Coffee Farming Articles

  • 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

  • Supercritical carbon dioxide – from coffee to dry cleaning

    Sometimes I can’t start the day without my morning coffee, and I’m sure most adults would agree that consuming caffeine is a part of their daily routine. A regular cup of coffee can contain 95 to 200mg of caffeine depending on what bean is used and how it has been prepared. In moderation, caffeine can elevate your mood, reduce tiredness and make you more alert, however it can also ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • 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

  • Enzymatic oxidation of phenolic compounds in coffee processing wastewater

    Peroxidases can be used in the treatment of wastewater containing phenolic compounds. The effluent from the wet processing of coffee fruits contains high content of these pollutants and although some studies propose treatments for this wastewater, none targets specifically the removal of these recalcitrant compounds. This study evaluates the potential use of different peroxidase sources in the ...


    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 Foundation

  • Keeping track of the cup – M2M for coffee machines

    At Microtronics we do not only live M2M but also drink coffee. So of course we painted our coffee machine in Microtronics yellow and equipped it with intelligent technology. As hobby baristas it is especially exciting to us using the Cuptracker to monitor how many litres of coffee are flowing through the Microtronics team’s veins. Coffee machine manufacturers get even more benefits by ...

  • Pesticide residue evaluation in major staple food items of Ethiopia using the QuECHERS method: A case study from the Jimma zone

    Samples of maize, teff, red pepper and coffee (green bean and coffee bean with pulp) were collected from a local market in Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Samples were analyzed for the occurrence of cypermethrin, permethrin, deltamethrin, chlorpyrifos ethyl, DTT and its metabolites, and endosulfan (α, β). In the analytical procedure, the QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • The speciality coffee shop market – are today's consumers demanding more than store ambience and good coffee from their consumption experience?

    Since the early 1990s leading speciality coffee shop chains have provided a lucrative market for investment and during the early part of this decade, despite the worst recession occurring since the war, coffee shop chains managed to prosper and make substantial profits. However evidence does suggest that there are a number of challenges now facing the industry. This paper represents an initial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vermicomposting with Spent Coffee Grounds

    When cheap oil and natural gas became widely available in the 20th century, this stimulated the so-called green revolution – the creation of inexpensive chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, which in turn guaranteed record American crop yields continuing to the present. Food has never been so plentiful. It turns out natural gas is one of the most significant raw materials in this ...

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