Month: September 2020

The Mexican Coffee-Scape

The Mexican Coffee-Scape

Having established its presence in the top ten coffee producers in the world year after year, Mexico can be attributed to being one of the largest global coffee producers, heavily focusing on the growth of organic coffee.  It is believed that the Spanish got the beans with them in the late 1700s, from Cuba and the Dominican Republic. However, it

Brazilian producers of specialty coffees want to reinforce the sustainable image of the growing in the country

specialty coffee brazil

With environmental concerns growing for political reasons, the project Brazil. The Coffee Nation wants to show that there is conscientious production in Brazil. Before accepting a new member, the BSCA – Brazil Specialty Coffee Association, assesses the quality of the coffee, considering characteristics such as color, appearance, and roast shape. On top of this, the organization also certifies that the

The United Kingdom: coffee, coronavirus and the uncertain future of high street cafe culture


Before coronavirus hit, the UK had a thriving coffee shop culture, with around 26,000 coffee shops across the country. But by the end of March 2020, many coffee shops were closed, or only open for takeaway. Up to 92% of coffee shops are estimated to have closed at some point during the lockdown, as it was not viable, or possible,

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Brazilian coffee exports. A BSCA interview

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Brazilian coffee exports. A BSCA interview

Director of BSCA, an association of specialty coffee producers, says that Brazilian coffee has complied with coronavirus and sustainability protocols; beyond the record crop, the production has high quality. Even with the coronavirus pandemic hindering business, closing borders, and negatively impacting economies around the world, business involving Brazilian coffee has been showing excellent numbers in recent months. In July, the

Ethiopian Coffee – Single Origin & Traceability

Ethiopian Coffee

Ethiopia, popularly known as the birthplace of Arabica Coffee, today accounts for 3 % of the coffee grown worldwide.  The main coffee growing regions are Lekempt, Jimma, Limmu, Sidamo, and Yirgacheffe.  It is quite interesting to note that more than 70% of the Ethiopian population consists of farmers. Forest, Semi-Forest, Garden and Plantation Coffees are the three main production systems