Flaws in green coffee that could make or break a good cup

There are many flaws roasters and producers find in green beans. There can be various reasons behind those flaws. Good thing is all defects are identifiable so the more educated the roaster easier it is to avoid those defects and beware about them. This article discusses green coffee bean flaws »

Washed or Natural Processed Coffee?

To enter the specialty segment, coffee must score 80 or above during what is called cupping session. Washed coffee or wet processed coffee is well known for bringing home consistent and good results. Un-washed or naturally processed coffee on the other hand somehow usually doesn’t make the cut. Why »

Honey Bees and their decline

Angiosperms or commonly referred to as flowering plants have long established a mutual relationship with insects of the world. Insects have helped flowering plants evolve over a course of millions of years through furnishing cross pollination. Insects in turn fed on plant pollens, fruits and nectar etc and evolved along »

Soil management using farm waste- an affordable solution.

Soil management is an integral part of farming. The soil properties continually need to be improved and factors upon which soil fertility depends need to be administered. Two types of components are used to adjust soil properties; fertilizers and soil conditioners. Fertilizers are organic materials having a carbon-nitrogen ratio below »

Nicaragua Coffee

One of the poorest members of Latin America, Nicaragua grows some amazing coffee. Located to the north of and just beside Costa Rica, its economy relies greatly on agriculture and 50% of Nicaragua’s exports come from agriculture sector. Nicaragua has plenty of lakes and volcanoes on its land. The »

Fighting La Roya Organically

La Roya or Coffee Leaf rust is a fungal disease that has been stirring serious trouble in coffee producing communities for a couple of years now. 2012-2014 were the years Central American coffee producing regions were severely affected by the outbreak of the fungus. Since then many research centers and »

Factors to be considered by coffee farmers

Environmental factors leave a great impact on the flavor a coffee bean may express. The topography, altitude and soil composition all determine the flavor profile of coffee beans belonging to that region. Every coffee cultivar has its specific taste and aroma, but same cultivar if grown in different regions of »

The Art of Hand Harvesting

Producing a great cup of coffee involves so many steps, no surprise there. Every step requires skill and not just roasting, or brewing. Early steps like harvesting the coffee cherries also play as determinant factor in how the final cup might taste like. The big challenge with coffee cherry harvest »

A Thank you from our CEO as we turn 3!

Today we celebrate the three year anniversary of Coperaco. It has been the most intense three years of my life and I am ready for many, many more stories to share. First of all I want to thank you for being part of this beautiful journey. Without you - today »