Category: FNC

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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Colombia-Focused Coffee For Peace Running a Virtual Sourcing Trip

The organizers of the Coffee for Peace project are launching an event called the Virtual Buyers Caravan, designed to bring coffee farmers and potential buyers together online. The four-day...

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Coffee for Peace Microlot Program a Direct Connection to Colombian Greens

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect consumption habits and coffee business operations throughout the globe, roasters now have a new online resource for sourcing fresh Colombian greens...

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Colombia Bets on Farmers with $64 Million Coffee Price Stabilization Fund

The Colombian government officially launched a coffee price stabilization fund designed to protect the country’s hundreds of thousands of coffee farmers from the volatility of the commodities market. The...

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With Traceable Colombian Microlots, FNC and USAID Launch Coffee For Peace

Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a major marketing and trade facilitation initiative called Coffee for Peace....

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With Industry Partnerships, Farmer Connect Hopes to Boost Blockchain Coffee

Adding to the growing list of blockchain-based platforms focused on the coffee sector is Farmer Connect, a Swiss-born platform with initial participation from multiple multinational coffee trading organizations. Founded...

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Coffee at a Crossroads: Inside Jeffrey Sachs’ Landmark Sustainability Report

The highly anticipated report on the sustainability of the coffee sector from famed Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs finally dropped on Oct. 1, providing a sprawling and thoughtful view...

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The Path to Distinction: Nurturing Separation in Nariño

(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Roast Magazine. Links have been added for context.) The story of specialty coffee in Nariño, Colombia, is a...

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