Category: Sustainability

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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Scientists and Industry Convene for a Remarkable Tasting of Three Wild Coffee Species

Nearly one month ago, as the world looked forward to the end of what has been a mercilessly long year, a group of scientists and coffee experts gathered in the…

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Innovations at Origin: The Young Coffee Entrepreneurs of PROCAFE

After reading a Bloomberg story on cost of production and profitability for Guatemalan growers earlier this month, I was inspired to add to last year’s series of articles on...

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Sustainable Coffee Challenge Sets 2025 Climate and Labor Goals

With participation from many of the world’s largest coffee trading and roasting companies, the Sustainable Coffee Challenge has announced broad and ambitious climate- and labor-related goals towards making coffee...

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Nathalie Gabbay to Guide the Next Chapter of RGC Coffee

Nathalie Gabbay, a current member of the board of directors for the National Coffee Association and past two-term board member for the Specialty Coffee Association, has been appointed as...

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Keurig and Root Capital Announce Supply Chain Project with DFC Loan Guarantee

The nonprofit lender Root Capital and publicly traded coffee and beverage giant Keurig Dr Pepper today announced a partnership to support small-scale agricultural coffee businesses that have been negatively...

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Colombia-Based Promising Crops Pledges to Build a More Sustainable Coffee Sector

A team of coffee experts based in Colombia has reimagined, expanded and relaunched the coffee-producer-focused social enterprise Promising Crops with the goal of expanding sustainable agriculture and increasing market...

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US Women in Coffee (USWIC) Launches as Official IWCA US Chapter

The nonprofit International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has announced the addition of a United States chapter, the US Women In Coffee Association (USWIC). Officially the 27th chapter within the...

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Andrea Illy on Value Sharing and the 2020 Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award

Italian coffee roasting and retail giant Illycafé (styled by the company as illycafé) has given the fifth annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award to the Cocabel coffee growers cooperative...

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Join the Partnership for Gender Equity Fall Salon on Equitable Sourcing

It has been five years since the release of the Partnership for Gender Equity‘s (PGE) landmark report on gender equity in the coffee chain. This coming Wednesday, Dec. 2,...

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