Category: environmental sustainability

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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The Shade Catalog Shines a Light on Agroforestry and Farmer Livelihoods

Agroforestry, i.e. the integration of trees and shrubs into cultivated cropland, has been widely touted as beneficial to the environment. It can provide shade to sun-baked crop plants and...

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In Colombia, Woodpecker Turns Coffee Byproduct Into Building Material

From the third-largest coffee-producing country in the world, a company called Woodpecker is bringing new life to a coffee byproduct while providing sustainable building materials. The Bogotá, Colombia-based company...

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Public-Private Initiative for Coffee&Climate Heading Heads Into Third Phase

Now with more than a decade of experience, the Initiative for Coffee&Climate (styled as “coffee&climate” or “c&c”) is entering its third and final phase, designed to bring more climate...

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Nestlé Sets 2025 Goal of 100% ‘Responsibly Sourced’ Nescafé Coffee

Global food giant Nestlé and its Nescafé coffee business today unveiled broad sustainability ambitions for its supply chain, including “100% responsibly sourced” coffee. Nestlé Head of Beverages Strategic Business...

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Swedish Roaster Löfbergs Unveils Coffee Station Made with Chaff

Though self-service coffee stations and grocery coffee kiosks often scream single-use plastic waste, Swedish coffee roasting company Löfbergs has introduced a model of a coffee station that is curiously...

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Sustainable Coffee Challenge Sets 2025 Climate and Labor Goals

With participation from many of the world’s largest coffee trading and roasting companies, the Sustainable Coffee Challenge has announced broad and ambitious climate- and labor-related goals towards making coffee...

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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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California Coffee Grower Frinj Partners with Two Agriculture Nonprofits

California-based coffee breeding and production company Frinj Coffee is engaging in two  land use partnerships that should shed light on coffee’s potential as a regenerative agriculture crop. The Santa...

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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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