African Coffee Production—Opportunities and Challenges

When one thinks of coffee-producing countries, Brazil and Colombia are sure to come to mind. However, Ethiopia and Uganda are also among the top-ten coffee producing nations. These countries are positioned to boost their production rapidly over the next five years, but only if they can capitalize on domestic demand, successfully market to international buyers, and work towards greater efficiency in their operations. And with top producers like Brazil and Vietnam holding such a large share of global output, any upsets to production in these countries could have great implications for global supplies and trade. Gro Intelligence subscribers can easily monitor weather, trade, and production data to predict coffee market events.
The different parts of the coffee cherry have an impact on processing method and on your coffee’s final profile. Let’s take a look at the basic anatomy of the coffee cherry to better understand our daily brew.

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What Is a Coffee Bean? The Anatomy of The Coffee Cherry

Where does your coffee come from? You may know that coffee is a plant and recognise that the beans came from a bright red coffee cherry. But what is inside that coffee cherry and what does it mean for your cup?

The different parts of the coffee cherry have an impact on processing method and on your coffee’s final profile. Let’s take a look at the basic anatomy of the coffee cherry to better understand our daily brew.

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How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Drinking in the day’s first sip of coffee is like paradise massaging the taste buds. It is, as one coffee-in-a-can company figured out long ago, the best part of waking up. For a single moment at your favorite coffee shop, or while your fingers hug your favorite mug in the kitchen, you’ve been taken to the scene of your last vacation – the day’s worries momentarily melting away, letting you breathe in the serenity of sunshine just as the caffeine smacks your brain.

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Fresh vs Stale Coffee

Stale coffee is what you get when roasted beans (or grounds) have been oxidized from exposure to oxygen; the more intense the exposure, the more quickly oxidized and stale your coffee will become. Other factors such as heat and moisture can also make oxidation occur. Roasters suggest that you brew your coffee beans as soon as possible after roasting so that you can get the freshest, and best out of your coffee.

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Oat milk – Coffee’s eco-friendly companion

The news is out, cappuccino & co don’t need dairy anymore to be a creamy delight. Milk alternatives, with popular varieties such as rice, soy, almond, and oat, are launching into the market, and customer curiosity is at an all-time high. The reasons for its increasing popularity range from alternative milk’s sustainability, its smaller environmental impact, health, dietary restrictions, and, of course, its delicious taste.

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Improve The Standard Of The Coffee In Your Office

So your employees have been nagging to no end about the lack of good quality coffee in the office. After realising that you missed last orders at the local cafe while you were pulling a late-night stint and making yourself a cup of the chicory-based coffee substitute in the canteen, you suddenly realised the error in your ways!

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What Is A Matcha Latte?

A Matcha Latte is a tea-based beverage combining vivid green matcha tea powder and milk, or a dairy substitute, to create a smooth, creamy, caffeinated coffee alternative. Many tearooms and coffee shops offer Matcha Lattes both hot and iced.

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The 5 Best Ways to Make Coffee While Traveling

Travelling is one of the great life journeys that you should not pass up if life offers it to you.

Finding great coffee while travelling can be a real headache. You’re in a new area, you don’t know which coffee shops are the best. You might not even be able to find a coffee shop in the first place.

It quickly boils down to the fact that making coffee yourself is the best, and most reliable way to enjoy a great cup day in and day out.

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