Let’s Hear it for the (Coffee) Critters

While often seen as the enemy, many insects and animals actively create healthy ecosystems where coffee can thrive.
by Fionn Pooler | January 31, 2024

Meet The People Helping Fuel Venezuela’s Burgeoning Coffee Scene

Venezuela was once a major player in the coffee industry, and now dozens of roasters, growers, and baristas are working together to revive the country's coffee industry.
by Yker Valerio | January 17, 2024

Around the World, Coffee and Wildlife are Connected

Coffee can sometimes be at odds with protecting wildlife and plant diversity—meet the folks preserving native flora and fauna in combination with coffee growing.
by Leah Bowman | December 6, 2023

The Undying Popularity of Washed Coffees

There are many ways to process coffee, and new techniques are constantly being tried and tested. Despite this, the popularity and demand for washed coffees remain strong.
by Bhavi Patel | November 15, 2023

Cultivating the Future of Coffee: The Crucial Need to Breed New Varieties

Climate change has drastically impacted coffee yields, but innovations in coffee agriculture could be the industry's saving grace.
by Ashlen Wilder | November 10, 2023

A New Chapter for Taza Presidencial, A Bolivian-Born Coffee Quality Competition

Quality-focused competitions have fueled coffee improvements in Bolivia. But when government funding ran out for Taza Presidencial, local coffee professionals made sure the competition stayed alive.
by Sandra Elisa Loofbourow | September 8, 2023

Direct Trade via Direct Message: How Instagram is Facilitating a New Kind of Coffee Connection

One morning in 2022, I walked into work to find an envelope of green coffee samples from a source I wasn’t familiar with. My boss told me they came from a Costa Rican coffee…
by Fionn Pooler | August 30, 2023

A Look at the Future of Fine Robusta Through Vietnamese Specialty Coffee

For years, Robusta has gotten a bad rep, but people are beginning to reconsider its potential. Vietnam may already have the blueprint for the future of Robusta.
by Mikey Rinaldo | August 11, 2023

In India, Black Baza Champions Sustainability and Smallholder Farmers

Black Baza Coffee aims to support smallholder coffee farmers pursuing biodiversity on their farms while guaranteeing them a fair price for their crops.
by Sohel Sarkar | July 12, 2023

“You Begin With Soil”: How One Coffee Farmer Is Embracing Regenerative Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture and regenerative systems can improve coffee today—and in the future.
by Michael Butterworth | June 7, 2023