Category: Central America

Bellwether, Sustainable Harvest and Heifer Unveil Verified Living Income Model

Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown.Electric roaster maker Bellwether Coffee, the nonprofit Heifer International and green coffee trader Sustainable Harvest this morning announced a new pricing model that...

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Café Los Sueños Roasting Co. is a Dream Come True in Baltimore

Baltimore residents dreaming of a new place for quality coffee had a happy awakening this month with the opening of the first brick-and-mortar shop of Café Los Sueños Roasting...

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Cocomiel Makes US Nationwide Launch with Farmer-Focused Profit-Sharing Model

A relatively new brand with deep roots in the coffee sustainability movement called Cocomiel (styled as “CocoMiel”) has announced its United States nationwide launch, offering single-origin, traceable Guatemalan green...

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Mexico City Roaster Buna Driving Quality Through Protecting Ecosystems

Launched as a small cafe by a pair of high school friends in 2012, Mexico City-based coffee company Buna has since evolved to offer a unique vision for protecting Mexican…

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Anacafé Launches ‘One of a Kind Guatemala’ Microlot Auction Program

The National Coffee Association of Guatemala Anacafé has announced the launch of a high-quality, small lot green coffee auction program called One of a Kind Guatemala. According to an...

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ACE and Nicaragua’s Fincas Mierisch Revive Los Favoritos Auction

Renowned Nicaraguan specialty coffee producer Fincas Mierisch and the Portland, Oregon-based Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) have re-teamed up to relaunch the Los Favoritos auction. Taking place online on...

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Cup of Excellence Introduces Online Sensory Training in Two New Events

After a year of leaning more heavily on the internet to deliver its flagship competitions and auctions, the nonprofit Cup of Excellence is offering some new coffee sensory training...

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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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Coffee Pulp Dramatically Speeds Up Tropical Reforestation, Research Finds

New research has found that coffee pulp, a natural organic byproduct of post-harvest coffee processing, can exponentially speed up tropical forest recovery on previously deforested lands. Researchers from the...

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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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Family-Run Over The Border Coffee Brings Guatemalan Beans to Georgia

A seventh-generation, 200-acre coffee farm in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, has gained a foothold selling its coffees directly to consumers and wholesale accounts in Georgia through Over The Border Coffee. The...

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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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