Posted on May 20 2021
As one of the top producers of coffee, Indonesia currently faces threats from the Coffee Berry Borer. Read more to learn how producers are adapting.
Posted on May 13 2021
May 13 2021
Cup of Excellence is an important component within the coffee industry - providing coffee producers with recognition for their hard work and unique coffees. Read on to learn more about the history of the competition and its relationship with Mercanta.
Posted on May 5 2021
May 5 2021
Venture to Mexico to visit Finca Nueva Esperanza to understand how COVID-19 has impacted the availability of workers.
Posted on April 22 2021
April 22 2021
To celebrate Earth Day - Mercanta takes an inside look at the carbon-neutral Aquiares Estate, one of our producers in Costa Rica making a difference for the surrounding ecosystems and the future of coffee.
Posted on March 10 2021
March 10 2021
Mercanta will be conducting a monthly report of any trade updates and global coffee news that we would like to spread to our wonderful partners and clients. Please read the update for February below from our founder, Stephen Hurst: As February came to a close, we at Mercanta felt as if a light shone brightly
Posted on February 15 2021
February 15 2021
Dear Mercanta Customers, Firstly, we would like to thank you for your loyalty and perseverance over the past 12 months. Without doubt this has been the toughest year on record for Mercanta, yourselves, and the coffee industry as a whole. Despite all, we can take solace in the fact that our industry has proven to
Posted on January 18 2021
January 18 2021
The 2020 Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide is now Live! Designed by Professor Peter W Roberts and his team at Emory University, the guide aims to help separate the specialty market from C-market commodity pricing; highlighting market trends in the speciality coffee sector. We’re proud to be one of this years 81 supporters, as well as
Posted on January 7 2021
January 7 2021
2020 will never be forgotten for the challenges that society faced, also individuals and the specialty coffee business that provides a living for so many. I suppose people had become accustomed to hearing of challenges, natural disasters, and humanitarian problems in coffee-producing countries. But without doubt, every corner of the globe has been affected by
Posted on September 21 2020
September 21 2020
Have you ever used bottled water for brewing your morning cuppa? Although often underestimated, you could argue that water for coffee is at least as important, if not more important, then regularly debated brewing factors such as grind size or brew ratios. Without going into too much detail for the science aspect, coffee tastes best
Posted on August 28 2020
August 28 2020
There are not any naturally caffeine-free coffee trees that are currently being grown commercially, so a number of methods have been established to achieve this. We have discussed some of the more well-known methods, explaining in detail how the processes work.
Posted on July 6 2020
July 6 2020
The Coffee Berry Borer or Coffee Borer Beetle (CBB) is an insect found around the world and prevalent in most coffee producing countries. It is among the most harmful pests to commercial coffee plantations and can attack 50-100% of berries on a farm if no control measures are applied. Description The CBB belongs to the
Posted on June 17 2020
June 17 2020
Extraction is one of the most important aspects to creating the perfect cup, but still under research in the world of coffee. Without extraction, we would not have the morning cup of coffee that we all know and love, we would end up with a cup of water, with ground beans floating around it. This
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