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  • 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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  • Harvest News May 2022
    • Harvest report
    Harvest News May 2022

    Learn about what's happening in Brazil, Rwanda, Peru, Colombia and Indonesia and get ready to source great coffees!
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    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Indonesia
    • Peru
    • Rwanda
  • Algrano Market Trends Review 2022
    • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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