Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

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Barista competitions are the epitome of barista excellence. Whether it’s a regional, national, or world championship, they will stretch you to your limit. By …

I remember clearly my first time at origin: as a long-time coffee lover from a non-producing country, meeting the people who farm my coffee …

You might think you’re objectively evaluating the coffees on your cupping table – but, chances are, you’re not. Your expectations and personal biases will …

It’s difficult to know how many coffee farmers are women. Fairtrade put the figure at 60-80%; Sustainable Harvest quote unattributed studies that found it was …

 
 

Imagine a world without coffee. It’s hard, right? There are coffee shops on every corner, machines in the office, adverts on the TV, to-go …

What makes a great latte even more special, you ask? A little flower in your coffee. You might be a seasoned barista looking to …

 

Installing your new espresso machine isn’t as simple as just ordering it and plugging it in. In the years I’ve spent as a servicing …

If there’s one thing that we’ve got wrong about coffee, it’s fermentation. Traditional ways of thinking about coffee processing state that this stage has …

Emilio Lopez tells me that, in 2001, you would struggle to find micro mills in El Salvador. There were few small operations. But all …

An espresso: 20–30 ml of delicious coffee. It takes just minutes to drink it. But it takes years to produce it. From carefully selecting …

There are few countries with more impact on the international coffee scene than Brazil, the world’s largest producer and exporter. And while it has …

If you ask me, third wave coffee is the most delicious way on Earth to help others pull themselves out of economic hardship. Direct …

Planning an extended trip to origin? During our recent trip to origin, we caught up with Z. Latimor, a US coffee lover who ditched …

Chalo Fernandez would like to know how you’re enjoying your cold brew on this warm summer day. A fifth-generation coffee farmer who’s turned his …

A minimum green coffee price, based on the cost of production: this idea was the talk of the town at the World Coffee Producers’ …

Coffee is sold at a price that has nothing to do with farmers’ living expenses. When the C-Price fell to a 12-year low in …

Let’s Talk Coffee is a global conference determined to ask the big questions in coffee. This year, it’s in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – and …

In 2015, Guatemala was the 8th biggest producer of coffee in the world, at 3.5 million bags.  More than 125,000 Guatemalan producers rely on …