Category: Market News

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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Study Finds Hardcore Birdwatcher Coffee Drinkers Largely Unaware of Bird-Friendly Certification

A survey of nearly 1,000 people who identified as birdwatchers and coffee drinkers found that only 9% have purchased bird-friendly-certified coffee, despite nearly half of all respondents identifying “conservation...

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GCP Seeks Input for Baseline Sustainability Code Revision

The Global Coffee Platform (GCP) today opened the floor for public input on a forthcoming major revision to its baseline sustainability code for the coffee sector. Not technically a...

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Wine Yeasts Abound Among Hawaiian-Grown ACE/Isla Auction Coffees

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Hawaiian green coffee company Isla Custom Coffees have announced 16 winning lots in a recent competition of Hawaiian coffees. Notably, a full three-quarters...

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A Transcontinental Internship Expands Seattle Importer’s QMS from Mexico to Ethiopia

Seattle-area green coffee company San Cristobal Coffee Importers has expanded its producer-centered quality management and traceability system, called FincaLab, from Mexico to Ethiopia. San Cristobal, which was focused mainly...

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Cup of Excellence Organizer ACE Partners with Oritain for Traceability Verification

Cup of Excellence (ACE) organizer the Alliance for Coffee Excellence is partnering with the multinational agricultural traceability company Oritain to verify the origin of coffees in the green coffee...

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Top Lot Fetches $65 Per Pound at ACE/Ngorongoro Coffee Group Auction

Reflecting years of quality improvements made by a group of coffee producers in Tanzania, auction prices soared at the first-ever Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) Ngorongoro Tanzania Private Collection...

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ICO Releases Flagship Annual Report: ‘The Value of Coffee’

The International Coffee Organization has just released the Coffee Development Report 2020, a sprawling, research- and data-filled document focusing on coffee through the lens of global value chains. “The...

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Swiss Coffee Trader Sucafina Formalizes PT Sucafina Indonesia

Just two months after it announced the launch of a Chinese company, multinational green coffee trader Sucafina has announced the launch of PT Sucafina Indonesia. The business has been...

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Business Skills Development: A Virtual Necessity for Specialty Coffee Farmers

Most of the dollar value of coffee — as much as 90%, according to the 2018 Coffee Barometer — is captured in consuming countries. To address this inequity in the…

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2020 Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide Shows Price Data from 51K Contracts

The 2020 Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide has been released, offering a remarkable review of data on green coffee pricing in the specialty coffee market. Overall, the Guide showed a...

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