June 7, 2022

Should coffee roasters add robusta to blends if arabica prices increase?

From early 2021 through until mid-2022, coffee prices have steadily increased. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including extreme weather conditions, like...

March 2, 2022

How can processing be used to improve the quality of commodity robusta coffee?

Robusta accounts for between 30 and 40% of global coffee exports, yet in major consuming markets, it is predominantly used in blends and soluble coffee....

October 5, 2021

Exploring Zambia as a coffee origin

As is common in many producing countries in Africa, coffee was first introduced to Zambia by missionaries. Here, however, it arrived comparatively late, in the...

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, arabica and robusta, account for more than 99% of all...