Barista competitions benefit coffee producing countries

Barista competitions benefit coffee producing countries

  Elite retail coffee professionals around the world participate in annual barista competitions that demonstrate skill, professionalism, ingenuity, and passion for their craft: brewing espresso-coffee drinks. The largest and oldest of these gatherings is the...

PNG monetary policy hinders coffee sector

PNG monetary policy hinders coffee sector

Introduction Coffee is a significant cash crop in Papua New Guinea (“PNG”), providing incomes for more than 2.43 million people that represent a large percentage of the country’s rural population (CIC, 2017; World Bank, 2019a). Many of the more than 37% of Papua New...

Papua New Guinea National Coffee Symposium, May 2019

Papua New Guinea National Coffee Symposium, May 2019

An update of the Papua New Guinea Coffee Market Study written by me for PHAMA last year was published for the recent occasion of the country's first national coffee symposium, which was held May 22-23, 2019 in Port Moresby. The event drew over 300 stakeholders from...

Smallholder Coffees Shine at 2018 PNG Competition

Smallholder Coffees Shine at 2018 PNG Competition

Smallholder coffees excelled at the 2018 Papua New Guinea Coffee Cupping Competition, with top lots achieving over 85 points on Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) scoresheets. This is the third annual event organized by PNG’s Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC), in...

No California, Coffee Does Not Cause Cancer

No California, Coffee Does Not Cause Cancer

Coffee is not known by medical science to cause cancer, nor it is considered a probable carcinogen by any accredited health organization. Nonetheless, California's coffee shops will soon be required to display a cancer warning sign due to a recent state court ruling....

Festival Kafe Timor Sponsors Wanted

Festival Kafe Timor Sponsors Wanted

The first Festival Kafe Timor in 2016 brought together thousands of smallholder farmers, baristas, and roasters from across Timor-Leste to participate in educational activities and the celebration of national coffee culture. It was a positive experience for the...