Category: Central America

Honduras Cup of Excellence Yields 25 Winners with Six Reaching 90+

The Honduras coffee-growing region of Santa Bárbara was heavily represented in the recently concluded Honduras Cup of Excellence green coffee competition, where 25 lots scored 87+ points to earn...

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Mercon Coffee Group and Conservation International Launching Environmental Sustainability Assessment

International green coffee supplier Mercon Coffee Group is launching an environmental sustainability assessment program with support from corporate sustainability experts Conservation International. The assessment will apply...

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24 Winners Named at 2021 El Salvador Cup of Excellence

The nonprofit Cup and Excellence (COE) and the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC) have announced 24 winners of the 2021 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, including a longtime coffee...

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COVID-19 Shocks Likely to Cause ‘Severe Production Crisis,’ Research Finds

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause a “severe production crisis” as a complex web of socio-economic factors make conditions worse for smallholder coffee farmers, according to groundbreaking new...

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28 Farms Win 2021 Guatemala Cup of Excellence Awards, Four Reach 90+

Four microlots scored above 90 points to top the list of 28 winners of the Guatemala 2021 Cup of Excellence competition. Coffee producers were recently honored at a live-streamed...

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Vertically Integrated Moon Mountain Coffee Makes Long Beach Landing

After years of selling its own Costa Rica-grown, California-roasted beans online and at Southern California farmers markets, vertically integrated Moon Mountain Coffee has opened its first brick-and-mortar cafe in...

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Food 4 Farmers Appoints First Ever Executive Director, Alyson Welch

The coffee community-focused nonprofit Food 4 Farmers has hired its first ever executive director, international development expert Alyson Welch. Welch joins the 10-year-old nonprofit after nearly three years at...

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Inaugural Costa Rica Exclusive Coffees Private Auction Coming June 24

Costa Rican green coffee company Exclusive Coffees and auction platform provider Sensible Development have teamed up for the inaugural Costa Rica Exclusive Coffees private auction, taking place online on...

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At Aquiares in Costa Rica, a Model for Carbon Negativity through Agroforestry

As climate change continues to affect global agricultural systems, it is imperative that coffee producers and consumers alike progress towards sustainable solutions. There are countless examples of innovation in...

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Maverick Coffee Trading Launches in The Netherlands

A green coffee trading company called Maverick Coffee Trading has sprung to life in The Netherlands, focusing on coffees from numerous countries and continents of origin. Based in Woerden...

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Texas A&M Coffee Center Launches 12th Man Coffee Line

Agriculture-loving Texas A&M University is sowing its first seeds in the coffee business, offering fresh roasts of single-origin Guatemalan beans under the name 12th Man Coffee. With a brand...

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Four Lots Score 90+ Heading Into 2021 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Auction

Following a record-breaking 2020 auction in terms of prices, the 2021 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition has approached its own records in terms of quality, with four COE-winning coffees...

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