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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

August 14, 2017

Hard Questions Asked at 1st World Coffee Producers Forum

World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF) 2017 was a historical moment in the coffee industry. For the first time, a world coffee conference was focused on...

August 10, 2017

SCA Launches Avance, New Sustainability Conference

News just broke that the SCA is launching a new type of coffee conference – a sustainability one. And what’s more, it’s focused on production...

March 29, 2017

From Farm to Café, How Can Your Coffee Be More Sustainable?

Coffee is a lifeline for millions, a major global commodity, and a crop that’s farmed in dozens of countries. It’s a fusion of science and...

December 9, 2016

Cervical Cancer Is The Coffee Industry’s Concern – Here’s Why

“It’s killing more women than maternity complications these days,” Guy Stallworthy, Executive Director of Grounds for Health, tells me. He’s talking about cervical cancer, something...

November 11, 2016

What Was Discussed at The World Coffee Leaders Forum 2016?

This year, at the Plenary Session of World Coffee Leaders Forum in Korea, six of the biggest names in the industry were invited to talk...

July 28, 2016

Here’s Why People Are Voting Yes to SCAE/SCAA Unification

It’s less than two weeks until voting closes on the SCAE/SCAA unification vote. For SCAA members who are undecided, we know that it’s a difficult...

November 24, 2015

Coffee by-products and how you can creatively use them

Coffee by-products pose a major challenge to the coffee supply chain. Farmers discard more than half of the coffee fruit’s pulp, mucilage, and parchment often...

August 7, 2015

How to get crystal clear coffee without filter paper!

I have a confession to make: I HATE using filter paper. It clogs frustratingly fast, it’s expensive, it’s a single-use item, and half the time...

August 4, 2015

Is Coffee The Answer to Extreme Poverty in Burundi?

Burundi: a country shattered by civil conflict, including two genocides. It has one of the  lowest per capita incomes in the world, with 90% of...

July 23, 2015

Changing Orphans’ Lives: Coffee Pour-Over Stands for Charity From Three Cord Creations

The third wave has brought us into an era of new brewing methods and there’s nothing better to accompany your favorite brewing method, be it...