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  • 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
  • Travel through Kenya
    • Interview
    Travel through Kenya

    Discover Kenya's culture and learn to truly enjoy its coffee with Vava Angwenyi. Know the diverse regions where the lots you cup are cultivated and the music to play at the cupping table. Find out what to read and how to appreciate the landscape whilst escaping the clichés.
    published

    • Kenya
  • Nine ways to better plan your green supply
    • Trends
    Nine ways to better plan your green supply

    The Head of Coffee of Henauer Kaffee and Plot Roasting’s Green Buyer share their basic forecasting principles so that you can start a sourcing plan to keep the green flowing at the right time, in the right amount and with the right quality.
    published

  • How a roaster is having an impact in the lives of Honduran smallholders
    • Case study
    How a roaster is having an impact in the lives of Honduran smallholders

    Having an impact at origin is more than paying above the C price for specialty coffee. Dutch roastery Wakuli partners with Cafesmo in Ocotepeque to help farmers improve the quality of their beans so they can get better pay from all of their customers. Their story started at Algrano in 2021.
    published

    • Honduras
  • How to review prices as your green goes up
    • Trends
    • Interview
    How to review prices as your green goes up

    Supply reductions, climate change, volatility on the C-market, shipping crisis, COVID, and inflation are making everything more expensive. It’s hard not to pass some of the extra costs down to consumers. Learn how two experienced roasters control their costs and approach pricing with customers.
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  • Rave Coffee, Old Spike Roasters and the rising popularity of Tanzanian beans
    • Case study
    Rave Coffee, Old Spike Roasters and the rising popularity of Tanzanian beans

    The two roasters describe how their latest Tanzanian single-origins sourced through Algrano were customer favourites with nothing shy from the quality of Kenyan or Ethiopian lots, sustainable farming practices, a good shelf-life with a stable acidity until the last batches and an added bonus: outstanding synergy with milk.
    published

    • Tanzania
  • Your Guide to Sourcing and Selling Green Coffee Directly
    • Trends
    Your Guide to Sourcing and Selling Green Coffee Directly

    Download the guide to learn. Producers: about buyers’ needs and how to make offers they can’t resist. Roasters: find out how to communicate and plan, build direct relationships, and access the best lots that never make it to the offer lists.
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    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Indonesia
    • Ethiopia
    • India
    • Mexico
    • Guatemala
    • Peru
    • Honduras
    • Uganda
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
    • Ecuador
    • Tanzania
    • Kenya
    • Rwanda
    • Bolivia
  • Ethiopia and Central America Overview 2021-2022
    • Harvest report
    Ethiopia and Central America Overview 2021-2022

    Ethiopian millers are paying the highest ever prices for cherries and Central American co-operatives are fighting tooth and nail to secure supply against aggressive multinational traders. Download the free report to know more from your partners at origin!
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    • Ethiopia
    • Mexico
    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
  • Why is best to pre-contract your favourite lots in the early days of the harvest
    • Trends
    Why is best to pre-contract your favourite lots in the early days of the harvest

    One of the jobs of green buyers is to win the race for coffee to make sure their roastery has the coffees loved by their customers year after year. Get ahead of the sourcing game and support your suppliers by pre-contracting! You know the saying: the early roaster catches the beans...
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  • Talk about coffee fermentation with Lucia Solis
    • Webinar
    Talk about coffee fermentation with Lucia Solis

    What is fermentation? What is intrinsic flavour? Are there flavours that are "painted onto" coffee? Mill consultant and fermentation specialist with a background in winemaking Lucia Solis answer these questions and more. In this webinar, Lucia covers anaerobic fermentation redundancy, intrinsic versus extrinsic flavours, microbial precursors and microbial origins.
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