Category: Africa

A Conversation with Vava Angwenyi on the New Book ‘Coffee Milk Blood’

The coffee industry, particularly in the global north, carries a rich history of exploitative marketing. To highlight and challenge the ways in which visual imagery is used to depict...

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Singapore Coffee Association to Host Inaugural Online Microlot Auction

The Singapore Coffee Association is planning to launch the first ever Singapore Microlot Specialty Coffee Auction, making dozens of individual coffee lots available to international buyers online on Thursday,...

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ICO, IACO and CABI Launch $14 Million Plan to Improve Food Security for Coffee Farmers in Africa

Three international nonprofits with interests in the coffee sector throughout the African continent have teamed up for an estimated €12 million (approximately $14.2 million USD, as of this writing)...

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Newly Discovered Arabica Genetic Group Yemenia Enters the Global Market

A new genetic group of the arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) species found to have immense quality potential has been confirmed in Yemen. It has been named Yemenia, which can...

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Nespresso Pledges Long-Term Support for Eastern DRC Coffee Sector

As part of its sustainability-focused, multimillion-dollar Reviving Origins program, Nestlé-owned Nespresso has announced a long-term program to help boost the coffee sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)....

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Ugandan Parliament Approves Coffee Regulations that Reach Farm Level

The Parliament of Uganda last week passed the National Coffee Bill, 2018, taking a major regulatory step forward for the country’s coffee sector as it seeks to exponentially increase...

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COVID-19 Making Existing Matters Worse for Smallholder Farmers, HRNS Study Finds

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a range of existing issues facing smallholder coffee farmers in some of the world’s most revered and productive coffee-producing countries, according to a recent...

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Farmers in Eastern DR Congo Overcome Extreme Challenges to Produce Great Coffee

On top of the typical challenges facing coffee growers, farmers in North Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this harvest season have seen attacks by armed groups,...

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ICO Survey of Coffee-Exporting Countries Shows Pressing Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect coffee supply chains as farmers and producers expect to experience prolonged labor shortages, increased production costs, diminished infrastructure and a reduction in...

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First Ethiopia Cup of Excellence Auction Generates Record High $1.34 Million

Green coffee buyers from all over the globe paid top dollar at the first ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence (CoE) auction, offering a combined $1.34 million USD for the 28…

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Following Deluge, Relief Effort Supports Uganda’s Bukonzo Cooperative

Yesterday we shared news of a fundraising campaign to support coffee communities in Northern Rwanda that were some of the hardest hit during this Spring’s historically wet rainy season,...

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Relief Effort Underway for Rwanda Coffee Communities Ravaged by Floods

While much of the international media was devoting its attention to COVID-19 in early May, various coffee-growing regions throughout East Africa were being hammered by steady downpours, flash flooding...

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