Category: Columns

Coffee Economics with Karl: Coffee Farm Economics

In the last episode of Coffee Economics with Karl, Colombian coffee trading company Cedro Alto Founder Karl Wienhold touched on the difficult subject of coffee farm production costs. As...

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What it Takes to be Crowned Craft Coffee Roaster of the Year: A Retrospective of Past Award Winners

(Editor’s note: The following comes from an article by Lon LaFlamme that appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Roast Magazine. Click here to read the full article.) Simply...

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Farmers in Eastern DR Congo Overcome Extreme Challenges to Produce Great Coffee

On top of the typical challenges facing coffee growers, farmers in North Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this harvest season have seen attacks by armed groups,...

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Smucker’s Blockchain Effort an Experiment in Traceability and Consumer Behavior

A major experiment in traceability and consumer behavior is underway as a J.M. Smucker brand is coming to market with bags of roasted coffee that encourage drinkers to view...

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