Category: Brazil

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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Brazilian Officials Carry Out Interstate Tax Fraud Sting ‘Operation Expresso’

Prosecutors in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Paraná yesterday carried out a widespread probe targeting numerous large coffee businesses, alleging tax evasion, money laundering and other criminal...

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With AI-Powered Green Coffee Analysis, Demetria Closes $3 Million Round

Israeli and Colombian agriculture tech startup Demetria has closed a $3 million seed funding round to support its artificial-intelligence-powered green coffee quality analysis system. The investment was led by...

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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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Quality Soars at 2020 Brazil Cup of Excellence Coffee Competition

Overcoming a host of challenges posed by the pandemic during this harvest season, 30 coffee producers in Brazil have won 2020 Cup of Excellence (COE) green coffee quality awards....

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Importer Ally Coffee Consolidates US Business, Names Rogerio Schiavo CEO

Green coffee trader Ally Coffee has consolidated its United States specialty and commercial divisions while consolidating operations into its South Carolina headquarters. The company has also named a new...

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Phyllis Johnson Launches New Book “The Triumph: Black Brazilians in Coffee”

Phyllis Johnson has announced the launch of her new book, “The Triumph: Black Brazilians in Coffee.” The book addresses the centuries-old history of slavery in the Brazilian coffee sector...

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How Climate Change May Already Be Affecting Brazil’s 2021 Crop

Every year around mid-September, with about 90% of the Brazilian coffee harvest completed, traders, roasters, speculators and financial actors all over the world start to think about projections for...

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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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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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