Category: Asia

Isolation and Fear Among Myanmar Coffee Producers as Military Coup Wears On

Hours before Myanmar’s new parliament was set to begin session on Monday, Feb. 1, Myanmar’s armed forces known as the Tatmadaw staged a coup d’état. State Counsellor and de-facto leader...

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Global Coffee Giants Join CIRAD-Led Effort to Reduce Pesticide Use in Coffee Farming

Several of the world’s largest coffee roasting and trading companies have joined a pre-competitive research initiative with the goal of progressively reducing pesticide usage in coffee farming. The initiative,...

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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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Swiss Green Coffee Trader Sucafina Launches Sucafina NZ

Green coffee trading company Sucafina has continued its multinational expansion and brand consolidation with the formal launch of Sucafina NZ Ltd. in New Zealand, including spot offerings in Auckland...

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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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Coffee Trader Sucafina Launches Company in China’s Yunnan Province

Swiss green coffee trading group Sucafina has announced it has established a new coffee company in China, in partnership with Chinese metals trading and logistics company Depond. In an...

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First Virtual Singapore Specialty Coffee Auction Draws Global Interest

One hundred bidders from 17 countries recently vied for 49 lots of specialty coffee at the first ever virtual Singapore Specialty Coffee Auction, organized by the Singapore Coffee Association...

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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 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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Robusta Coffee Not as Robust Against Rising Temperatures, Research Shows

New research suggests that robusta coffee plants may not be as robust as commonly considered, particularly in environments with rising temperatures due to climate change. A study built upon...

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