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“Coffee is the world’s second-most traded commodity after oil.” You’ll find this “fact” in published books, countless websites, academic theses, and more. Starbucks even …

The Kenyan coffee industry is changing. Green bean buyers here are used to working with big estates and large cooperatives – some with up …

Sourcing green coffee is not a Condé Nast experience. “At the crack of dawn, I put on my boots and head out to the …

Last week the International Coffee Organization (ICO), responsible for setting the global price of coffee, published their monthly report for February. The news? Coffee …

Quality control starts at the farm but it finishes with the barista or roaster. And checking for green bean defects is an important part …

The market price for coffee (aka the C price) is known for fluctuating – and nothing demonstrates that more than the January report from the …

Armando Costa of Costa Café knows that you can find high-cupping specialty coffees in Brazil. He also understands that commodity coffee doesn’t always pay …

Chile is one of the few countries in Latin America where tea is more popular than coffee. Yet times are changing, and the specialty …

Ending “thin months” may require looking outside of the coffee industry. And more to the point, it may require building relationships with people outside …

Coffee prices have been falling at a worrying pace, but in November it looked like a dramatic reversal was on the cards. That was until …