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Behind every delicious cup of specialty coffee is a lot of business. Before beans even reach the roaster, days of negotiation, financial management, and …

With coffee prices falling to a 12-year low earlier this year, the economic sustainability of coffee has been left in more doubt than ever. …

Starting a direct trade relationship isn’t easy: you have to find a potential partner, organise farm visits, build trust, and more. It requires a …

There are real concerns about the future of specialty coffee. And one of the most pressing is the incredibly low incomes earned by coffee …

Direct: without intervening factors or intermediaries. Trade: the act of buying and selling goods and services. But direct trade represents far more than just …

Running a business always has risks, and when it comes to coffee, producers take all the chances. Whether it’s market prices, climate change, or …

“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. Recently, Starbucks …

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 …

“The conditions that producers are living in right now is embarrassing for the industry… are embarrassing for everybody who’s drinking a cup of coffee.” …