May 12, 2022

Exploring the language of specialty coffee

When you’re buying beans or visiting specialty coffee shops, you might come across terms like third wave, single origin, micro lot, or artisan. For those...

February 16, 2022

What does “barista-grade” mean?

As specialty coffee continues to become more popular, consumer demands are naturally evolving. People want more from each cup of coffee they drink. As part...

April 20, 2021

An early history of the C market: Exchanges and derivatives through history

In recent years, the coffee sector has rightly recognised sustainability as a key priority. However, for anybody who wants to be a part of making...

February 11, 2021

Sourcing, training, quality control & more: What does a Head of Coffee do?

As the coffee sector evolves, so do the responsibilities of the people who work in it. A job role that often meets many of these...

January 21, 2021

What does it mean when coffee is “hand roasted”?

As third wave coffee culture continues to gather speed and popularity across the world, more and more roasters, baristas, and consumers are becoming interested in...

June 1, 2020

Understanding The Middle East’s Flourishing Coffee Market

The Middle Eastern coffee market is experiencing a skyrocketing growth in imports and its younger generation is pushing a specialty coffee scene. Yet the region’s...

April 29, 2020

Coffee Trends in Latin America: Analysing PDG Español Data

From Colombia’s thriving coffee farms to Uruguay’s micro-roasters, Latin America has a diverse and constantly evolving specialty coffee scene. Yet it is surprisingly hard to...

April 6, 2020

What Is a Micro Lot in Specialty Coffee?

Over time, many terms have been created and adapted to meet the needs and expectations of the specialty coffee industry. One of these terms is...

February 13, 2020

Entering China’s Emerging Coffee Market

China might be the fourth-largest country in the world and have the largest population on earth, but it has one of the world’s lowest coffee...