Category: FNC

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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Swiss Water Decaffeinated Names Marisol Pinzon Director of Trading

Coffee processing and trading company Swiss Water Decaffeinated has appointed Marisol Pinzon as managing director of trading and development. In the position, which has been newly created by the...

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With AI-Powered Green Coffee Analysis, Demetria Closes $3 Million Round

Israeli and Colombian agriculture tech startup Demetria has closed a $3 million seed funding round to support its artificial-intelligence-powered green coffee quality analysis system. The investment was led by...

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Good Liquorworks Makes Good Vodka Out of Post-Harvest Coffee Fruit

New York State-based startup Good Liquorworks is the latest beverage industry player to transform the byproduct of coffee fruit into a new product altogether. The startup has just launched...

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Sucafina Acquires UK Green Coffee Trader Complete Coffee Ltd

Vertically integrated Swiss green coffee trading company Sucafina has acquired a majority stake in UK trader Complete Coffee Limited (CCL), furthering its global expansion efforts. The move, in which...

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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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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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