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Recent Articles

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

April 14, 2021

“Remodelling to make a real difference”: Coffee production in Zimbabwe

April 8, 2021

Exploring geographical indication in coffee

March 31, 2021

How can technical assistance help coffee producers defend against pests & diseases?

March 24, 2021

Why do East Asian buyers often pay record-breaking prices for auction winning coffee lots?

March 22, 2021

Exploring the Chinese coffee supply chain

April 20, 2021

An early history of the C market: Exchanges and derivatives through history

In recent years, the coffee sector has rightly recognised sustainability as a key priority. However, for anybody who wants to be a part of making the supply chain more sustainable, learning more about commodities markets and the C market in particular is crucial. But as well as learning about these topics in detail, it’s also helpful to understand how and why they started. Commodities exchanges have been a part of… read more

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges.…

March 31, 2021

How can technical assistance help coffee producers defend against pests & diseases?

Just like most other crops, coffee plants are vulnerable to pests and diseases. For centuries,…

January 12, 2021

Exploring Yield & Profitability For Coffee Farmers

Farm productivity is something we often discuss in the coffee sector. Price fluctuations and difficulties…

January 25, 2021

How do microorganisms affect fermentation & the sensory profile of coffee?

As the coffee industry develops and grows, producers and researchers continue to innovate and push…

September 28, 2020

Fermenting Coffee With Fruit: A New Trend

In today’s specialty coffee market, buyers look for coffees that have exotic flavour profiles and…

September 23, 2020

Three Examples Of Innovative Coffee Processing In Indonesia

Indonesia is the fourth-biggest coffee producing country in the world, behind Brazil, Vietnam, and Colombia. …

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…

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…

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…

January 28, 2021

Exploring post-harvest practices & their relationship with coffee quality

The price of coffee is determined by the C market, which is based on supply…

December 21, 2020

How Does Green Coffee Become Contaminated?

When storing or transporting green coffee, contamination is always a risk. Whether it’s through oxygen,…

October 28, 2020

Green Coffee Packaging & Quality During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire coffee supply chain. Coffee shops all around the…

April 20, 2021

An early history of the C market: Exchanges and derivatives through history

In recent years, the coffee sector has rightly recognised sustainability as a key priority. However,…

March 24, 2021

Why do East Asian buyers often pay record-breaking prices for auction winning coffee lots?

Buying behaviour varies in different coffee markets around the world. Buyers from each country will…

February 4, 2021

What is the Nairobi Coffee Exchange?

The Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) manages the auction of all coffee produced in Kenya. It’s…

April 14, 2021

“Remodelling to make a real difference”: Coffee production in Zimbabwe

In the early 1990s, Zimbabwe was a recognised coffee producer. The country’s sector supported more…

March 22, 2021

Exploring the Chinese coffee supply chain

In the 2005/06 crop year, Chinese coffee production totalled some 359,000 60kg bags, putting the…

March 17, 2021

Micro lots & Monsoon Malabar: India’s future as a coffee origin

India is home to more than a billion people, 22 languages, and some of the…

September 17, 2020

How To Prevent Coffee Varieties From Being Misidentified

Every day, producers, traders, roasters, and consumers seek out different coffee varieties. Each variety has…

August 21, 2020

Responding To Coffee Overscoring Issues In Producing Countries

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the issue of coffee overscoring in…

July 20, 2020

A Guide to Green Coffee Auctions

Green coffee auctions are a popular way to buy and sell green coffee on the…

April 8, 2021

Exploring geographical indication in coffee

Around the world, there are certain food and beverage products that are protected by a…

March 8, 2021

“Voices heard for the first time”: Women in coffee co-operatives

The coffee sector has traditionally been dominated by men. While a high percentage of the…

February 23, 2021

“Nyumba Kumi Kahawa”: The initiative rejuvenating coffee production in Kenya

Kenya has been a major global coffee producer for more than 100 years. Although the…