Coffee Science: Academic Papers and Documents

Coffee research papers on a range of topics: Coffee Agronomy, Global Coffee Market, Fair Trade Models, Coffee Sensory Analysis, and more…

Here you can find papers I have collected over time from a variety of “open source” sites, shared directly with me, or other public archives. I am pretty fascinated with the research work focused on coffee and related issues. I am also not a scientist, economist or involved in Academia. I have an MFA!

I also cannot swear to have read every paper here to the end, though there are a few I have read over and over!

Aside from papers such as the ones shared here, I would like to cite some of my favorite other coffee readings, books, and those I find central to coffee but not directly related (that is works on commodity fetishism, global markets, etc).

Also, if you are an author or are aware that any of these papers should not be available here, please contact me and I will respond promptly.

I think it’s possible some work here that was emailed direct to me might not have been published for public access, but it’s hard to tell by the file itself. So please just communicate with us: [email protected] -Thompson

I decided to organize these PDFs in rough categories on separate pages: Click on the buttons below to see each section of articles.