Showing 12 roaster resources

    • Trends
    • Blog

    Discover Conilon, the Brazilian Canephora that Is in High Demand

    Similar to Robusta, Conilon has been produced in Espírito Santo since the 1970s. It used to be dried for only six hours, hence the poor quality. Now, producers improved their picking of ripe cherries and started drying their coffee more gently, for longer periods of time.
    published 5 months ago

    • Brazil
    • Trends

    FOB Data Breakdown: Are Farmers are Getting Fair Prices for Coffee?

    To understand how much farmers get paid based on FOB data, roasters need to know the structure of their supply chain. Check the breakdown and calculate the farm gate to FOB ratio.
    published over 1 year ago

    • Brazil
    • Costa Rica
    • Ghana
    • 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 over 1 year ago

    • 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 over 1 year ago

    • 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 over 1 year ago

    • 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 almost 2 years ago

    • 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.
    published almost 2 years ago

    • 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.
    published almost 2 years ago

    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Indonesia
    • Ethiopia
    • India
    • Mexico
    • Guatemala
    • Peru
    • Honduras
    • Uganda
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
    • Ecuador
    • Tanzania
    • Kenya
    • Rwanda
    • Bolivia
    • 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...
    published about 2 years ago

    • Trends
    • Interview

    Why sometimes you just have to add things to coffee: on fermentation and adulteration

    Why we’re probably not using the word “infused” right, what really happens when a farmer adds fruit to coffee and why we should think twice before calling that adulteration. Read about how one of the loudest voices in coffee approaches the subject and learn about other lesser-known benefits of fermentation such as batch consistency, longer shelf-life and why the process doesn’t have to go beyond (more or less) 36 hours.
    published about 2 years ago

    • Research
    • Trends
    • Webinar

    Algrano's Market Review - 2021 European Roaster Trends

    Download the full report and learn key factors influencing roasters' purchase behaviour, the areas of greatest potential for investment for coffee producers and exporters, communication trends and preferred channels, the price limit that roasters are willing to pay for coffee, regardless of quality, and trends for the year and areas of growth in 2021.
    published over 2 years ago

    • Blog
    • Trends

    To pod or not to pod: 5 tips and coffees to help you embrace the at-home market

    The pandemic’s “new normal” has led to dramatic changes in consumption patterns across the entire HoReCa industry. In coffee, quarantine boosted the at-home and single-serve (pods) markets, accelerating a trend that had been slowly growing for a decade.
    published almost 3 years ago