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Recent Articles

May 31, 2022

Why don’t more producers market their own coffee?

May 26, 2022

Are specialty coffee brands becoming more and more similar?

May 25, 2022

What’s the difference between plastic and metal coffee pods?

April 7, 2022

Cost management tips for smaller coffee roasters

March 30, 2022

Exploring AI in coffee roasting

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 the sudden frost that hit some of Brazil’s top coffee-producing regions in July 2021, and the rising prices of shipping containers. In February 2022, arabica futures reached a ten-year high of US 258.95 cents/lb – close to the historic highs seen in November 2011. At… read more

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 the sudden frost that hit some of Brazil’s top coffee-producing regions in July 2021, and… read more

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...

May 31, 2022

Why don’t more producers market their own coffee?

Coffee is one of the most economically significant agricultural commodities in the world. According to data from the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), around 167.58 million...

May 26, 2022

Are specialty coffee brands becoming more and more similar?

Around the world, specialty coffee consumption is on the rise. The National Coffee Association’s 2022 Spring National Coffee Data Trends Report stated that specialty coffee...

May 25, 2022

What’s the difference between plastic and metal coffee pods?

Around the world, coffee pod consumption continues to grow at pace. By 2025, the global market is expected to be worth over US $29 billion....

April 7, 2022

Cost management tips for smaller coffee roasters

With the exponential growth of specialty coffee in recent years, we’ve seen a corresponding rise in the emergence of nano roasters, home roasters, and coffee...

March 30, 2022

Exploring AI in coffee roasting

In recent years, there’s no doubt that we’ve seen the rise of artificial intelligence in a number of industries. Coffee roasting is no exception, and...

March 21, 2022

How do you roast coffee for barista competitions?

The process of roasting coffee for barista competitions is in many ways different from roasting for wholesale customers and end consumers.  This is for a...

January 20, 2022

How can roasters diversify into the coffee capsule market?

There’s no denying that the coffee capsule market is growing exponentially. According to Mordor Intelligence, the capsule & pod market was valued at over US...

September 29, 2021

How can private label roasting drive sustainability?

Private label products – coffee and beyond – have seen a rise in sales during the pandemic, according to findings from Coresight Research.  In the...

June 7, 2021

Exploring automation in coffee roasting

As technology in the coffee sector evolves, the range of equipment available to roasters increases with every passing day. New technology seeks to improve consistency,...

May 24, 2021

Roasting essentials: Exploring seasonal coffee blends

A seasonal blend, as the name suggests, is a blended coffee that a roaster offers for a certain period of time, generally linked to coffee...

March 23, 2021

“Quality is directly linked to logistics”: Why don’t more major brands roast coffee at origin?

The concept of roasting coffee at origin is appealing. It shortens the supply chain, adds more value at origin, and ultimately supports a more equitable...

January 27, 2021

Three emerging trends in coffee packaging

In the last couple of years, coffee packaging has become a topic of focus for roasters and consumers alike. With each day that passes, the...

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...

December 14, 2020

Personalising the online coffee experience

We live in an experience economy. Today, the consumer experience is a more valued part of the hospitality and leisure sectors than it ever has...

December 4, 2020

Choosing The Right Coffee Blend For Your Business

Consistency and quality are some two attributes that customers look for in every product that they order regularly – and coffee is no exception.  High-quality...