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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
  • Café Selva Norte: the environmental project in Peru you should support to reduce your carbon footprint
    • Interview
    Café Selva Norte: the environmental project in Peru you should support to reduce your carbon footprint

    Deforestation is one of the main causes behind the emission of greenhouse gases in Peru and growing coffee under full sun, a practice which became common after the leaf rust crisis in 2013, is one of the contributing factors. To fight this, agroforestry project developer Ecotierra created the Café Selva Norte initiative. Read our interview with Guillaume Nadeau, Deputy CEO of Ecotierra Canada, to learn how the project supports cooperatives through microcredit, seedlings and technical assistance to farmers so they can transition from full sun to a healthy shade-grown crop, which will also improve their yields and double their income.
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    • Peru
  • Harvest news - June 2021
    • Harvest report
    Harvest news - June 2021

    The market is in a moment of transition from a wave of panic and uncertainty to more optimism and stability. The current unpredictability was caused mainly by the reduced Brazilian crop (which has just started), the protests in Colombia and the global container shortage. These factors led to a surge in speculation, further increased due to the depreciation of the American dollar and the subsequent increase in the purchasing of coffee futures by funds and investors. Get up to speed, learn more on what's happening in the producing countries with our new Harvest News summary - a collection of quick origin facts bringing you the hottest information from the fields.
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  • Central America Harvest Report 2021
    • Harvest report
    Central America Harvest Report 2021

    The latest harvest promises to be a fine vintage for Central American coffees. It's a year that producers will remember. Why? Download the report to find out. Keep yourself up to date with origin news and understand the conditions in which your coffees are being grown. This harvest report was produced in partnership with farmers and summarises interviews conducted with 10 growers about the status of the harvest.
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    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
  • Algrano's Market Review - 2021 European Roaster Trends
    • 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.
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  • Colombia Harvest Report 2021
    • Harvest report
    Colombia Harvest Report 2021

    Colombia is the third-largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed Arabica. The country is also a strong producer of specialty coffee. Currently, up to 40% of the country’s exports are traded as specialty translating into better prices for growers. Algrano has developed a strong network of partners in Colombia during multiple visits of our team to the country. Find out how producers faced COVID in 2020 and 2021 by reading our latest report and know how the weather impacted on quality.
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    • Colombia
  • Ethiopia Harvest Report 2021
    • Harvest report
    Ethiopia Harvest Report 2021

    Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and the 5th largest coffee producing country in the world. A year of good weather brought the harvest forward and favoured flowerings and cherry development, filling them with sugars and yielding great coffees. Our Q Grader Veronika Kečkéšová described the new offers as "juicier, cleaner and brighter". Download the harvest report to learn more about this year’s crop.
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    • Ethiopia
  • Harvest report Mexico - Oaxaca 2020
    • Harvest report
    Harvest report Mexico - Oaxaca 2020

    Coffee production in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, comes mainly from smallholder farms. The plots of local growers are on average much smaller than the ones located at the neighbouring states of Veracruz and Chiapas. The distances between farms also make it hard for producers to organize themselves.
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    • Mexico
  • Leaving the shadow of Antigua: Discover Palencia and Ciudad Vieja
    • Blog
    Leaving the shadow of Antigua: Discover Palencia and Ciudad Vieja

    Antigua was Guatemala’s first coffee “brand”. Nestled in a valley near 3 volcanoes, Antigua started cultivating coffee in the mid-1800s, when the national production of indigo for dyes collapsed. Since the rise of the specialty industry in the early 2000s and the subsequent trend for more traceability in the supply chain, Guatemalan growers have adapted.
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    • Guatemala
  • How two growers are building a better supply chain in Guatemala
    • Interview
    How two growers are building a better supply chain in Guatemala

    The quality of Mexican coffee can be spectacular. To understand where the quality comes from, we will now introduce you to two coffee areas and the producers we visited this year, starting with Veracruz.
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    • Guatemala
  • Harvest report Mexico - Veracruz 2020
    • Harvest report
    Harvest report Mexico - Veracruz 2020

    The quality of Mexican coffee can be spectacular. To understand where the quality comes from, we will now introduce you to two coffee areas and the producers we visited this year, starting with Veracruz.
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    • Mexico