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Producer Perspectives on Farmgate Prices & Technology

Increased coffee supply chain transparency could help farmers secure better coffee prices. However, few transparency efforts extend back to this group, which means that once a coffee leaves their farm, they rarely get to find out what roasters and even consumers pay for it. Increasingly, roasters want to know what producers are paid for their […]

Could Home Brewing Increase Consumer Demand For Omni Roasts?

The Coronavirus has impacted the coffee industry. Thanks to shelter in place orders and orders to work from home, consumers are learning how to recreate their coffee shop favourites in the kitchen – using specialty coffee beans and home brewing equipment. With so many brewing options available, they might seek out a roast that can […]

Everything You Need to Know About Coffee From Sidama, Ethiopia

Sidama coffee: it’s a phrase associated with spices and citrus notes, crisp acidity, and a rich body.  Along with Harrar and Yirgacheffe, Sidama is one of Ethiopia’s three trade-marked coffee regions. It’s also the source of most of the country’s grade one and grade two beans, which are its two highest quality rankings.  But what […]

Why Food Security Is a Coffee Industry Issue

Producers are amongst the most vulnerable members of the coffee supply chain. Many are already contending against inconsistent and insufficient incomes, which is why in times of crisis, food security can become a pressing issue. If left unchecked, insufficient food security could force coffee farmers to abandon production entirely. Here’s what the implications of this […]

How to Roast Brazilian Specialty Coffee

There is a variety of unique specialty coffee coming out of Brazil. Within this country is a diverse range of landscapes and regions, with space for different coffees to flourish. The result? There are countless different Brazilian flavour profiles to try. Due to its diversity, Brazilian specialty coffee varies dramatically from lot to lot. There […]

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 coffee culture is not like that of North America, Europe, or Australia – and those hoping to take advantage of the market opportunities will need to understand the differences in […]

Exploring The Relationship Between Specialty Coffee & Podcasts

Podcasts are a popular medium for reaching niche audiences through a combination of interviews, storytelling, and interaction. In the past few years, several specialty coffee podcasts have popped up – discussing everything from brewing methods to the origins of coffee.  Listen to Perfect Daily Grind: Coffee Industry Insights on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts […]

A Guide to Miami Coffee Culture

Miami’s coffee culture can’t be separated from its Latino influences. Over 60 years of Cuban migration has helped create a culture with an approach to enjoying coffee that differs from most major US cities. This means that if you’re a roaster or coffee shop looking to enter this market, you should understand what shapes this […]

Why Producers Grow Expensive Coffees – And Why Roasters Buy Them

Occasionally, a specialty coffee lot makes headlines for the record-breaking prices it’s fetched at an auction or private sale. These hyper-expensive coffees are usually award-winning and highly regarded by the industry.  To find out more about what role these exclusive and expensive coffees play in today’s market. I spoke to some of the people responsible […]

Coffee Roasting Probes And Tips on Using Them

The readings from different probes and roasters will always vary. However, learning the variables which affect individual roaster probe readings and how to control these can help you with consistency in roasting, data, and quality. Join us as we look at how to better understand roaster probe data, how different probes work, and how to […]