hard...

February 1, 2018

The Reality of Producing Specialty Coffee on Tiny Farms

Imagine owning a farm so small that you cannot receive practical help – even though, with the low profit margins and high costs of coffee...

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...

December 19, 2017

Why Some Farmers Struggle to Produce Specialty Coffee

About 70 countries produce coffee, but not all of them are able to effectively engage with the specialty market. In some, producers struggle while growing...

December 12, 2017

How Can Used Coffee Grounds Create a Greener Industry?

How many used coffee grounds do you put in a bin every single day? How about every week? Or year? If you compost or otherwise...

December 11, 2017

Micro Lot vs Macro Lot: What’s The Difference?

There are some pretty flexible definitions in coffee, and micro lots and macro lots (or community lots, as I like to refer to them) are...

December 8, 2017

Support Fight Against Cervical Cancer in Coffee Communities

Picture coffee communities at origin: what do you see? Lush landscapes, coffee trees full of beautiful dark red cherries, and hard-working families? The one thing...

October 17, 2017

Coca to Coffee in Colombia: How FARC Peace Deal Affects Farmers

Last year, a peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels went into effect, ending over 50 years of warfare but also signalling...

October 5, 2017

Creating Schools & Jobs in Honduras’ Coffee-Farming Communities

The view of Honduras from 2,000 meters in the sky is stunning. In lush pine tree forests on the highest mountains, coffee producers can find...

October 3, 2017

The Complicated Role of Money in Specialty Coffee

Not all producers have the same access to the specialty market – and it’s time we talk about this issue. The specialty coffee industry is...

September 26, 2017

Coffee Origin Spotlight: Papua New Guinea’s Specialty Coffee

For many years, Papua New Guinea’s coffee was overshadowed by that of its neighbour, Indonesia. Yet its sweet, fruity crops and ideal coffee-growing conditions are...

September 22, 2017

Why We Know Less Than We Think About Coffee Production

Working for an exporter in Nicaragua has come with many perks. The most significant is that I get to meet the people who grow my...

August 23, 2017

How The Region of Cerrado Mineiro Is Creating Coffee Traceability

Traceability opens the door to better coffee quality and a more equitable value chain. Yet the route from farm to cup is long and features...