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November 8, 2021

Why is green coffee traded between producing countries?

October 6, 2021

Infused coffees: Answering some common questions

September 22, 2021

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

September 14, 2021

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

August 23, 2021

What's the problem with infused coffees?

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 environmental impact of coffee production. Part of the reason that sustainability is becoming more of a focus is the growing discussion around climate change. In the coffee industry, we’ve already seen reports that climate change is threatening the amount of land used to grow coffee… read more

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 environmental impact of coffee production. Part of the reason that sustainability is becoming more of… read more

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...

October 16, 2020

Addressing Colonial Inequalities In The Coffee Sector

Coffee has come a long way since it was shipped around the world by European colonial powers centuries ago. However, while these colonial empires are...

September 29, 2020

Collaboration In The Coffee Supply Chain In Latin America

We all know that 2020 has been an eventful year for the coffee industry. Logistical issues and widespread café closures – as a result of...

September 9, 2020

How Do We Increase Coffee Consumption In Producing Countries?

It’s widely acknowledged that increasing coffee consumption in coffee producing countries is positive. This is because it creates a more stable coffee industry that is...

June 23, 2020

How The World’s Leading Coffee Producer Is Dealing With COVID-19

COVID-19 related restrictions have impacted the world’s coffee production and exportation efforts. Despite this, Brazil 2020’s harvest is set to reach a historical high of...

June 9, 2020

Producer Perspectives on Farmgate Prices & Technology

Increased coffee supply chain transparency could help farmers secure better coffee prices. However, few transparency efforts extend back to this group, which means that once...

June 3, 2020

Why Food Security Is a Coffee Industry Issue

Producers are amongst the most vulnerable members of the coffee supply chain. Many are already contending against inconsistent and insufficient incomes, which is why in...

May 20, 2020

Will COVID-19 Mobilize Producers to Roast Their Own Coffee?

2020’s COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the international coffee production industry, bringing about challenges ranging from dwindling consumer consumption (due to lockdowns closing coffee shops) to...

May 6, 2020

Why Is Green Coffee Illegally Smuggled Across Borders?

Every hour, thousands of kilograms of coffee are bought, sold, and transported around the globe. While most of this coffee will depart from producers and...

January 7, 2020

Tackling The Challenges of Trading Coffee in East Africa

In East Africa, over five million people are either coffee growers or work in the coffee sector. It is the birthplace of coffee and home...

November 9, 2017

Why Specialty Coffee Shops Are Succeeding in Laos

Before the peace of the morning evaporates to the chaos of tuk-tuks, motorbikes, and cars, Laotians sit on plastic stools to enjoy a coffee. The...

February 14, 2017

Should Cafés in Producing Countries Serve Other Nations’ Coffees?

What’s the best thing about specialty coffee? Forget the elegant brewing methods, the creative designs, or the sensational skills of pro baristas. It’s the opportunity...

July 6, 2016

What Can We Learn From The Bangkok & Manila Coffee Industries?

If you could drink local specialty coffee, would you? Of course you would. But what if cafés just didn’t think it was economically feasible? The...