Category: Sustainability

2021 Colombia Cup of Excellence Winners Feature Two 90+ Lots

Results for the Cup of Excellence green coffee competition of 2021 are in, with nearly two dozen high-quality coffee lots coming from Colombian coffee growers now heading to auction....

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COVID-19 Curtailed High-End Green Coffee Purchasing, Analysis Shows

Traded volumes of high-quality specialty coffee declined as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic while volumes of lower-quality specialty coffees increased, according to a recent analysis from the authors...

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Isolation and Fear Among Myanmar Coffee Producers as Military Coup Wears On

Hours before Myanmar’s new parliament was set to begin session on Monday, Feb. 1, Myanmar’s armed forces known as the Tatmadaw staged a coup d’état. State Counsellor and de-facto leader...

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Exploring the Possibility of Florida-Grown Coffee

For centuries, coffee has been grown between two somewhat arbitrary lines above and below the equator. The stretch between roughly the 23.43°S and 23.43°N parallels — also known as...

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Global Coffee Giants Join CIRAD-Led Effort to Reduce Pesticide Use in Coffee Farming

Several of the world’s largest coffee roasting and trading companies have joined a pre-competitive research initiative with the goal of progressively reducing pesticide usage in coffee farming. The initiative,...

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Coffee Pulp Dramatically Speeds Up Tropical Reforestation, Research Finds

New research has found that coffee pulp, a natural organic byproduct of post-harvest coffee processing, can exponentially speed up tropical forest recovery on previously deforested lands. Researchers from the...

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Amal Yemen is Building a Movement for Yemeni Coffee and Culture

A growing number of coffee companies and volunteers have banded together to launch Amal Yemen, a consortium and event platform to promote Yemeni coffee and culture. Amal Yemen, which...

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Startup Roaster Coffee Shift Seeks to Boost Farmer Income with Blockchain

A new subscription coffee roasting company called Coffee Shift is using blockchain technology to send consumers’ money directly to the producers behind the coffee. The Bay Area-based startup views...

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Caravela Coffee Launches Coffee Compass for Farm Operations

Vertically oriented green coffee trading company Caravela Coffee has introduced El Compás del Café (Coffee Compass), a calendar wheel designed to help coffee growers with farm monitoring and maintenance...

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Swiss Coffee Traceability Startup Farmer Connect Secures $9 Million

Swiss agritech startup Farmer Connect (styled by the company as “farmer connect”) has secured a €7.5 million (US$9 million) Series A funding round. The investment was led by one...

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Column: It is Time for Transparency in Coffee to Go Both Ways

The concept of financial transparency in the coffee industry may have been unimaginable a generation ago, but it has evolved quickly both in professional discourse and in marketing. In...

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Andrea M. Johnson on Uplifting Jamaican Women in Coffee

An International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) national chapter since April 2019, Jamaican Women in Coffee (JAWiC) is working to assist and uplift Jamaican women coffee producers through education and...

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