A number of other industries, including chocolate, have borrowed concepts from specialty coffee with varying degrees of success.
The volume of coffee consumed in China has jumped more than 44% in the last five years – but not all of it is what it claims to be.
Some call them greenwashing; others as vessels of transparency & accountability – but who are sustainability reports really for?
Gender inequality is rife on coffee farms. But it can learn from the shea butter industry.
For many, sourcing coffee from organic farms is non-negotiable – but why are there still detractors?
Women contribute around 70% of the global coffee production workforce – but less than a third of farms are female-led.
Direct trade is one of the most effective ways of creating a more equitable system in the coffee supply chain.
Initiatives such as Toma Café have helped boost Colombians' interest in specialty coffee – but does it make economical sense for farmers?
A Jamaican coffee estate has partnered with a Silicon Valley tech firm to solve the fake Blue Mountain coffee crisis.
Cafédirect spearheaded the movement in the mid 2000s – but are carbon credit schemes still effective?
As climate change reduces the land available to grow high-quality arabica coffee, hybrid varieties have emerged as a potential long-term solution.
A team of scientists from the University of Exeter have challenged links between climate change and coffee leaf rust outbreaks in Latin America.
Many farmers have turned to Geisha in the hope of reaping the rewards. But not all guarantee the large returns many have come to expect.
Avocado production has skyrocketed in recent years due to rising global demand – and Colombia is at the heart of it.
Colombia's coffee cooperatives play a crucial role in linking together the economic, social, and cultural needs of farmers.
After more than 50 years of conflict, coffee has become a key tool for peacebuilding in Colombia.