Showing 23 roaster resources

  • How to Master Coffee Procurement
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    How to Master Coffee Procurement

    Learn the best practices of this ancient process and discover Algrano’s new way of doing it. Nail it and you’ll be able to access more green coffee in less time.
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  • Rast Kaffee: How to Source the Best Green Coffee Online
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    Rast Kaffee: How to Source the Best Green Coffee Online

    We asked one of the largest roasters in Switzerland: how do you choose the right coffee when you buy online? Find the six questions Beatrice Rast asks herself here.
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    • Brazil
  • Pre-contracting helped this roaster secure coffee at the best price
    • Case study
    Pre-contracting helped this roaster secure coffee at the best price

    Quarter Horse Coffee in the UK is pre-contracting more and more. By acting fast, they avoided the price rally in 2021 following the Brazilian frost. They also secured one of the few lots available to source directly from Costa Rica in 2022 despite the country’s lower production, which led to most coffees selling out.
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  • Algrano Market Trends Review 2022
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    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.
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  • Beyond wholesale: three ways to boost your coffee sales
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    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!
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  • Girls Who Grind Coffee & Bean Voyage: why partners should match your values
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    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    The idea of customer acquisition based on rare coffees is getting outdated.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.
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    • Costa Rica
  • Direct sourcing: how to solve the 4 most common problems
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    • 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.
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  • Why Blum Kaffee puts relationships before quality
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    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.
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    • Ethiopia
  • Nine ways to better plan your green supply
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    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.
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  • Rave Coffee, Old Spike Roasters and the rising popularity of Tanzanian beans
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    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.
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    • Tanzania
  • Your Guide to Sourcing and Selling Green Coffee Directly
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    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
  • Why is best to pre-contract your favourite lots in the early days of the harvest
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    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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