Coffee Info

Coffee Producer Interviews – Brazil Crop 20/21

We interviewed three coffee representatives from the main Brazilian coffee regions we work with: Mogiana, South of Minas and Cerrado. Below you can read some insights they have about their regions, what to expect for 20/21 crop and how has COVID-19 affected harvest so...

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UPDATES ON ETHIOPIA DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

  Political and Social   The government declared and implemented an official state of emergency on the 17th April for 5 months, which means that gatherings of more than 4 people are not allowed. Taxi’s and buses can only run at 50 percent capacity, companies are not...

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UPDATES ON BRAZIL HARVEST 2020

  HARVESTING STARTS WITH SPECIAL HYGIENIC MEASURES FOR PICKERS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC   Booklets with health and safety recommendations for coffee picking at COVID-19 times have been disseminated recently by various stakeholders such as the Secretariat of...

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DRINK SPECIALTY COFFEE AT HOME

We have created a simple guide of the best home brew methods.   The aim of the guide's simplicity is to reach people wanting to start exploring the specialty coffee World 🙂 You will see that with really practical tips you can make a very nice cup of coffee at home...

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ETHIOPIA ORIGIN TRIP 2020

We begin our journey at dawn in Addis Abba, set off 400 km south to the Guji zone to visit two Woredas (districts) where some washing stations we source coffee from are located. As we drive towards the Great Rift Valley, recent investment is evident in the surrounding...

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COFFEE PRICE CRISIS

Tough, hard realities have to be addressed in coffee producing countries to retain origin diversity. Coffee growers must make money to ensure the diversification of supply. To increase coffee prices alone may not be enough in many countries. My experience in most...

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ETHIOPIA – TRACEABILITY

Among the producing countries, Ethiopia holds a very special place in the hearts of specialty coffee enthusiasts; not only because it is the birthplace of arabica coffee, but also because of the great variety of flavour profiles of its coffees. Usually having florals,...

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COFFEE PROCESSING

Many factors affect coffee quality, such as growing conditions, harvesting and processing. The three major processing methods are: NATURALS A natural processing means that after the coffee cherries are picked, they are dried as they are, without removing skin or...

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BRAZIL – PRODUCING REGIONS

Brazil has fourteen major coffee-producing regions spread over seven states, therefore it is possible to find a lot of diversity in the country’s profiles due to its size, different characteristics in the producing regions and high level of research to experiment with...

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