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…
by Valorie Clark | November 23, 2022

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.
by Mikey Rinaldo | November 11, 2022

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.
by Nyasha Bhobo | November 9, 2022

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.
by Sarah May Grunwald | September 29, 2022

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.
by Abbie Synan | September 21, 2022

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.
by Vasileia Fanarioti | August 19, 2022

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.
by RJ Joseph | August 17, 2022

Cold Coffee for a New Cohort: What Chamberlain Coffee Says About Gen Z Coffee Drinkers

In 2021, three out of every four drinks sold at Starbucks was cold. Many of the dramatic changes in coffee consumption come from the newest generation of coffee drinkers: Gen Z.
by Sasha Weilbaker | August 3, 2022

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.
by Michael Butterworth | August 1, 2022

Protecting The Diversity of Malawian Tea Farms

Malawi is the second-largest tea producer in Africa, with large farms producing the majority of the country's output—but smallholder farms are the key to preserving a rich and diverse growing tradition.
by Fiske Nyirongo | July 22, 2022