June 13, 2022

A guide to South Sudan’s coffee sector

Despite its long history, South Sudan only became independent in 2011 – making it the newest internationally recognised country in the world. As well as...

May 30, 2022

How are Kenyan coffee washing stations operated?

Processing is one of the most important stages in the coffee supply chain. There are a number of ways to process coffee, and each method...

May 10, 2022

Exploring the micro mill model in the coffee sector

Milling is one of the most important post-harvest steps in coffee production. It involves removing the various layers of the cherry to remove the seeds....

May 5, 2022

A guide to coffee production in Haiti

Haiti is the third-largest country in the Caribbean. The island nation became the world’s first black-led republic and the Caribbean’s first independent state in the...

April 28, 2022

How can the coffee industry help to rehabilitate ex-offenders?

Across the world, it is sadly all too common for ex-offenders to reoffend and find themselves back in prison. In the US, over 76% of...

February 17, 2022

A guide to the Taiwanese coffee sector

Taiwan is an island in East Asia that sits to the south east of China. It is densely populated, largely urbanised, and home to beautiful...

January 25, 2022

Understanding coffee & direct trade in East Africa

The trade of coffee is a crucial step in the global supply chain. However, in many cases (specifically for smallholder farmers) coffee producers are “price...

December 8, 2021

Coffee processing in East Africa: A guide

East Africa produces some of the world’s best coffee. This is for a number of reasons, including the region’s unique climate and geography. But what...

November 22, 2021

Understanding coffee production in Angola

At its peak, Angola was the third-largest coffee producer in the world. However, since becoming independent in 1975, the industry has suffered through civil war,...

November 18, 2021

What is the single stem system & how does it affect coffee production?

While increased yields are always beneficial for coffee farmers, it’s not a case of growth by any means necessary – farmers also want to increase...

November 17, 2021

Exploring coffee production in Ghana

Ghana is located on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, only a few degrees north of the equator. The country borders Côte d’Ivoire to the west,...

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...

October 13, 2021

A guide to Tanzanian coffee production

Tanzania is the fourth-largest coffee producer in Africa, behind Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cote D’Ivoire. Despite this, the local coffee industry has faced challenges in recent...

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...

September 21, 2021

A guide to coffee production in Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth-largest island on Earth, located just off the southeastern coast of Africa. Some time in the mid-late 19th century, coffee was introduced...

September 8, 2021

Coffee production in Cameroon

Just a few decades ago, Cameroon was one of the biggest coffee producers in the world. However, in recent years, government policy has caused production...