Category: transparency

Coffee Economics with Karl: Forms of Coffee, Regional Transparency and Intermediaries

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve checked in with Karl Wienhold of the Colombian green coffee trading company Cedro Alto on his coffee economics series. The series is...

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Dutch Importer Trabocca and Fairfood Push for Coffee Trade Transparency with Trace

Along with a coffee-trading partner in Ethiopia, two Dutch organizations have further pushed the envelope of coffee supply chain transparency through a new platform called Trace. Created by the...

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What is Coffee’s Farmgate Price, Really?

Along with FOB, which stands for “free on board,” the “farmgate” price (or “farm gate” price) has been the most frequently used term to describe prices paid by buyers...

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MarginalisedFarmers.Org Connects Consumers to Beans Grown On Farms in Need

Coffee roasting and retail companies often take pride in sourcing green coffee directly from farmers, skipping intermediaries and paying responsible prices straight into the pockets of producers. Yet for...

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‘Working Towards Transparency’ This Week at The Crown in Oakland

It’s not a great sign for specialty coffee roasters — or consumers, for that matter — when importing businesses are issuing warnings like this: Without a dramatic restructuring of...

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Behind the Big Bang of Barista Wage Transparency

At least 18 cities or regions in the United States now have living, breathing wage transparency documents for baristas, detailing metrics such barista pay, types and levels of benefits,...

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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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Big Thoughts Abound in ‘A Little Podcast About Price Transparency’

Two of the biggest minds around the specialty coffee industry have tackled one of coffee’s most complicated, misunderstood and timely topics in a new miniseries called “A Little Podcast...

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