The Rising Cost of Container Shipping

Rising Cost of Container Shipping

The rampant rise of sea freight prices is about to reach consumers July 15, 2021, adapted from an article by BEAN BELT COFFEES It’s here, the Rising Cost of Container Shipping is hitting home. We’ve been waiting all summer for new crop coffees to land at port and be off loaded.  Containers, filled with Amazon … Read more

2021 Coffee Crisis in Colombia – Coffee Protests

2021 Coffee Crisis in Colombia

By Robin Sagi With the COVID-19 crisis reaching its 15th month, countries are feeling the financial pressure. The 2021 Coffee crisis in Colombia is one such country. With such turmoil and uncertainty, countries that are already unsteady are at their most vulnerable. Citizens are reaching a breaking point and change is being demanded. We are … Read more

Organic Farming in Peru

Organic Farming in Peru

Organic Farming in Peru This short article highlights why these coffee producers are turning to Organic Farming in Peru to cope with the climate crisis.  Below is the transcript from Segundo Guerrero and his son Hugo on some of  the current challenges facing Organic Farming in Peru.   See video link below. Segundo Guerrero with son … Read more

Coffee reduces risk of Heart Failure

Coffee and Health

Drinking coffee reduces risk of heart failure—but not if it’s decaf Everyday we learn new things about coffee that surprise us.  This article speaks to me – I love my morning caffeine ritual and while I have reduced how many cups of coffee I drink a day (2 large cups these days), it is worthwhile … Read more


Coffee Roasters Toronto's Top 14

BREWED AWAKENING We’re drinking more coffee at home than ever before. Here’s how to make the most of every cup with top beans from local roasters.  Adapted from an article by Alex Baldinger  Photography by Vicky Lam December 2020 Brewed Awakening with Coffee Roasters Toronto’s Top 14 Thank you Toronto.  Thank you Toronto Life. We … Read more

Burundi Izere Coffee

Burundi Izere coffee

Burundi Izere Coffee Direct Trade by Deborah Ntawigirira Izere coffee is a company I co-founded with my mother in order to bring in specialty coffee (Burundi Izere) from coffee coops.  Like me, it’s a Canadian and Burundian company. As reflected in the brand’s name, Izere is founded on the values of hope and faith, traits … Read more

Save Coffee from Climate Change

Coffee and Climate Change

Save Coffee from Climate Change Increasing temperatures are making coffee harder to grow and less tasty. Coffee companies, governments, and farmers are working together to make a more resilient bean—but will it be enough? Article adapted from Adèle Peters. Do you ever think about how to save coffee from climate change?  A year ago, at … Read more

Yemen Haraz Coffee Single Farm

Coffee Drying on beds Haraz Red

Yemen Haraz Coffee Single Farm is Authentic. Yemen Haraz Coffee doesn’t come to mind while thinking about coffee, but coffee is deeply connected to the country’s history and most of the world’s coffee culture goes back to this small country in the Middle East.  Coffee’s birth place is Ethiopia yet the coffee drink as a … Read more