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December 13, 2022

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

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

February 6, 2023

What's the difference between coffee estates and coffee co-operatives?

In many coffee-producing countries around the world, there are a number of ways in which farms are operated and managed. Understandably, this has a significant impact on how coffee is processed and sold, as well as the prices that farmers receive. Two of the most widespread coffee farming models are estates and co-operatives. The former is simply a coffee farm (usually a large one) which generally processes and sells its… read more

In many coffee-producing countries around the world, there are a number of ways in which farms are operated and managed. Understandably, this has a significant impact on how coffee is processed and sold, as well as the prices that farmers… read more

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...

June 9, 2022

Addressing deforestation in coffee production

Sustainability continues to be a major focus across the coffee industry, specifically in coffee production. Among the many environmental issues in the coffee sector is...

May 11, 2022

Exploring the nutraceutical properties of coffee

Coffee has long been renowned for its health benefits. For decades, research has shown that coffee can help to reduce the risk of developing major...

May 3, 2022

Exploring coffee consumption in Kenya

Kenya is the fifth-largest coffee producer in Africa. According to data from the International Coffee Organisation, the country produced approximately 775,000 60kg bags in 2020....

April 28, 2022

How can the coffee industry help to rehabilitate ex-offenders?

Across the world, it is sadly all too common for ex-offenders to reoffend and find themselves back in prison. In the US, over 76% of...

April 25, 2022

Learning more about Colombia’s indigenous coffee-producing communities

Indigenous communities are some of the most underrepresented and overlooked groups in the coffee industry. Yet the indigenous population of Colombia alone is estimated to...

April 6, 2022

How can digitalisation connect consumers to coffee farmers?

Digitalisation is increasingly becoming an area of focus for the global coffee industry.  For producers, it means improving how data is stored, as well as...

March 9, 2022

Comparing coffee & alcohol production

For centuries, humankind has worked to perfect the art of producing both coffee and alcohol. We already know that coffee production and winemaking share several...

February 8, 2022

Why did coffee producers use their own currency in the 19th century?

In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of discussion about “tokenising” coffee using blockchain technology. This would see the use of coffee tokens (“worth” a...

February 1, 2022

Driving educational programmes in coffee-growing communities

Around the world, green coffee buyers and roasters are increasingly looking for ways to support the communities they buy coffee from. One of the most...

January 25, 2022

Understanding coffee & direct trade in East Africa

The trade of coffee is a crucial step in the global supply chain. However, in many cases (specifically for smallholder farmers) coffee producers are “price...

January 19, 2022

Exploring biodynamic coffee production

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly pressing for coffee farmers. Some estimates suggest that by 2050, up to 40% of the agricultural area...

November 29, 2021

Environmentally sustainable coffee production & profitability

In today’s coffee sector, the word “sustainable” is being used with increasing frequency. More than ever, brands and businesses are realising the social, economic, and...

November 8, 2021

Why is green coffee traded between producing countries?

Generally speaking, coffee producing countries aim to export to major consuming countries and increase international demand. This often supports coffee farmers to obtain better prices...

October 6, 2021

Infused coffees: Answering some common questions

A few weeks ago, we published an article on infused coffees in partnership with Saša Šestić, which received a huge number of responses and questions...

September 22, 2021

Understanding “100% Colombian Coffee” & why it has been so successful

Colombia is recognised globally as one of the world’s leading producers of good quality coffee. The local coffee sector has flourished for decades, thanks in...