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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?

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

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 to the previous crop year.  This projected fall in production can be attributed to a number of reasons, but one of the most prominent is erratic or extreme weather patterns. Weather patterns do fluctuate naturally, but it’s believed that these changes have been exacerbated by… read more

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 to the previous crop year.  This projected fall in production can be attributed to a… read more

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...

August 24, 2018

Get to Know The Coffee Plant

When we sip on that delicious latte or filter brew, it’s easy to forget that our favorite drink comes from a coffee plant. Yet millions...

August 17, 2018

Coffee Varieties Debunked: Why Not All Geshas Taste The Same

Not all Chardonnays taste the same. And the same is true for coffee varieties. Take a Gesha from Panama and a Gesha from Ethiopia: they...

November 13, 2017

What You Need to Know About Colombian Coffee Variety Cenicafé 1

The choice of coffee variety affects a coffee’s flavour, growing conditions, roast profile, and more – which makes the release of a new Colombian variety,...

October 24, 2017

Starmaya: Could This F1 Hybrid Be The Ideal Coffee Variety?

F1 hybrids tend to be high-quality, rust-resistant, and high-yielding varieties – the golden trio, as far as coffee producers are concerned. Yet there’s just one...

August 1, 2017

Coffee Varieties: A Crash Course in Geisha vs Bourbon

In wine, varieties reign supreme. Everybody knows what a Merlot is or a Chardonnay. Coffee varieties are less understood. You might have heard of Geisha,...