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June 8, 2021

What are virtual coffee auctions?

June 3, 2021

Carbonic maceration & biodynamic farming: Experimental coffee processing in Panama

June 2, 2021

Could low caffeine coffee varieties replace decaf?

May 27, 2021

Can we use biochemical analysis to predict coffee quality?

May 18, 2021

“Challenging and enriching to study”: Exploring robusta coffee’s genetic diversity

May 12, 2021

What is excelsa coffee?

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 the same as a glass of whiskey, would you drink it as often? If a bag of coffee cost twice as much as it does now, would you still go through one a week? Would you be willing to spend less on other things to be able to afford coffee? In economics, how purchasing behaviour… read more

May 3, 2021

Exploring quality, profitability & crop nutrition for coffee farmers

In recent years, coffee farm profitability has become a key consideration for the global coffee…

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,…

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…

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,…

May 12, 2021

What is excelsa coffee?

Discovered in Africa at the turn of the 20th century, excelsa coffee is a unique,…

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 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,…

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…

May 5, 2021

Exploring Malawi as a coffee origin

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa with a population of more 19 million…

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…

June 8, 2021

What are virtual coffee auctions?

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

April 27, 2021

Scaling up your green coffee sourcing

Green coffee sourcing is a key part of the business of coffee roasting. Discovering and…

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…

May 27, 2021

Can we use biochemical analysis to predict coffee quality?

Across the coffee supply chain, quality is a key issue for a range of different…

April 29, 2021

Gender equity in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s coffee sector

A little over two years ago, the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report…

April 8, 2021

Exploring geographical indication in coffee

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