Category: Brazil

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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How COVID-19 May Affect the Chain as Brazil Heads Into Harvest

Among the fresh crop of COVID-19-related question marks now floating around the coffee industry, few are larger than the ones involving Brazil, which is approaching its annual harvest. This...

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New Research Highlights the Benefits of Shade-Grown Coffee in Brazil

According to research published earlier this year, Brazil’s Southeastern Mountain coffee growing region could see a drastic loss of its viable coffee growing landscapes by the year 2050, due...

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Brazilian Roasting Giants Combine as Grupo 3corações Acquires Mitsui

Two of the largest coffee companies in the world’s second-largest coffee-consuming country, Brazil, are combining, as Grupo 3corações (3C) is acquiring Mitsui Alimentos for approximately $48 million USD. Owned...

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Equator, Sustainable Harvest and Daterra Team Up for B Corp Beans

A trio of progressive specialty coffee companies are teaming up to offer what they’re describing as the first roasted coffee to follow a completely certified B Corp-certified supply chain....

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Algrano and Ikawa Partner for Campaign to Give Roasters to Growers

Countertop roaster maker Ikawa and the coffee trading platform Algrano have teamed up for a crowdfunding campaign to supply coffee growers in three South American countries with sample roasters....

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Still Excellent After All These Years: The Cup of Excellence at 20

Driven by the pursuit of quality, consumer interest in traceability and sustainability, and the proliferation of the internet, the specialty coffee industry has changed a lot over the past...

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André Aguila Wins Historic Brazil 20th Anniversary Cup of Excellence Competition

The Cup of Excellence coffee quality competition and auction celebrated its 20th anniversary last week in Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Returning the event to the city of its birth,...

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