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 a ten-year high of US 258.95 cents/lb in February 2022. ...

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 is one of the most important, as green beans are...

May 24, 2022

Is it possible to get good quality coffee from unripe cherries?

Growing high-quality coffee is not easy. It requires a lot of dedication from the producer, and there are a huge number of variables that influence...

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 profile of a coffee, while poor storage can detract from...

November 8, 2021

Why is green coffee traded between producing countries?

Generally speaking, coffee producing countries aim to export to major consuming countries and increase international demand. This often supports coffee farmers to obtain better prices...

November 4, 2021

How should you store small quantities of green coffee?

When buying large quantities of green coffee, one of the biggest challenges is keeping your beans away from external factors such as moisture, temperature, oxygen,...

October 26, 2021

Can you freeze green coffee?

Green coffee beans are sensitive to a number of external factors, such as moisture and heat. They should be stored in a clean, dry, and...

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 2, 2021

Understanding coffee bean density

Coffee bean density is an important data point for roasters, green coffee buyers, and traders alike. It is often viewed as a simple marker of...

May 5, 2020

Responding to Coffee Bean Weight Loss in Roasting

Bean weight loss can cause profitability to plummet and also, in its own way, affect roast profiles – and it’s all down to moisture content....