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Jim Kersey
The Coffee Supply Chain - How Does It Work?

The Coffee Supply Chain - How Does It Work?

Whatever your connection is to the world of specialty coffee, we’re all at the mercy of the coffee supply chain. And knowing a little more about how it works (and the threats that it faces) can help you understand just how appreciative we should all be of great coffee when it’s available to us.

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Jim Kersey
The Impact of Colombian Coffee Cooperatives on the Specialty Coffee Industry

The Impact of Colombian Coffee Cooperatives on the Specialty Coffee Industry

While the coop system isn’t perfect, it’s played a crucial role in developing the Colombia's specialty coffee market and allowing smallholders to band together and promote the attractiveness of their beans. Learn more! 

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Jim Kersey
How to Buy Specialty Coffee Beans - A Beginner’s Guide

How to Buy Specialty Coffee Beans - A Beginner’s Guide

Learn how to start buying better specialty coffee with our beginner’s guide. We discuss roast dates, flavours (notes), supermarkets, descriptions on coffee packets, and provide a simple checklist for when you’re in a fix.

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Jim Kersey
Arabica Coffee Beans - Why the World Loves Coffee Arabica

Arabica Coffee Beans - Why the World Loves Coffee Arabica

Arabica coffee beans offer a smoother, sweeter taste than Robusta. And despite being harder to grow, are widely considered to be the superior bean in the world of specialty coffee.

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