Can Liberica Change The Way We Grow Coffee?
Once cultivated in the 19th century to battle coffee leaf rust, liberica, a nearly forgotten coffee species—and its new subvariety, excelsa—may be the answer to the looming threat of climate change.
Good Genes: Genetic Diversity And The Future of Coffee
How the industry is looking to genetic resource conservation to help preserve coffee.
New Names, Same Faces: Genetic Accuracy for Yemeni Coffee
In Yemen, coffee varieties are often referred to by colloquial names, which are often inaccurate and don’t reflect real varieties. But a new study is giving farmers more definitive names and greater access to…
Contemporary Indonesian Specialty Coffee: A Chat with Three Coffee Processors
The world of Indonesian coffee has changed a lot over the past five years. Here are three coffee processors discussing the highlights and challenges of Indonesian coffee production.
South African Rooibos Tea Corporations Hand Over $700k to Indigenous Groups: Why Is This Important?
Rooibos, indigenous to South Africa, is a caffeine-free tea staple in many cafes, and a new deal will honor the original knowledge holders of the plant.
Back to Nature: On The Georgian Tea Revival
The Caucasus region does not typically come to mind when thinking of tea origin, but the country of Georgia has been producing tea since the early 19th century—and is making a comeback.
Cafetano Coffee Roasters Proves How A Producer-Owned Model Can Thrive
With Cafetano Coffee Roasters’ first US location, the vertically-integrated shop is showcasing the beauty of Honduran coffee while honoring—and bringing more value—to growers.
Keeping Track: Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Coffee Price Transparency
As the coffee industry grows, blockchain technology is emerging as a way to ensure pricing transparency and trust between buyers and sellers.
The Case For Sitting Behind The Bar
It’s time to throw out the ‘if you have time to lean, you have time to clean’ mentality and let baristas take a seat.
Lazika Shows the Untapped Potential of Turkish Tea
By reintroducing care-driven harvesting practices and presenting consumers with a variety of different tea styles, Lazika hopes to improve the quality of Turkish tea.