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April 13, 2022

What is Laurina coffee?

August 16, 2021

Introducing climate-resilient coffee hybrids in Vietnam

June 2, 2021

Could low caffeine coffee varieties replace decaf?

May 18, 2021

“Challenging and enriching to study”: Exploring robusta coffee’s genetic diversity

May 12, 2021

What is excelsa coffee?

June 8, 2022

Can agroforestry help to secure the future of the coffee industry?

The International Coffee Organisation’s April 2022 report estimates that global coffee consumption will exceed production by some 3.1 million 60kg bags in 2022. To add to this, many of the world’s top coffee-producing countries have seen falling production levels over the past few months, including Vietnam and Colombia.  For many, however, the threat in the longer-term is the advent of climate change. It’s believed that in the coming decades, this… read more

The International Coffee Organisation’s April 2022 report estimates that global coffee consumption will exceed production by some 3.1 million 60kg bags in 2022. To add to this, many of the world’s top coffee-producing countries have seen falling production levels over… read more

June 8, 2022

Can agroforestry help to secure the future of the coffee industry?

The International Coffee Organisation’s April 2022 report estimates that global coffee consumption will exceed production by some 3.1 million 60kg bags in 2022. To add...

April 13, 2022

What is Laurina coffee?

Around the world, many consumers prefer to drink coffee which contains less caffeine. For some, it’s essential. Typically, people looking to minimise their caffeine intake...

August 16, 2021

Introducing climate-resilient coffee hybrids in Vietnam

The USDA’s Coffee: World Markets and Trade report, published in June 2021, predicts that global coffee production figures in 2021/22 will fall by 6.2% compared...

June 2, 2021

Could low caffeine coffee varieties replace decaf?

While many consumers around the world enjoy coffee for its caffeine content – US consumers have an average daily intake of 193mg – more and...

May 18, 2021

“Challenging and enriching to study”: Exploring robusta coffee’s genetic diversity

Even though there are more than 120 known species in the Coffea genus, just two, arabica and robusta, account for more than 99% of all...

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...