Production & Trade

ugandan coffee production

Why Uganda is on track to become the coffee king of East Africa

With the help of government and private company initiatives, Ugandan coffee is closing in on the likes of Ethiopia and Rwanda.

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Have coffee businesses lost the race to become carbon neutral by 2030?

With less than a decade to go until 2030, many fear coffee businesses have not done enough to sufficiently cut carbon emissions.
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Risking it all: The true cost of experimental coffee processing

Today, experimental processing is used not only for exotic varieties, but also traditional ones, where it is used to diversify characteristics and add value. But is it accessible to all farmers?
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How Silicon Valley is helping tackle fake Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee

A Jamaican coffee estate has partnered with a Silicon Valley tech firm to solve the fake Blue Mountain coffee crisis.
carbon credit schemes

Should coffee farmers trust carbon credit schemes?

Cafédirect spearheaded the movement in the mid 2000s – but are carbon credit schemes still effective?
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Are Ugandan coffee exports to China a form of diplomacy?

As Uganda pledges to increase coffee trade with China, some are labelling it as a new form of diplomacy.
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Could hybrid varieties solve coffee’s climate crisis?

As climate change reduces the land available to grow high-quality arabica coffee, hybrid varieties have emerged as a potential long-term solution.
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Coffee leaf rust: Lack of knowledge most dangerous threat – not climate change

A team of scientists from the University of Exeter have challenged links between climate change and coffee leaf rust outbreaks in Latin America.
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Selling wet parchment when coffee prices are high is a double-edged sword

Selling more wet parchment when coffee prices are high is a common practice among farmers – but results can be mixed.
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How women-run coffee farms are challenging gender misconceptions

Over the years, Finca Santa Maria has had a transformative effect, helping to challenge gender misconceptions both locally and across the coffee industry as a whole
geisha coffee farming

The risks and rewards of Geisha production

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.

How WhatsApp transformed coffee farming in Colombia

Since launching in 2009, WhatsApp has become an indispensable tool for Colombian coffee farmers.
avocado production colombia

Are avocados the ‘green gold’ coffee farmers have been promised?

Avocado production has skyrocketed in recent years due to rising global demand – and Colombia is at the heart of it.
colombia coffee cooperative

Strength in numbers: Understanding Colombia’s coffee cooperatives

Colombia's coffee cooperatives play a crucial role in linking together the economic, social, and cultural needs of farmers.
colombian female coffee farmers

Why more female coffee farmers should be in decision-making roles

Coffee production in Colombia continues to rely heavily on the contribution of women – so why are so few in decision-making roles?
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How coffee is aiding Colombia’s peacebuilding efforts

After more than 50 years of conflict, coffee has become a key tool for peacebuilding in Colombia.
cacao production

Coffee farmers are turning to cacao  – but it’s no silver bullet

Cacao is often posited as the solution to global warming for coffee farmers in low-lying regions. But it's not without its challenges.
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Why the future of coffee production relies on a circular economy

After decades of a "take-make-waste" approach, achieving a circular economy has become a top priority in the coffee sector.
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How breaking down language barriers can help Colombian coffee farmers

Learning a second language, such as English, could help Colombia's coffee farmers – but there are barriers.