February 10, 2022

Exploring the Bolivian coffee sector

While it is only the 38th largest coffee producer in the world, Bolivia’s coffee sector has its own unique history.  Even though Bolivian coffee doesn’t...

January 6, 2022

A guide to Hawaiian coffee production

For most people, the first thing that comes to mind about Hawaiian coffee production will be one word: Kona. Kona coffee is among the most...

December 13, 2021

A guide to Papua New Guinea’s coffee sector

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is an island state off the coast of northeastern Australia. It covers around half of the island of New Guinea, with...

October 13, 2021

A guide to Tanzanian coffee production

Tanzania is the fourth-largest coffee producer in Africa, behind Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cote D’Ivoire. Despite this, the local coffee industry has faced challenges in recent...

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...

May 5, 2021

Exploring Malawi as a coffee origin

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa with a population of more 19 million people. Its economy is largely driven by agriculture, which supports...

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 than 20,000 farmers, who produced more than 15,000 tonnes of...

February 26, 2021

How can coffee roasters drive change at origin?

The coffee industry is huge. In August 2020, the ICO reported that approximately 10.4 million 60kg bags of coffee had been exported in the 2019/20...

November 17, 2020

A Guide To Specialty Coffee In Panama

Even though coffee has been grown in Panama since the early 20th century, it has only gained a reputation as a country that produces quality...

November 5, 2020

Exploring The Democratic Republic Of Congo As A Coffee Origin

In the 1970s, the Democratic Republic of Congo was one of Africa’s leading coffee exporters. However, civil wars and political instability that have persisted from...

September 18, 2020

Overcoming The Challenges Of Sourcing Coffee From The DRC

In 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo produced almost 24 million kilograms of coffee. Although this was a 4% rise on the figure for...

August 12, 2020

Exploring The Connection Between Canephora & Robusta

For most people in the coffee industry, robusta is viewed as an inferior coffee. The general belief is that robusta beans produce a worse cup...

March 25, 2020

Coffee Origins: A Guide to Mexico

On small, mountainous farms run mainly by indigenous producers, you’ll find an often-overlooked gem growing strong: Mexican coffee. When people list famous coffee origins, Mexico...