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It’s not unusual to see “Supremo” or “AA” on a bag of coffee. But what are these labels actually evaluating? And would you ever …

Few stages of coffee production are as exciting, or as tricky, as post-harvesting. The choice of processing method, the way the cherries are picked, …

Imagine shipping exceptional-quality green coffee to a buyer, only to discover that, on arrival, it’s dropped several points on the cupping table. The reason? …

Micro lots are the golden child of the specialty industry. For buyers and consumers, they signify exceptional-quality coffees with distinctive flavour and aroma profiles …

For coffee farms across Central America, it’s their busiest time of the year right now. That’s right, it’s the harvest period. But what does …

Choosing the best coffee processing method can be like an artist choosing the best paints for their next masterpiece. Should it be watercolours, oil, …

Guatemala is known for its washed Arabica coffees, but natural and honey processing is slowly taking off in this Central American country. In fact, …

Natural and honey processed coffees offer sweet profiles and fuller bodies, but don’t try to roast them like a wet processed lot. You’ll either …

Just like any other industry, coffee production has an environmental cost. With wet processing, it comes in the form of water pollution and waste …

In 2015, Sasa Sestic won the World Barista Championship with a coffee that had been washed carbonic macerated, an innovative fermentation method. Two years …