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It’s time to reconsider the relationship between farms and mills. All of us in the specialty industry have the same aim: high-quality coffee. Working …

Where there’s health, there’s a future. There’s been a lot of discussion on how coffee-producing communities’ quality of life can be improved: stabilizing  coffee …

Increased profits can happen as a result of hard work and luck. But they’re more likely to happen thanks to hard work and strategy. …

After 20 years, the Mexican Coffee Institute is being reestablished. And it couldn’t come at a better time. While interest in specialty coffee production …

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 …

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

The routine process goes something like this.  The producer or cooperative grows and processes green beans; the buyer exports and/or imports them; the roaster …

The Maracaturra: a hybrid* varietal, a cross of Maragogype and Caturra, that is common to Nicaragua. But in Apaneca, El Salvador, it’s growing on …

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

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 …