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August 23, 2021

What's the problem with infused coffees?

July 29, 2021

Why is frost in Brazil causing global coffee prices to increase?

May 27, 2021

Can we use biochemical analysis to predict coffee quality?

April 29, 2021

Gender equity in the Democratic Republic of Congo's coffee sector

April 8, 2021

Exploring geographical indication in coffee

September 14, 2021

Analysing the impact of the Colombian civil unrest on the country’s coffee sector

Earlier this year, Colombia was rocked by waves of protests, the likes of which the country hasn’t experienced in recent memory. It began with a planned tax reform, which brought hundreds of thousands of Colombians onto the streets at the end of April.  Faced with such fierce opposition, the government quickly withdrew the proposed reforms in early May. But instead of quelling the dissent, the protests spiralled into a broader… read more

Earlier this year, Colombia was rocked by waves of protests, the likes of which the country hasn’t experienced in recent memory. It began with a planned tax reform, which brought hundreds of thousands of Colombians onto the streets at the… read more

September 14, 2021

Analysing the impact of the Colombian civil unrest on the country’s coffee sector

Earlier this year, Colombia was rocked by waves of protests, the likes of which the country hasn’t experienced in recent memory. It began with a...

August 23, 2021

What’s the problem with infused coffees?

Traditionally, coffee has been processed using three methods: washed processing, natural processing, and honey processing. In recent years, however, we’ve seen the emergence of some...

July 29, 2021

Why is frost in Brazil causing global coffee prices to increase?

On 1 July, frost was reported in some Brazilian coffee-producing areas – not an uncommon occurrence from June to August in the southern parts of...

May 27, 2021

Can we use biochemical analysis to predict coffee quality?

Across the coffee supply chain, quality is a key issue for a range of different stakeholders. Farmers often receive higher prices for better quality coffees,...

April 29, 2021

Gender equity in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s coffee sector

A little over two years ago, the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report found the gap in economic opportunity to be widening, closing...

April 8, 2021

Exploring geographical indication in coffee

Around the world, there are certain food and beverage products that are protected by a geographical indication (GI). This means that they are defined by...

March 8, 2021

“Voices heard for the first time”: Women in coffee co-operatives

The coffee sector has traditionally been dominated by men. While a high percentage of the production workforce is female, women producers often have little agency...

February 23, 2021

“Nyumba Kumi Kahawa”: The initiative rejuvenating coffee production in Kenya

Kenya has been a major global coffee producer for more than 100 years. Although the crop was only introduced to the country in the late...

February 3, 2021

Driving entrepreneurship in coffee producing communities

Coffee farms are a business. Just like any other business, they function in terms of revenue, costs, profit, and investment. Despite this, around the world,...

January 6, 2021

Coffee & Khat: How Are They Related?

Coffee has long since been associated with Ethiopia and Yemen, but there is another cash crop that is just as prevalent in Africa and the...

January 5, 2021

Exploring coffee consumption in Uganda

In 2019, Uganda was the eighth-largest coffee producer in the world, ahead of Guatemala (10th), Nicaragua (12th), and Kenya (16th). Coffee is the country’s top-earning...

December 24, 2020

How did Colombia become so famous for its coffee?

Today, Colombia is the third-biggest coffee producing country in the world, behind only Brazil and Vietnam. Ask anybody that you meet where coffee grows, and...

December 7, 2020

How Has Covid-19 Affected Ethiopian Coffee?

The impact of Covid-19 on the coffee supply chain has been well-documented. Alongside café closures, roasters have experienced a dip in wholesale and coffee producers...

December 3, 2020

Scaling Coffee Production In The DRC

Like every aspect of life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, coffee production has suffered from decades of armed conflict and political instability. In...

December 1, 2020

Roasting Coffee At Origin

The coffee supply chain is long and complex, and one of its greatest criticisms is that value is traditionally added beyond the producing country. As...

October 22, 2020

Coffee Farming And Unexploded Ordnance In Laos

While many of us associate unexploded ordnance (“leftover” bombs and shells from conflict which have not detonated) with wars that have long since finished, for...