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  • Five things you should know about Indonesian coffee
    • Interview
    Five things you should know about Indonesian coffee

    When most roasters and green buyers think of Indonesian coffee they think about wet-hulled Sumatra. Musty, earthy, spicy, tobacco-y… Some love it, others can’t stand it. However, Indonesia is much more than a cup of earthy wet-hulled Sumatra. Read the summary of our interview with Troy Kiper of Bright Java Coffee and discover the diverse flavour profiles being produced by young forward-thinking cooperatives.
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    • Indonesia
  • The impact of frost and drought on Brazilian coffee in 2021
    • Harvest report
    The impact of frost and drought on Brazilian coffee in 2021

    Brazil has faced severe drought since September 2020. This led to higher percentages of malformed beans and screen sizes below 16. Selection and dry-milling will keep defects from reaching roasters but have reduced farms’ productivity.
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    • Brazil
  • Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect
    • Case study
    Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect

    The quality of Rwanda's coffee has skyrocketed in the last decade. However, many buyers remain reticent about this origin because they fear the infamous Potato Taste Defect (PTD). Though PTD can't be 100% avoided, it is under scrutiny in the country and its incidence has decreased as quality improved. Now, some progressive roasters are willing to take the risk. Friedhats, a specialty roastery in Amsterdam, talks about their experience with the origin and how they are enjoying a partnership with Gasharu in Nyamasheke. They are not looking back...
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    • Rwanda
  • Beyond cup scores and blind cuppings: insights from the El Salvador virtual tour
    • Webinar
    • Blog
    Beyond cup scores and blind cuppings: insights from the El Salvador virtual tour

    Female coffee producers, asymmetry of information in the coffee industry, and a virtual tour of El Salvador
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    • El Salvador
  • To pod or not to pod: 5 tips and coffees to help you embrace the at-home market
    • 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.
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  • Peru 2020 Shortlisted Series: giving Peruvian farmers a second chance
    • Blog
    Peru 2020 Shortlisted Series: giving Peruvian farmers a second chance

    Cup of Excellence (CoE), the largest quality competition for coffee on the globe, is still new to Peruvian farmers. The first edition took place in 2017, only 3 years ago.
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    • Peru
  • Fairtrade and high-quality: Taza Dorada competition lots online for the first time
    • Blog
    Fairtrade and high-quality: Taza Dorada competition lots online for the first time

    A story about the finest Mexican coffees of the year, Fairtrade competition, COVID challenges and digital opportunities. 
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    • Mexico
  • Labelling Yirgacheffe coffee: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma
    • Blog
    Labelling Yirgacheffe coffee: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

    Labelling a coffee as Yirgacheffe is a powerful marketing tool for roasters and as so should be used. However, it should be used carefully. Generic naming can have a negative impact on the country’s reputation. Accurate labelling, on the other hand, can create a positive feedback loop, protecting the value of the Yirgacheffe name and incentivizing quality.
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    • Ethiopia
  • Algrano's approach to cupping
    • Blog
    Algrano's approach to cupping

    A series of blog posts in response to Perfect Daily Grind's blog: 5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer
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