What Does Experimental Processing Mean for Farmers?

Experimental coffee processing methods are becoming increasingly popular in the specialty coffee world. But what does it mean for farmers to engage with the potential—and risk—of these methods?
by Veronica Blaine | May 22, 2024

In Colombia, Making Coffee Viable for Young Producers

The average age of coffee farmers in Colombia is 55. But there’s a thriving community of producers and changemakers making coffee viable and exciting for the next generation. 
by Nick Castellano | May 17, 2024

How Regenerative Agriculture Changed the Lives of Two Colombian Coffee Producers 

Across Colombia, producers are adapting and implementing new models for producing coffee—here's how two producers used regenerative agriculture to improve their farms.
by Nick Castellano | May 1, 2024

The Accidental Coffee Farmer

When respected coffee farmer Andres Magaña Ortiz was deported after living in Hawaii for 30 years, his daughter Victoria had no choice but to take over.
by Fionn Pooler | March 13, 2024

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

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

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