Peru Steps Into the Limelight – 25 Magazine: Issue 2

Peru Cup of Excellence 25 Magazine Autumn 2017

Photo: Jonathan Meadows By DARRIN DANIEL and GEOFF WATTS for Issue 2 of 25 Magazine Cup of Excellence (COE) is an explosive catalyst for change that has unlocked the door to advancement for growers in every country it operates, forever altering the trajectory of both individual farmers and entire regions. With 117 competitions conducted and 2,975 …

Is Arabica Washed Out? – 25 Magazine: Issue 2

Cherries on a coffee tree - is arabica washed out tom copple 25 magazine issue 2

By THOMAS COPPLE for Issue 2 of 25 Magazine Washed Arabicas – the lifeblood of the specialty sector – are under pressure. While there are some great naturally processed coffees, and even some specialty Robustas, washed Arabicas are the industry’s most prized coffees. The trouble is they’re only grown in a handful of countries, and the …

Connecting Our Community – 25 Magazine: Issue 2

Cover of 25 Magazine Issue 2 by the Specialty Coffee Association

The importance of coffee smallholders and the diversity they bring to the specialty coffee supply chain can’t be underestimated. Their future is both threatened and uncertain despite unparalleled global coffee demand. The part smallholders play in the supply of washed Arabicas is brought sharply into focus in this issue of 25 as Thomas Copple looks …

Good Genes – 25 Magazine: Summer 2017

Many of the world’s coffee genebanks are underfunded and under threat, yet the future of coffee depends on protecting these precious genetic resources. So what would a better global conservation system look like in the future and how can the industry support it? In a humid tropical forest that shrouds a sacred mountain on the …

Adopters v Supers – 25 Magazine: Summer 2017

We know we know coffee, and we think we know our customers, but for the past several years, the Specialty Coffee Association has been determined to parse the complicated relationship that consumers have with the specialty coffee industry. These continuing efforts aim not only to better understand our current share of the market, but also …