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USDA Proposes Stricter Regulations for Organic Certification

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing sweeping changes to its Organic certification program regulations that may have a profound impact on the conventional and specialty coffee...

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Costa Rica Cup of Excellence Auction Continues Streak of High Average Prices

The Costa Rica Cup of Excellence auction the beat the countrywide program’s previous price records, as 26 winning green coffee lots fetched more than half a million USD while...

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Ugandan Parliament Approves Coffee Regulations that Reach Farm Level

The Parliament of Uganda last week passed the National Coffee Bill, 2018, taking a major regulatory step forward for the country’s coffee sector as it seeks to exponentially increase...

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El Salvador Cup of Excellence Auction Results in Record-High Average Price

Proving yet again that the COVID-19 pandemic has not dissuaded some buyers from paying top dollar for top-quality coffees, the 17th El Salvador Cup of Excellence auction recently concluded...

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Top Coffee from Guatemala Cup of Excellence Earns $180 Per Pound at Auction

Buyers primarily from Asia, Europe and the United States shattered previous price records at the recent Guatemala Cup of Excellence auction, with an average per-pound price of $26.50 USD...

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Farmers in Eastern DR Congo Overcome Extreme Challenges to Produce Great Coffee

On top of the typical challenges facing coffee growers, farmers in North Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this harvest season have seen attacks by armed groups,...

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Smucker’s Blockchain Effort an Experiment in Traceability and Consumer Behavior

A major experiment in traceability and consumer behavior is underway as a J.M. Smucker brand is coming to market with bags of roasted coffee that encourage drinkers to view...

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16th Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Auction Breaks Price Records

Underscoring the vast price disparity between the commodity coffee market and the high-end specialty market, the auction from the 16th Nicaragua Cup of Excellence program resulted in a record-breaking...

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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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Costa Rican Growers Wow Judges with Variety at 2020 Cup of Excellence

Twenty six coffees representing a wide array of coffee varieties and processing methods from three of Costa Rica’s main growing regions have won 2020 Cup of Excellence awards. All...

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