Category: exporters

ICO Survey of Coffee-Exporting Countries Shows Pressing Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect coffee supply chains as farmers and producers expect to experience prolonged labor shortages, increased production costs, diminished infrastructure and a reduction in...

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How COVID-19 May Affect the Chain as Brazil Heads Into Harvest

Among the fresh crop of COVID-19-related question marks now floating around the coffee industry, few are larger than the ones involving Brazil, which is approaching its annual harvest. This...

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What is Coffee’s Farmgate Price, Really?

Along with FOB, which stands for “free on board,” the “farmgate” price (or “farm gate” price) has been the most frequently used term to describe prices paid by buyers...

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Blockchain-Backed Trading Platform iFinca Promises to Verify Farmgate Prices

A new app- and blockchain-based green coffee trading platform called iFinca is pitching the promise of traceability to ultimately give farmers a larger slice of the pie. After about...

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Red Fox Coffee Merchants Investing in Mexico with Oaxaca Office

Progressive Berkeley, California-based coffee trading company Red Fox Coffee Merchants has signed a lease on a building that will become a lab and offices in Oaxaca, Mexico. The facility...

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Three Questions with Rich Futrell of Caravela Coffee

Green coffee trading company Caravela Coffee has announced the appointment of Rich Futrell as sales manager for North America. A Chicago native, Futrell founded the Third Place Coffeehouse in...

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DCN Design Showcase: La Central de Café in Guatemala City

La Central de Café Website: www.lacentraldecafe.com Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala (map link) Lead Architect and Designer: CA Arquitectura Submitted by: La Central de Café S.A. Project Description La Central de Cafe is...

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Importer Catalyst Trade Offers a Fresh Vision for Ethiopian Coffee

Upon launching their family-run, seed-to-cup coffee consulting brand Catalyst Coffee Consulting, founders Emily and Michael McIntyre weren’t exactly sure where the venture would take them, but they did have...

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Colombian Microlot Specialist Direct Origin is Now Called Cedro Alto

The vertically oriented Colombian green coffee business formerly known as Direct Origin Trading has rebranded under the name Cedro Alto, a change designed to better reflect its network of...

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