Coffee Farming Articles

  • Taste the Difference with Nitrogen Packed Coffee Grounds

    When it comes to flavor, coffee purists prefer whole beans, which retain their flavors longer than ground coffee. Yet there's no denying the convenience factor of ground coffee, which is why it's so popular in offices. Ground coffee has a short shelf life -- hence the push to use airtight ...

  • How To Eliminate the Devastating Effects of the Coffee Leaf Rust Epidemic

    The devastating effects of the coffee leaf rust epidemic have reached different countries all over Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Aside from thousands of people losing their jobs, coffee plantations end up losing millions of dollars. Eliminating the harmful effects of this disease is not impossible. However, it is challenging. Recently, we released CR-10, which is a coffee rust ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • The Cure for Coffee Rust Disease: A Mission from A UMD Professor

    Coffee rust is a serious disease. It’s been affecting economies of countries all over the world. This disease has been killing coffee crops and thus affecting the coffee production. Therefore, both small and large scale coffee producers have to do something about it. However, combatting with this disease isn’t an easy thing to do. That’s why, Priscila Chaverri, a professor ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • How Coffee Rust Affects The Coffee Industry Worldwide

    The coffee rust epidemic has reached a lot of countries all over the world and has been a major problem and threat to coffee plantations all over the world. The rust organism mainly attacks the leaves (though in some rare instances the rust was found on fruits and young stems.). The coffee rust is usually manifested by chlorotic young lessions or pale yellow spots before the sporulation is ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • Champion Cornish: Origin

    The next installment of our Champion Cornish blog series focuses on Origin Coffee. Origin are leaders in the field when it comes to producing artisan coffee. They certainly know their stuff with Dan Fellows being rated Number 1 in the 2016 UK Barista Championships, Number 2 in the 2015 UK Coffee in Good Spirits and Number 1 of the same accolade in ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand

    Somsak Sriphumthong is on a caffeine-fueled mission. After years living and working abroad, the organic farmer and community leader returned to his native Thailand several years ago — during a time when the forests were being cleared for opium fields and rice plantations. Seeking a sustainable alternative, he started growing and selling organic coffee beans on reclaimed land. Why coffee? ...


    By Ensia

  • Coffee manufacturing plant - Case Study

    Secure treatment for high oil content sludge Problem An instant coffee manufacturer in Thailand had dewatered sludge with a filter press. 10 to 20 percent of the coffee beans is oil, which has caused clogging of the filter and trouble to stop the equipment for maintenance. AMCON's offer for a solution The self-cleaning ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Heterogeneous photodegradation of methylene blue with iron and tea or coffee polyphenols in aqueous solutions

    Recently, we developed two new Fenton catalysts using iron (Fe) and spent tea leaves or coffee grounds as raw material. In this study, Fe-to-tea or Fe-to-coffee polyphenol complexes were successfully tested as heterogeneous photo-Fenton catalysts. The photodegradation efficiency of methylene blue solutions with Fe-to-polyphenol complexes was higher than that of homogeneous iron salts in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Irrigation water requirements for seed corn and coffee under potential climate change scenarios

    The impact of potential future climate change scenarios on the irrigation water requirements (IRRs) of two major agricultural crops (coffee and seed corn) in Hawai'i was studied using the Irrigation Management System (IManSys) model. In addition to IRRs calculations, IManSys calculates runoff, deep percolation, canopy interception, and effective rainfall based on plant growth parameters, site ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Top 10 Habits of Successful Business Owners – Habit #4 – Knowing the Market

    Successful business owners are exceptional problem solvers, especially when it comes to solving their customers’ problems. Over the years, I have seen many early stage and emerging companies fail as they “push” their offer into the market, while more seasoned company’s offers get “pulled” into the market. The difference is in the mindset of the leader, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A methodology for quantifying global consumptive water use of coffee for sustainable production under conditions of climate change

    Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. A sustainable coffee industry is crucial to maintaining global agriculture, trade, human and environmental well-being, and livelihoods. With increasing water scarcity and a changing climate, understanding and quantifying the risks associated with water, a primary input in coffee production, is vital. This methodological paper ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Difficulty of Defining Adaptation Finance

    While working on tracking adaptation finance for our Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative project, we often get the question “What is adaptation finance?” or “What counts as adaptation finance?” To our embarrassment, we ...

  • Coffee cherry husk - a potential feed stock for alcohol production

    Coffee cherry husk (CCH) a toxic agro waste was tested for alcohol production by native yeast isolates. Out of five isolated yeasts, two produced acceptable amount of alcohol production from CCH extract. Pichia CJ isolated from rotten carrot and Clavispora CI isolated from coffee effluent produced maximum yield of 9.2 and 8.0%, respectively. Solid substrate fermentation (SSF) using CCH supported ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • "Chosen Bean" cafe eliminates chemical cleaners - customers love it!

    A Melbourne cafe shows how to eliminate harmful chemicals from it"s cleaning menu by adopting GenEon technology. Food and coffee affectionado"s are fully catered to without risk of chemical contamination of their favourite bean juice or nibblies.  Cleaning and sanitizing EFFECTIVELY without chemicals - how good is that? Using the Trio unit from GenEon, Barista Stephen Coster and his ...


    By GenEon Australia

  • Coffee`s new uses saves manufacturer big money - case study

    For over a decade Sustainable Resources Group (SRG) has provided this client with turnkey service providing beneficial re-use of residuals from the production of coffee and tea beverages. SRG manages the use of 43,000 tons of bulk residuals and another 7.3 million gallons of liquid residuals annually. Local land application of the plant’s wastewater treatment residuals as a liquid ...

  • Yeasts and lactic acid bacteria coffee fermentation starter cultures

    Six yeast strains that included; three Pichia anomala (P.aS12, P.aS14, P.aS16) and three Pichia kluyveri (PS7Y1, PkS4Y3, PkS13Y4); lactic acid bacteria (LAB) that included six strains identified as Leuconostoc/Weissella (BFE 6997, 6989), Homofermentative Lactobacillus spp. (BFE 6853, 6823), Lactobacillus spp. Heterofermentative (BFE 6812) and Enterococcus (BFE 6803) were used as starter cultures ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Consumer perception of fair trade: a cross-cultural study

    The term of fair trade basically explains the fair exchange of goods and money between producer and consumer without ignoring the quality and price balance. The fair trade concept gains an importance by globalisation; the basic idea is to protect local production. The most well-known fair trade products are the agro-cultural ones like coffee, cacao and cotton, which are usually produced in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Academia?private sector collaborations in the Costa Rican Information and Communication Technology (ICT) cluster

    Costa Rica has two large public universities. They educate the workforce of the Costa Rican Information and Communication Technology (ICT) cluster, which transformed a small coffee-exporting country into the first Latin American ICT producer per capita. They also created the engineers and technicians that have attracted investments from several knowledge-intensive Multinational Corporations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cost efficiency of cryopreservation as a long-term conservation method for coffee genetic resources

    Coffee (Coffea spp.) is one of the world's most valuable agricultural export commodities produced by small-scale farmers. Its germplasm, which holds useful traits for crop improvement, has traditionally been conserved in field genebanks, which presents many challenges for conservation. New techniques of in vitro and cryopreservation have been developed to improve the long-term conservation of ...

  • Gender and agricultural sustainability: case study of Colombian coffee

    This paper investigates how gender-based marketing strategies for Colombian coffee have affected gender roles and the economic and social advancement of women producers. In order to meet the demands of a European roaster interested in coffee produced by women, a Colombian coffee cooperative developed a female growers' program in 2000 which has grown into an association of 344 women. The study ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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