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October 4, 2022

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October 26, 2022

A guide to the Ruiru 11 coffee variety

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Kenya produced 775,000 60kg bags of coffee in 2020 – making it Africa’s fifth-largest coffee growing country that year. However, production volumes have been steadily declining in recent years for a number of reasons. Many popular coffee varieties in Kenya include SL-28 and SL-34, which were first introduced to the country’s farmers more than 90 years ago. While SL varieties are high quality, they… read more

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Kenya produced 775,000 60kg bags of coffee in 2020 – making it Africa’s fifth-largest coffee growing country that year. However, production volumes have been steadily declining in recent years for a number of reasons.… read more

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...

June 6, 2019

Geisha, Bourbon, & More: How to Identify 6 Coffee Varieties

Do you know what Geisha/Gesha looks like? How about Bourbon? There are many varieties of coffee and it’s not always clear how they differ. Setting...

May 23, 2019

How The Malaysian State of Sarawak Is Rethinking Liberica Coffee

Home to dense rainforests, orangutans, and delicious laksa soup, the Malaysian state of Sarawak is in the north-west of Borneo. This lush, tropical region also...

March 29, 2019

Choosing The Right Coffee Varieties For Your Farm

An important part of producing quality coffee is choosing the right varieties for your land. Why invest in plants that need additional resources that aren’t...

March 19, 2019

Understanding The Myth of Heirloom Variety Coffee

When we speak of Ethiopian coffees, we use descriptors such as “rosehips” and “magnolia”. But if you’re curious to know what specific variety produces these...