Kelly Stein

Brazil Bets on Specialty Conilon

Photo byHarley Kalk da Silva (courtesy of Venturim Farm)

New clonals, post-harvest fermentation techniques, and better processing methods are some of the tools now used to produce high-quality conilon coffees in Brazil. more

Feb 28, 2018 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

A blind cupping by 16 of the best Cup of Excellence judges in the world awarded a complex Brazilian natural all-time record score of 93.60. The coffee from Fazenda Camocim was the first coffee produced by biodynamic methods to ever win the top prize. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

Biodynamic agricultural methods are not popular among producers in Brazil. more

Dec 6, 2017 5:00 AM Features

The global instant market is expected to grow 5% through 2022. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Cerrado Mineiro is the first coffee-producing region in Brazil to be legally protected as a designation of origin. more

Oct 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Coffee varietals bear as many as seven seeds. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Modern Decaf


Aging coffee drinkers are a predictable business opportunity for decaffeinators but a surprising number of younger coffee drinkers are driving growth. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Women are perhaps the greatest untapped resource available to avert challenges to the global coffee industry. more

Jun 1, 2017 2:00 AM Features

Temperature increases make southern Brazil, once a powerhouse of production, coffee-friendly again. more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The Birth of Coffee Science

Photo courtesy of IAC

A century ago, the countryside town of Campinas was the high-tech center of coffee production in Brazil and, probably in the world. Founded in 1887, it will celebrate its 130-year anniversary in June. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

'Voiceless' Women in  Brazil Raise a Shout

Photo courtesy Ernesto Ricciardi, Coffee Museum, Santos, Brazil.

Two important international coffee reports on the contributions of women in coffee largely dismiss women’s role in Brazil, prompting outcry and a national survey to quantify their participation. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features 2 Comments

Robusta varietals were first planted in Brazil only 60 years ago* at Cachoeiro de Itapamerim but commercial farms did not spread far until the 1990s. Today Brazil is the second largest robusta producer in the world with coffee covering 2.5 million ac more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Features

Robusta shortfall in Brazil

Photo courtesy INCAPER

Solubles manufacturers in the world’s largest robusta producing country may be forced to import coffee. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Managing the entire length of a coffee chain is a business bet that is paying off for a Brooklyn roastery, its two farms, and mill and warehouse in Brazil and a coffee shop in the heart of New York City. more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Nature and Society in Sacred Balance

Photo courtesy ANEI website

The Arhuaco people of Colombia are one of four indigenous groups of coffee producers whose sustainable practices go well beyond marketing strategies. Maintaining balance with nature is their life philosophy, their cultural identity. more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Advances in geospatial coffee farming conserve water, maximize yield, and can reduce production costs as much as 30 percent. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features



Coffee plantations require more detailed information than other plantations, according to Felipe Lopes, a specialist with Geoplanta Precisão. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM

Coffee consumption has tripled in the past six years and while roast and ground coffee remains the first choice in a majority of Brazilian homes single-serve is leading the way in growth in value. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Coffee is much more than aroma, body, acidity, sweetness, or bitterness on the tongue for families that produce coffee in Colombia. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

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