Production & Trade
The purchase of ailing coffee farms has become a long-term solution for those with the resources to invest in them.
Covid-19 and rising costs have accelerated technology in the coffee sector – but on a farm level, little has changed.
A monetary union could drive down the global price of coffee – and make farming more expensive for Brazilians.
Coffea eugenioides burst onto the international scene at the 2021 World Barista Championships. Two years on, it is almost impossible to get hold of.
The influence of coffee associations grew after the ICO's price agreement collapsed in 1989. But direct trade now presents a more attractive alternative for many.
The cupping table represents a critical moment for coffee producers. But for too many, water is creating unnecessary obstacles.
The cost of fertiliser has soared since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020. The impact of long-term productivity losses is expected to be high.
Some believe that a low C price is better for specialty coffee’s value proposition – but others say this view is too simplistic.
High arabica prices and soaring inflation has triggered a renewed interest in the species.
Coffee cooperatives have existed since the first half of the 20th century.
El Salvador’s coffee sector produced an average of 2.5m bags per year in the period 1963-89.
Coffee and wine have been increasingly compared since the 1990s. They couldn't be more different.
Ride-hailing apps emerged in the 2010s as an alternative to local taxi operators. But, like local traders, they have been vilified in comparison to alternatives.
The Environmental, Social, and Governance framework heralds a new era of accountability. Failing to acknowledge it will mean missing out in the future.
Today, around 15-25% of the country’s 110,000 farmers are associated with Fairtrade-certified cooperatives. But some believe they could be better served.
A handful of innovative coffee producers are taking a renewed approach to stem the flow and put El Salvador back on the global coffee map.
As consumption in China grows 15% per year, the state has encouraged a focus on higher quality coffee production in the region.
Over the last few months Colombia’s cooperatives have lost some $120m due to defaults on futures contracts.
On January 1, 2001, the US dollar became legal tender in El Salvador. That same day, the price of goods doubled.
In 2020, an estimated 23% of Salvadoran families lived on less than $5 a day. The average annual amount sent back per migrant, on the other hand, is $4,300.