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

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

On The Growing California Coffee Movement

20 years ago, a farmer had an idea to try to grow coffee in California. Now, the burgeoning California coffee industry has the potential to support struggling farms and change the way we value…
by Rachel Sandstrom Morrison | July 18, 2022

On The Front Lines: Mask-Based Harassment in the Cafe

Once the pandemic began and baristas remained on the front lines, they became the de facto enforcers of mask mandates. Eight baristas tell us about the arguments, hostility, and harassment they endured behind the…
by RJ Joseph | July 11, 2022