Category: Ethiopia

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...

Read More

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…

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

A ‘Living Coffee’ Controlled Fermentation Cupping is Happening in New York

Three New York-based coffee companies are teaming up to offer fancy coffee hounds the rare opportunity to try a series of coffees where the main differentiating factor is the...

Read More

Coffee Trader Sucafina Launches ‘Farmgate Initiative’ for Cash Bonuses

The North American arm of Swiss green coffee trading company Sucafina is launching a program called Farmgate Initiative that gives coffee buyers the ability to tack on additional farmgate...

Read More

Pre-Competitive International Coffee Partners Launches Ethiopia Project

A pre-competitive initiative led by eight of the largest European coffee roasting companies is launching a project designed to reach 2,500 smallholder coffee-farming families in Ethiopia. With co-financing from...

Read More

More Coffee Diversity in the List of 2020 Good Food Awards Finalists

Twenty seven coffee roasting companies from all over the United States have been named finalists for the 2020 Good Food Awards. The awards program, now in its 10th year,...

Read More

Are Low Prices Fueling Displacement? A Closer Look at Coffee and Emigration

If farmers can’t — at minimum — break even with their costs of production, they will very likely abandon the crop. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence these days to...

Read More
Loading

Categories