Category: Farmer Issues

Bellwether, Sustainable Harvest and Heifer Unveil Verified Living Income Model

Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown.Electric roaster maker Bellwether Coffee, the nonprofit Heifer International and green coffee trader Sustainable Harvest this morning announced a new pricing model that...

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Inclusive Design for Economic Empowerment at New DRC Coffee Facility

Local crews are putting the finishing touches on a new coffee facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that might help inform future inclusive coffee facility designs....

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Hawaii Coffee Association Annual Conference to Tackle Leaf Rust in June

Following a year characterized by disease outbreaks affecting both humans and plants, the Hawaii Coffee Association is preparing to host its 2021 conference online. Corresponding with the two-day event,...

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Colombian Coffee Lands Likely to Shift Given Current Practices, Research Suggests

New research focused on Colombia suggests that if current conditions and practices persist, climate change will dramatically reshape where arabica coffee can be grown by the middle part of...

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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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Startup Vinculum Using Satellites and AI for Farm Planning and Financing

A European venture called Vinculum has launched a pilot program in the coffee lands of Colombia using artificial intelligence and satellite data designed to help farmers mitigate production and...

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Colombian Researchers Discover Aggressive New Variants of Coffee Leaf Rust

Colombian coffee leaders are urging growers to turn to disease-resistant coffee varieties upon the discovery of new, more aggressive variants of the coffee leaf rust (CLR) fungus. The troubling...

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Café Los Sueños Roasting Co. is a Dream Come True in Baltimore

Baltimore residents dreaming of a new place for quality coffee had a happy awakening this month with the opening of the first brick-and-mortar shop of Café Los Sueños Roasting...

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IWCA Signs Producer-Focused MOU with Mutombo Coffee Distributor

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has made a major play in bringing its members’ coffees to market through a new agreement with the international wholesale distributor of Mutombo...

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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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Javae Coffee Helps Grow a Black Audience For Haitian-Grown Coffees

A five-year-old coffee importing and roasting company called Javae Coffee has become an advocate both for Black people who grow coffee and for a broader consumer base of Black...

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Cocomiel Makes US Nationwide Launch with Farmer-Focused Profit-Sharing Model

A relatively new brand with deep roots in the coffee sustainability movement called Cocomiel (styled as “CocoMiel”) has announced its United States nationwide launch, offering single-origin, traceable Guatemalan green...

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