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November 16, 2022

Women in East African coffee production

October 13, 2022

Why are people calling for reform in Kenyan coffee production?

October 12, 2022

Understanding Indonesian robusta coffee production

October 11, 2022

Exploring coffee grading systems: Tanzania

October 5, 2022

Exploring the evolution of Jamaica’s coffee industry

December 13, 2022

How can producers use green coffee to barter for other goods and services?

Across the Bean Belt, the vast majority of coffee farmers sell their coffee (either as cherry or parchment) in exchange for income. After providing for themselves and their families, producers can reinvest profits back into their farms to purchase equipment and resources – such as fertilisers and irrigation systems – and carry out necessary repairs and maintenance. However, research has found that farmers (particularly smallholders) sometimes receive as little as… read more

Across the Bean Belt, the vast majority of coffee farmers sell their coffee (either as cherry or parchment) in exchange for income. After providing for themselves and their families, producers can reinvest profits back into their farms to purchase equipment… read more

December 13, 2022

How can producers use green coffee to barter for other goods and services?

Across the Bean Belt, the vast majority of coffee farmers sell their coffee (either as cherry or parchment) in exchange for income. After providing for...

November 16, 2022

Women in East African coffee production

Coffee is one of East Africa’s biggest cash crops – it is responsible for the livelihoods of the estimated five million people who work in...

October 13, 2022

Why are people calling for reform in Kenyan coffee production?

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Kenya was Africa’s fifth-largest coffee producer in 2020. Naturally, this makes it one of the most important origins across...

October 12, 2022

Understanding Indonesian robusta coffee production

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-largest producer of coffee. In 2020, the country produced around 12.1 million 60kg bags of...

October 11, 2022

Exploring coffee grading systems: Tanzania

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Tanzania produced around 900,000 60kg bags of coffee in 2020, making it Africa’s fourth-largest coffee-producing country in that year....

October 5, 2022

Exploring the evolution of Jamaica’s coffee industry

The Caribbean has a rich history of coffee production. In fact, some of the earliest commercial coffee farms were established in Jamaica and Haiti in...

September 28, 2022

How can data collection be used to improve coffee production?

When discussing how the use of data has changed in the coffee industry, we often focus on the impact for roasters and coffee shops. And...

August 31, 2022

Understanding Tanzania’s generational gap in coffee production

Although coffee was first introduced to Tanzania in the 16th century from nearby Réunion Island (also once referred to as Bourbon), it took around 200...

August 29, 2022

Understanding the relationship between cycling & coffee production

Many coffee farms across the Bean Belt are located in remote, rural areas in low-to-middle income countries. This means that while green coffee might be...

August 25, 2022

Exploring regenerative agriculture in coffee production

There’s no arguing that the demand for “sustainable coffee” is at an all-time high. Now more than ever, brands and consumers alike realise the importance...

August 9, 2022

Is there a difference between a coffee producer and a farmer? 

Coffee farmer, producer, grower, supplier – these are all terms used to describe farm-level supply chain actors. They can also be used to define the...

August 8, 2022

Understanding the co-operative model in Kenya’s coffee sector

Historically, as many as 50% of Kenya’s coffee producers have worked with big estates or co-operatives at any given time. Across the country, these organisations...

August 1, 2022

How can we improve access to finance for smallholder coffee farmers?

Smallholder coffee farmers are responsible for between 70 and 80% of the world’s coffee supply. Despite meeting a tremendous global need, approximately 75% of them...

July 19, 2022

Simplifying green coffee grading

Preserving the quality of green coffee is an essential part of the supply chain. But in order to preserve it, we must first identify it....

July 12, 2022

Understanding wild coffee farming

Around the world, coffee has been cultivated on farms and estates for hundreds of years. Careful and well-planned farm management means that coffee can be...

June 21, 2022

How can green coffee auctions be used to promote wider social initiatives?

Green coffee auctions are a popular platform for buying and selling coffee around the world, as well as a means to connect producers to a...