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Recent Articles

July 28, 2021

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

July 20, 2021

Mozambique: A new frontier for coffee production

July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

July 15, 2021

Exploring the Nigerian coffee sector

June 29, 2021

Global or local? Exploring the future of Indonesian coffee production

June 17, 2021

What would happen if coffee became more expensive?

July 29, 2021

Why is frost in Brazil causing global coffee prices to increase?

On 1 July, frost was reported in some Brazilian coffee-producing areas – not an uncommon occurrence from June to August in the southern parts of the country. However, in the early hours of 20 July, a sudden, more severe frost hit the same regions again. Average temperatures in Minas Gerais, a major coffee producing region, fell as low as -1.2°C (29°F) – causing devastating, irreparable damage to coffee plants.  This… read more

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…

July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

Traceability and sustainability are two terms that we often use when talking about how coffee…

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…

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 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,…

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…

July 15, 2021

Exploring the Nigerian coffee sector

Coffee was first introduced to Nigeria in the late 19th century, with the first recorded…

May 5, 2021

Exploring Malawi as a coffee origin

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

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…

July 29, 2021

Why is frost in Brazil causing global coffee prices to increase?

On 1 July, frost was reported in some Brazilian coffee-producing areas – not an uncommon…

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…