Category: Africa

How Shipping Disruptions Are Affecting the Specialty Coffee Industry

A rare mainstream international cargo shipping story reached a welcome turning point today as the skyscraper-sized container ship the Ever Given was finally dislodged from the banks of the...

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Amal Yemen is Building a Movement for Yemeni Coffee and Culture

A growing number of coffee companies and volunteers have banded together to launch Amal Yemen, a consortium and event platform to promote Yemeni coffee and culture. Amal Yemen, which...

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Cup of Excellence Teams with RD2 Vision for Genetic Testing of Competition Coffees

The nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has announced that the Cup of Excellence (COE) program and coffee genetics research firm RD2 Vision have signed a memorandum of understanding...

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With a Focus on Uganda, DC-Based Sisters Launch Mutima Coffee

Two sisters born in Uganda and raised in the United States have launched Mutima Coffee, an online retail company offering high-quality coffees grown in the East African country. The...

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US Labor Dept. Awards $5 Million Grant to Address Child Labor and Gender Inequality in Ethiopia

The United States Department of Labor is awarding a $5 million cooperative agreement with the multinational Atlanta-based nonprofit CARE for a project designed to reduce child labor and improve...

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A Transcontinental Internship Expands Seattle Importer’s QMS from Mexico to Ethiopia

Seattle-area green coffee company San Cristobal Coffee Importers has expanded its producer-centered quality management and traceability system, called FincaLab, from Mexico to Ethiopia. San Cristobal, which was focused mainly...

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Progressive Swedish Coffee Startup Lykke Kaffegårdar Lands Wave Investment

Progressive and vertically oriented Swedish coffee roasting startup Lykke Kaffegårdar has announced a strategic partnership with private German investment firm Wave Investments. Lykke was launched in Stockholm last year...

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Top Lot Fetches $65 Per Pound at ACE/Ngorongoro Coffee Group Auction

Reflecting years of quality improvements made by a group of coffee producers in Tanzania, auction prices soared at the first-ever Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) Ngorongoro Tanzania Private Collection...

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Winning Lots from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Coffee Group Heading to Auction

The nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Tanzania-based Ngorongoro Coffee Group have announced that 27 green coffees scoring between 85.31 and 90.31 points are heading to online auction...

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Keurig and Root Capital Announce Supply Chain Project with DFC Loan Guarantee

The nonprofit lender Root Capital and publicly traded coffee and beverage giant Keurig Dr Pepper today announced a partnership to support small-scale agricultural coffee businesses that have been negatively...

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Uganda’s Solomon Rutega Elected Top Executive of the Inter-African Coffee Organization

Longtime Ugandan coffee sector leader Solomon Rutega has been elected to the top executive position in the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO), replacing fellow Ugandan Fredrick Kawuma, who held the...

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