Creating Equitable ways of trading for small-scale farmers

Most of the world’s coffee is grown on small-holdings. In much of east Africa these are often tiny plots of land where coffee production is measured by the number of trees rather than the area of the land itself as coffee is intercropped with food crops for the household. In Latin America you will find … Continued

Coffee’s Own Pandemic: Coffee Leaf Rust

A decade ago, coffee was subject to its own pandemic – coffee leaf rust decimated coffee crops in Latin America causing an estimated $3 billion of damage and forcing many farmers to abandon coffee, perhaps forever for some. Leaf rust creates abnormalities on coffee plant leaves eventually causing leaves to fall off, often resulting in … Continued

Smallholder farmers and the Impact of Climate Change

Behind every cup of coffee is a complex global supply chain involving a roaster, global logistics, import and export stakeholders and of course coffee farming families. More than ever COP26 highlighted the injustice of small-holder farming families who contributed little to the climate crisis while being most exposed and least able to adapt to its … Continued

Biting Back at The Climate Crisis with Fairtrade Cocoa

Farmers and workers around the world are on the front line of the climate crisis, from rising temperatures and changing weather patterns to deforestation and water scarcity. Many farmers in countries vulnerable to climate change say it’s the biggest challenge they face right now – and they’ve done the least to cause it. With the climate … Continued

Happy Christmas from our Producers!

As we head towards the holiday season, writing our Christmas cards, putting up the tree and looking up the perfect turkey recipe, we began to wonder what Christmas looked like for our producers all over the globe. What traditions do the families who grow our coffee observe in the weeks leading up to December 25th … Continued

The Effects of Climate Change on Coffee Producers

With COP26 well underway, we’re highlighting some of the challenges our producers are having as a result of climate change and the measures taken to reduce its effects. We spoke to some of our coffee producers to get their thoughts. Find the interviews in full below. COCAFCAL, Honduras Sol & Café, Peru Anserma, Colombia COCAFCAL, … Continued

COP26: Live News Updates from Matthew Algie

Friday 5th November The Effects of Climate Change on Matthew Algie Coffee Producers With COP26 well underway, we spoke to some of our coffee producers to get their thoughts on the challenges they are having as a result of climate change and the measures they have taken to reduce its effects. Read the interviews in … Continued

How to Use Our Online Menu Builder

At Matthew Algie, we pride ourselves on being the complete café partner for your business. We are continuously improving to support you with everything you need to help your café thrive, from the coffee machine and the coffee, full training and dedicated support, right down to the development of your menu. We’ve created a new … Continued

Why we should remain optimistic for a positive summer

By Angelina Smy, Marketing Manager, Matthew Algie It was only a few weeks ago that we were in the middle of the coldest May in 25 years and those of us willing to dine outdoors could not wait for 17th May when, in England, we could enjoy our meals in comfort indoors. In typical British … Continued