Category: Ethiopia

Climate Change Will Alter the Specialty Coffee Landscape in Ethiopia, Study Shows

Researchers from parts of Africa and Europe have shed new light on how climate change may affect what’s considered “specialty coffee” growth in Ethiopia throughout the rest of this...

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US Labor Dept. Awards $5 Million Grant to Address Child Labor and Gender Inequality in Ethiopia

The United States Department of Labor is awarding a $5 million cooperative agreement with the multinational Atlanta-based nonprofit CARE for a project designed to reduce child labor and improve...

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Intelligentsia Coffee Enters RTD Territory with Cold Brew and Oat Lattes

Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee today announced the launch of its first ready-to-drink products, reflecting growth not only in the RTD coffee category, but also in non-dairy milks and cold brew....

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A Transcontinental Internship Expands Seattle Importer’s QMS from Mexico to Ethiopia

Seattle-area green coffee company San Cristobal Coffee Importers has expanded its producer-centered quality management and traceability system, called FincaLab, from Mexico to Ethiopia. San Cristobal, which was focused mainly...

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Importin’ Joes Sells Coffee in Indiana to Fight Youth Homelessness in Ethiopia

A new coffee company called Importin’ Joes has launched to form a two-way conduit between South Bend, Indiana, and Ethiopia, while effecting positive social change at home and abroad....

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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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First Ethiopia Cup of Excellence Auction Generates Record High $1.34 Million

Green coffee buyers from all over the globe paid top dollar at the first ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence (CoE) auction, offering a combined $1.34 million USD for the 28…

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Relief Effort Underway for Rwanda Coffee Communities Ravaged by Floods

While much of the international media was devoting its attention to COVID-19 in early May, various coffee-growing regions throughout East Africa were being hammered by steady downpours, flash flooding...

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Three Lots Score 90+ at First Ethiopia Cup of Excellence

Despite economic, social and logistical disruptions aplenty over the past few months, the first ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence has crowned its first winners. Twenty-eight winning coffees, including the...

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Ethiopia Cup of Excellence Final Moves from Addis to Portland Amidst Travel Restrictions

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and the organizers of the first ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence coffee quality competition have announced that the final “international week” will take...

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A Single ‘Super Parent’ Plant Birthed All of Arabica, Research Finds

When one coffee plant loves another coffee plant… Research first made available this morning has given that age-old story a whole lot more context, at least in the coffee...

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Ethiopia Breaks Cup of Excellence Record for Coffee Submissions

The inaugural Cup of Excellence coffee quality competition and auction program in Ethiopia is off to an auspicious start, with 1,459 coffee samples submitted, breaking the long-running competition’s previous...

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