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Coffee Business Consulting by CafeMakers

Coffee Market Strategy

We help coffee roasting businesses and green coffee producers to reach new consumer markets. For institutional investors, we research and provide guidance on market opportunities or industry trends.

Coffee Roasting Business

Are you starting a new coffee roasting business? We offer practical advice and industry resources to design it better and save you money. For established roasting companies, we streamline operating procedures or build new facilities like laboratories.

International Agriculture Development

Improve the value of coffee trade with our quality assurance and marketing services. Increase productivity, differentiate quality and reach new markets for high value cash crop exports.

Green Coffee Trade Marketing

Increase price premiums with our origin brand development and trade marketing services. We help you to create strong brand and promote your message to coffee industry buyers.

Coffee Laboratory Analysis

Better understand the quality and sensory characteristics of your coffee. We grade and cup coffee so that you can identify quality issues or describe your coffees to customers.

Coffee Supply Chain

Lower operating costs and reduce waste by aligning interests throughout the coffee supply chain. We help you to improve communication and processes from the coffee farm to consumer.

Coffee Business Consulting for Green Coffee and Coffee Roasting

Brazil Specialty Coffee Association

Brazil Specialty Coffee Association

Brand development and trade marketing for the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association

Soyuz Coffee Roasting

Soyuz Coffee Roasting

Building a specialty coffee roasting business in Russia

Uganda Coffee Development Authority

Uganda Coffee Development Authority

Value chain development and strategic planning for UCDA supported by aBi Trust

USAID Yemen

USAID Yemen

Value chain development and origin trade marketing for Yemen, supported by USAID

Recognized Subject Matter Experts

Mr. Hetzel said the New York specialty coffee scene was in its infancy just five years ago, far behind cities like Portland and San Francisco, but has recently blossomed into one of the most vibrant in the world.

April 10, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Says Hetzel: “Single-serve is clearly the future of the coffee business.”

March 2, 2011

Time Magazine

“Coffee is something that has been with humanity for 1,500 years,” Hetzel said. “It’s not going anywhere any time soon.”

April 20, 2009

CNN

“You don’t see an Apple campaign for how well they treat workers in factories,” Mr. Hetzel said, referring to reports of poor working conditions at factories owned by some of the technology giant’s subcontractors. “But the coffee industry in particular seems to be especially sensitive to the environment and to workers.”

September 27, 2012

New York Times

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Falling coffee prices threaten supply

Last week’s interview with the New York Post was a quick one: J.M. Smucker, major producer of American grocery store retail coffee brands Millstone, Dunkin’ Donuts, Folgers and others announced a 6% price cut and smaller package sizes in order to attract customers lost in recent years’ price hikes. It’s a straightforward story of a major consumer packaged goods seller reducing retail costs for the purpose of wooing back customers lost to competition… or is it?

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Bulletproof coffee: latest coffee health craze

The Bulletproof Coffee offering seems entertaining but harmless enough, particularly when compared to other more insidious gimmicks like kopi luwak, green coffee diets and multi-level marketing schemes featuring other fungi, herbs and detritus misleadingly marketed as coffee, which unlike this one may do real environmental or health damage while separating fools from their money. So why has this latest caffeinated reincarnation of the fountain of youth concept gaining any attention from reputable media whatsoever?

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