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Recent Articles

September 21, 2021

A guide to coffee production in Madagascar

September 16, 2021

A guide to buying organic coffee

September 14, 2021

Analysing the impact of the Colombian civil unrest on the country’s coffee sector

September 8, 2021

Coffee production in Cameroon

August 30, 2021

Social initiatives in coffee-producing communities

August 23, 2021

What's the problem with infused coffees?

September 22, 2021

Understanding “100% Colombian Coffee” & why it has been so successful

Colombia is recognised globally as one of the world's leading producers of good quality coffee. The local coffee sector has flourished for decades, thanks in no small part to the hugely successful “100% Colombian Coffee” marketing strategy.  This label has influenced the price of Colombian coffee, consumer perception, and many countries have sought to replicate it or adopt similar models. To get a better understanding of the origins of this… read more

August 11, 2021

Why do coffee plants flower & what does it mean for producers?

The blooming of white, fragrant flowers on coffee plants is the first step of a…

August 2, 2021

Understanding coffee bean density

Coffee bean density is an important data point for roasters, green coffee buyers, and traders…

July 28, 2021

What is potato taste defect & how can coffee producers stop it?

The coffee producing countries around Africa’s Great Lakes are known for producing some of the…

June 3, 2021

Carbonic maceration & biodynamic farming: Experimental coffee processing in Panama

Although Panama grows comparatively small volumes of coffee, today it is recognised around the world…

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…

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…

June 2, 2021

Could low caffeine coffee varieties replace decaf?

While many consumers around the world enjoy coffee for its caffeine content – US consumers…

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,…

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…

June 29, 2021

Global or local? Exploring the future of Indonesian coffee production

We know how price fluctuation, volatility, and uncertainty in the global coffee market can put farmers…

June 17, 2021

What would happen if coffee became more expensive?

How much would you pay for a cup of coffee?  If a filter coffee cost…

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,…

September 21, 2021

A guide to coffee production in Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth-largest island on Earth, located just off the southeastern coast of Africa.…

September 8, 2021

Coffee production in Cameroon

Just a few decades ago, Cameroon was one of the biggest coffee producers in the…

July 20, 2021

Mozambique: A new frontier for coffee production

Mozambique isn't the first country people think of when they talk about coffee. It has…

September 16, 2021

A guide to buying organic coffee

Direct trade, ethical sourcing, fair pricing – these are all phrases people use when talking…

August 30, 2021

Social initiatives in coffee-producing communities

Around the world, some 25 million families depend on coffee production for their income, and…

June 8, 2021

What are virtual coffee auctions?

Coffee auctions are nothing new. They have long since been a platform to showcase high-quality…

September 22, 2021

Understanding “100% Colombian Coffee” & why it has been so successful

Colombia is recognised globally as one of the world's leading producers of good quality coffee.…

September 14, 2021

Analysing the impact of the Colombian civil unrest on the country’s coffee sector

Earlier this year, Colombia was rocked by waves of protests, the likes of which the…

August 23, 2021

What’s the problem with infused coffees?

Traditionally, coffee has been processed using three methods: washed processing, natural processing, and honey processing.…