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 Organisation’s February 2022 report, the organisation estimated a global deficit...

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 green coffee landing, and for good reason. When roasted properly,...

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 for a company. At a roaster, for example, the head...

February 14, 2022

How can roasters control quality when sourcing coffee?

Quality is rightly a growing priority for coffee drinkers around the world, and consequently for coffee roasters. It’s a key differentiator in the coffee sector,...

November 3, 2021

Navigating the coffee supply chain through Covid-19

Since early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed almost every industry around the world, and the coffee sector has not been an exception. Now, more...

September 16, 2021

A guide to buying organic coffee

Direct trade, ethical sourcing, fair pricing – these are all phrases people use when talking about how sustainable coffee is. But what about organic coffee? ...

August 30, 2021

Social initiatives in coffee-producing communities

Around the world, some 25 million families depend on coffee production for their income, and 80% of the global coffee supply is produced by smallholder...

April 27, 2021

Scaling up your green coffee sourcing

Green coffee sourcing is a key part of the business of coffee roasting. Discovering and buying quality green beans is the first step in the...