Category: certifications

USDA Proposes Stricter Regulations for Organic Certification

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing sweeping changes to its Organic certification program regulations that may have a profound impact on the conventional and specialty coffee...

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Rainforest Alliance Unveils Sweeping New Certification Program

Just over three years after leading agricultural certification agencies Rainforest Alliance and UTZ announced plans to merge under the Rainforest Alliance name, the group today unveiled its sweeping new...

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A Chat with Janina Grabs on the New Book ‘Selling Sustainability Short’

Can private certification standards truly bring about more sustainable production practices? This is the question at the center of Dr. Janina Grabs‘ forthcoming book, Selling Sustainability Short? The Private Governance...

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Nespresso Releases Plan to Combat Child Labor Found in its Supply Chain

Following a British public television Channel 4 investigative report that aired in March, Nespresso has announced the results of its own internal investigation into child labor in its supply...

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Nespresso and Clooney Respond as Child Labor Report Looms

Swiss coffee giant Nespresso is responding to allegations of child labor in its supply chain that are scheduled to air in a UK television documentary next week. The company...

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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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Just Hatched in Indiana: Wood Warbler Coffee is For the Birds

In the constant flow of hot air through a fluid-bed coffee roasting chamber, beans will flutter around like frisky birds. Since August, the fluid-bed roasters at Indiana’s Wood Warbler...

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A Blizzard of “Sustainability” Labels

Earth-friendly certifications and standards abound for products like coffee, chocolate and palm oil. But do the programs work? A frog the size of a fingernail. A poncho-clad farmer leading...

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From Procurement to Co-Branding: A Future for Coffee (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this story, we outlined the ways in which coffee is typically procured, while contrasting that with the way it is marketed by coffee brands. In this…

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From Procurement to Co-Branding: A Future for Coffee (Part 1)

Nearly a year ago, as the current coffee price crisis was becoming painfully apparent to the industry at large, Daily Coffee News published “A New World Coffee Order.” Written...

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