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  • Why roasters are choosing to be price takers
    • Research
    • Interview
    Why roasters are choosing to be price takers

    As defining “fair prices” for coffee remains elusive, specialty roasters are targeting power imbalances in sourcing to ensure better pay for farmers. Learn why roasters are choosing to become price takers and find resources to guide your pricing decisions.
    published

  • Harvest News May 2022
    • Harvest report
    Harvest News May 2022

    Learn about what's happening in Brazil, Rwanda, Peru, Colombia and Indonesia and get ready to source great coffees!
    published

    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Indonesia
    • Peru
    • Rwanda
  • The service providers making direct coffee sourcing easy
    • Case study
    The service providers making direct coffee sourcing easy

    With the growth in relationship-based trade, intermediaries are called to reinvent themselves and give control to roasters and producers. This is where The Guat Lab and Algrano come in. With a service-provider approach, coffee buyers - like Hoppenworth & Ploch in Germany - can build relationships without taking new risks.
    published

    • Guatemala
  • Six initiatives to make coffee prices break free from the c-market
    • Research
    Six initiatives to make coffee prices break free from the c-market

    The coffee industry is a breeding ground for ideas on how to tackle supply chain inequalities. Learn which initiatives and pricing models have been developed to eschew the c-market and answer the million-dollar question: how can we set prices that support sustainable production?
    published

  • You can buy from the same farm every year and still get new, exciting coffees. This is how
    • Case study
    You can buy from the same farm every year and still get new, exciting coffees. This is how

    Swedish roastery Gringo Nordic combines a variety of exciting beans with consistent qualities from decade-old partner Finca San José in El Salvador. Just because he buys from the same farm every year, it doesn’t mean he’s always getting the same coffees…
    published

    • El Salvador
  • Algrano Market Trends Review 2022
    • Trends
    Algrano Market Trends Review 2022

    The new Algrano Market Review highlights the stabilising effect of long-term relationships on coffee supply and prices with more than 60% of surveyed coffee roasters and producers wanting to invest more in direct trade practices in 2022.
    published

  • Beyond wholesale: three ways to boost your coffee sales
    • Trends
    Beyond wholesale: three ways to boost your coffee sales

    Learn how innovative UK roasters are exploring new sales channels, from paid ads to the shop local movement, to grow their sales. Bonus: three ideas to diversify your offer and how to make your brand stand out online!
    published

  • What if women ruled the supply chain?
    • Webinar
    What if women ruled the supply chain?

    Learn about Equal Origin's Gender Equity Index, Grounds for Empowerment's female producer business skills workshops, Gente del Futuro's coffee skills trainee program and Bean Voyage's informal networks and positive masculinity workshops. The best part is that you can get involved in all these projects! How? Watch the recording to find out...
    published

    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
    • Tanzania
    • Kenya
  • Girls Who Grind Coffee & Bean Voyage: why partners should match your values
    • Case study
    Girls Who Grind Coffee & Bean Voyage: why partners should match your values

    The idea of customer acquisition based on rare coffees is getting outdated. This is why the UK female roastery Girls Who Grind Coffee built a brand with values that consumers want to support. And they can’t do that without the help of matching suppliers like Bean Voyage.
    published

    • Costa Rica
  • Direct sourcing: how to solve the 4 most common problems
    • Trends
    • Interview
    Direct sourcing: how to solve the 4 most common problems

    Don't panic. Learn how to solve quality issues, avoid shipping delays, bridge language barriers and make relationships last with two seasoned roasters: the founder of Neues Schwarz and the green buyer of Ozone and Hasbean.
    published

  • Why Blum Kaffee puts relationships before quality
    • Case study
    Why Blum Kaffee puts relationships before quality

    Swiss roaster impressed restaurants and grew in hospitality despite the pandemic. Their secret? A fruity Ethiopian natural produced by Boledu Coffee and a relationship-driven sourcing model that shows their customers what they are really about.
    published

    • Ethiopia
  • There is more to Kenya than notes of lemon and tomato
    • Case study
    There is more to Kenya than notes of lemon and tomato

    UK-based roastery stopped sourcing from the same big exporter everyone else uses in Kenya to buy from the same producers every year through Vava Angwenyi. They describe the fun of exploring different regions and flavour profiles and how access to atypical lots helped them carve a niche following of Kenyan coffee lovers.
    published

    • Kenya