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March 3, 2021

“Unlike anything I had ever tasted before”: What is Wush Wush coffee?

February 16, 2021

Exploring popular Kenyan coffee varieties: SL-28 & SL-34

January 20, 2021

Tasting “Forgotten” Wild Coffee Species: An Experiment

December 23, 2020

Exploring Five Popular Indonesian Coffee Varieties

December 16, 2020

“Crash Testing” Coffee Hybrids’ Resistance To Adverse Growing Conditions

May 12, 2021

What is excelsa coffee?

Discovered in Africa at the turn of the 20th century, excelsa coffee is a unique, resilient, and productive species, despite its minimal presence in the global coffee market. Little information about how much of it is traded, roasted, or brewed is available, since it moves only in very small quantities.  Although excelsa has been widely cultivated and consumed for many years in Africa and Asia, its origin is largely misunderstood.… read more

Discovered in Africa at the turn of the 20th century, excelsa coffee is a unique, resilient, and productive species, despite its minimal presence in the global coffee market. Little information about how much of it is traded, roasted, or brewed… read more

May 12, 2021

What is excelsa coffee?

Discovered in Africa at the turn of the 20th century, excelsa coffee is a unique, resilient, and productive species, despite its minimal presence in the...

March 3, 2021

“Unlike anything I had ever tasted before”: What is Wush Wush coffee?

Originally found in Ethiopia, Wush Wush is a low-yield, rare variety that has become popular in specialty coffee over the past few years. Compared to...

February 16, 2021

Exploring popular Kenyan coffee varieties: SL-28 & SL-34

Kenya is the 16th largest coffee producer in the world by volume, and is recognised today as a prominent specialty coffee origin. Growing regions in...

January 20, 2021

Tasting “Forgotten” Wild Coffee Species: An Experiment

Across the world, millions of farmers earn an income from coffee production. Between 2016 and 2020, global coffee consumption rose by 158.77 million 60kg bags...

December 23, 2020

Exploring Five Popular Indonesian Coffee Varieties

Coffee grows and evolves differently all around the world. We know this, just like we know that a coffee variety that grows well in Ethiopia...

December 16, 2020

“Crash Testing” Coffee Hybrids’ Resistance To Adverse Growing Conditions

According to research conducted in 2016, within the next 30 years, climate change could remove more than 50% of the world’s suitable coffee-growing land. A...

December 15, 2020

A Guide To Top-Working And How It Can Help Coffee Producers

Just like any other plant, coffee trees are affected by time. After a certain period, they will reach a stage where their output and productivity...

December 10, 2020

What Is Coffea Stenophylla?

Arabica and robusta dominate the global coffee market, making up almost 100% of all coffee sold across the world. Despite this, however, there are 122...

November 18, 2020

What Is Coffea Liberica?

There are more than 120 identified species under the Coffea genus. Producers, traders, roasters, baristas, and consumers will be predominantly familiar with two of these:...

October 20, 2020

Exploring Ethiopian Heirloom Coffee Varieties

If you’re reading about Ethiopian coffee production, before long, you’ll start to see the word “heirloom”.  While a true definition of the phrase is difficult...

August 12, 2020

Exploring The Connection Between Canephora & Robusta

For most people in the coffee industry, robusta is viewed as an inferior coffee. The general belief is that robusta beans produce a worse cup...

July 8, 2020

Combating Climate Change’s Impact With Hybrid Coffee Varieties

Changing weather patterns, pests and diseases, deforestation, and rising temperatures are just some of the environmental factors threatening worldwide coffee production. It’s estimated that by...

May 4, 2020

How Does Grafting Arabica to Robusta Improve Coffee Yields?

Deforestation, soil imbalances, and pathogens are just some of the challenges that producers around the world face in growing quality coffee – which is why...

April 28, 2020

The Typica Coffee Variety: What Is It & Why Is It so Important?

Typica is one of the world’s most iconic coffee varieties. It can be traced back to the birthplace of Arabica coffee, Ethiopia, and is integral...

April 1, 2020

Exploring The Catuai Coffee Variety

The Catuai variety of coffee has been in production for over four decades, and while it’s no longer a novelty on the market, it’s valued...

March 9, 2020

Honduran Coffee: Exploring Common Varieties

Honduras might be a relatively small country, but it’s a significant producer of specialty coffee and coffee in general. Depending on which of its six...