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Recent Articles

November 17, 2022

How can controlled fermentation processing methods enhance coffee flavour and quality?

November 16, 2022

Women in East African coffee production

November 14, 2022

How do increases in the price of coffee affect co-operatives?

November 8, 2022

Are blends becoming more popular in specialty coffee?

October 26, 2022

A guide to the Ruiru 11 coffee variety

October 25, 2022

Exploring coffee production in Sierra Leone

November 24, 2022

Coffee production in Guinea

The Republic of Guinea (also known as Guinea) is a West African country which borders several countries, including Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire.  Although it’s by no means a popular coffee origin, Guinea produces significant volumes of robusta – meaning coffee is an important cash crop for the country’s economy. In the 2015/16 harvest period, the United States Department of Agriculture reported that Guinea’s production… read more

September 5, 2022

Resolving environmental issues in coffee production

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is…

August 30, 2022

How can rootstock grafting make coffee plants more resilient?

The effects of climate change are becoming more and more of a concern for the…

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

It’s no secret that the Kenyan coffee industry faces a number of challenges – including…

November 17, 2022

How can controlled fermentation processing methods enhance coffee flavour and quality?

In the specialty coffee industry, it’s no understatement that experimentally processed coffees have become increasingly…

October 19, 2022

Exploring trends in experimental coffee processing

When it comes to coffee production, processing is one of the most important steps. As…

May 30, 2022

How are Kenyan coffee washing stations operated?

Processing is one of the most important stages in the coffee supply chain. There are…

October 26, 2022

A guide to the Ruiru 11 coffee variety

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Kenya produced 775,000 60kg bags of coffee in 2020…

October 4, 2022

What is Sidra coffee?

Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of using rare coffee…

September 29, 2022

Could new varieties help to safeguard the future of Vietnamese coffee production?

Vietnam is the world’s second-largest producer of coffee. According to the International Coffee Organisation, the…

August 16, 2022

How can you minimise the environmental impact of green coffee storage?

There are a number of factors to consider when storing green coffee. Understandably, preserving freshness…

April 4, 2022

How long does green coffee stay fresh for?

How green coffee is stored is key to cup quality. Good storage maintains the cup…

October 26, 2021

Can you freeze green coffee?

Green coffee beans are sensitive to a number of external factors, such as moisture and…

September 15, 2022

Exploring the impact of long-term sustainable coffee sourcing

Over the past several years, global coffee consumption has been increasing. In the International Coffee…

August 15, 2022

Certifications and direct trade in the coffee industry

In recent years, direct trade has become increasingly prominent in specialty coffee. The idea is…

March 14, 2022

What is past crop coffee & how can you use it?

For specialty coffee roasters, there is plenty of excitement associated with the arrival of fresh…

November 24, 2022

Coffee production in Guinea

The Republic of Guinea (also known as Guinea) is a West African country which borders…

October 25, 2022

Exploring coffee production in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, a West African country which borders the Atlantic Ocean, Liberia, and Guinea, is…

July 20, 2022

A guide to coffee production in Saudi Arabia

Although Saudi Arabia has been growing coffee for the past few centuries, it is by…

November 14, 2022

How do increases in the price of coffee affect co-operatives?

From early 2021 through until mid-2022, coffee prices increased steadily – with arabica futures reaching…

November 8, 2022

Are blends becoming more popular in specialty coffee?

Across the world of specialty coffee, there is undeniably a growing focus on sourcing high-quality,…

February 23, 2022

Coffee job roles: What is a green coffee buyer?

There are a number of roles in the industry that involve sourcing green coffee beans…

November 16, 2022

Women in East African coffee production

Coffee is one of East Africa’s biggest cash crops – it is responsible for the…

October 13, 2022

Why are people calling for reform in Kenyan coffee production?

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Kenya was Africa’s fifth-largest coffee producer in 2020. Naturally,…

October 12, 2022

Understanding Indonesian robusta coffee production

According to the International Coffee Organisation, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-largest producer of coffee. In…