Category: Farmer Issues

Join the Partnership for Gender Equity Fall Salon on Equitable Sourcing

It has been five years since the release of the Partnership for Gender Equity‘s (PGE) landmark report on gender equity in the coffee chain. This coming Wednesday, Dec. 2,...

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Anticonquista Café Offers a ‘Cultivo to Cup’ Connection in Chicago

A new vertically integrated “cultivo-to-cup” coffee company called Anticonquista Café has conquered numerous formidable challenges to finally launch in Chicago this month. Owned and operated by married couple Elmer...

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Colombia Harvest Report: Higher Prices and Yields Ease COVID Worries

Despite a tumultuous 2020, the Colombian coffee producing industry is riding a modest wave of optimism as it enters the main harvest season. The traviesa — the smaller mid-season...

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Quality Soars at 2020 Brazil Cup of Excellence Coffee Competition

Overcoming a host of challenges posed by the pandemic during this harvest season, 30 coffee producers in Brazil have won 2020 Cup of Excellence (COE) green coffee quality awards....

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Support Hurricane Eta Relief Efforts in Central America and Mexico

Coffee-growing communities in parts of Central America and Mexico have been torn apart by flooding and landslides caused by Hurricane Eta, which has resulted in at least 157 people...

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Coffee Leaf Rust Spreads to the Big Island of Hawaii

The production-killing plant disease known as coffee leaf rust (CLR) has been discovered on the Big Island of Hawaii, the state’s largest coffee-producing island. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

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Phyllis Johnson Launches New Book “The Triumph: Black Brazilians in Coffee”

Phyllis Johnson has announced the launch of her new book, “The Triumph: Black Brazilians in Coffee.” The book addresses the centuries-old history of slavery in the Brazilian coffee sector...

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ICO Outlines Sector-Wide Participation Amid Ongoing Coffee Price Crisis

The International Coffee Council (ICC) has publicly reaffirmed its commitment to supporting a more sustainable and prosperous global coffee sector with participation from some of the world’s largest and...

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Hilda Leguía Gonzales of Cusco Wins 2020 Peru Cup of Excellence

The fourth Peru Cup of Excellence green coffee competition resulted in 24 farmers winning the prestigious award, with high-scoring coffees heading to auction next month. The top-scoring coffee lot...

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Coffee Leaf Rust Has Been Discovered in Hawaii

Coffee leaf rust, the highly infectious plant disease that can wipe out coffee crops, has been discovered for the first time in Hawaii, according to state agricultural officials. The...

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What Your Broker Wishes You Knew: A Guide to Being a Responsible Green Coffee Buyer

(Editor’s note: This article written by Scott Merle originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Roast magazine. Photos by Scott Merle.) Whether you are just starting out as a...

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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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