Logistics & challenges for shipping coffee

Before they are roasted, ground, and brewed, green coffee beans are exported from producing regions around the world, and generally travel by sea freight in shipping containers.

When green coffee is shipped, time is of the essence. This is because the flavours of the beans can be influenced and irreversibly altered by undesirable odours and flavours, unwanted moisture, and even fluctuating temperatures if they sit for too long in an unmonitored environment.

So, how does the supply chain make sure green coffee gets from A to B while retaining as much quality as possible? And how have recent events in global logistics affected this? Read on to find out.