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August 16, 2023

What is Ombligon coffee & could it become more popular?

August 1, 2023

Are single origin coffees actually “better” than blends?

April 11, 2023

What is Maragogipe & how big is the market for it in specialty coffee?

October 26, 2022

A guide to the Ruiru 11 coffee variety

October 4, 2022

What is Sidra coffee?

September 18, 2023

What is the AC1 coffee variety & could it become more popular?

In recent years, interest in naturally low-caffeine varieties has certainly grown. We have seen more and more low-caf coffees like Laurina and Aramosa available in coffee shops and at high-end auctions. In fact, the former even won the World Brewers Cup in 2018. It’s clear that specialty coffee sees plenty of potential with the quality of these varieties. In turn, the market for high-quality low-caf coffee is slowly but steadily… read more

In recent years, interest in naturally low-caffeine varieties has certainly grown. We have seen more and more low-caf coffees like Laurina and Aramosa available in coffee shops and at high-end auctions. In fact, the former even won the World Brewers… read more

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...

February 21, 2020

Bourbon Coffee Variety: A Guide For Producers & Roasters

Arabica coffee is significant in specialty coffee production, with Bourbon being one of the varieties that takes centre stage. The World Coffee Research Organization (WCR)...

February 20, 2020

Catuai & Yellow Bourbon: Exploring Brazil’s Coffee Varieties

Brazil dominates the coffee industry. It’s responsible for roughly a third of the coffee we drink. One single state in Brazil, Minas Gerais, produces more...

January 20, 2020

The Arara Variety: What Is It & Why Is It Popular in Brazil?

The choice of variety affects a coffee’s flavor, productivity, and required farming conditions. Consumers are often excited to try varieties such as Geisha/Gesha, while producers...

September 4, 2019

Fine Robusta & New Markets: Exploring Ghana’s Coffee Industry

Have you seen Ghanaian coffee listed on your local coffee shop’s menu? Probably not. While other African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, have gained...