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The Corinthian House building in Croydon, south of London, England, home to the offices of Complete Coffee Limited. Corinthian House promotional photo. Vertically integrated Swiss green coffee trading company Sucafina has acquired a majority stake in UK trader Complete Coffee Limited (CCL), furthering its global expansion efforts. The move, in which CCL’s Breminer family will
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Coffee production at the Ngila Estate in Northern Tanzania. Photo courtesy of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence. The nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Tanzania-based Ngorongoro Coffee Group have announced that 27 green coffees scoring between 85.31 and 90.31 points are heading to online auction on Tuesday, Feb. 2. ACE is currently selling $25
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Last year at this time, we declared that “the business of coffee sustainability surged in 2019.” You could argue that sustainability throughout the coffee sector took a step backwards in 2020 as actors large and small, public and private, pulled back to protect their own interests and stay afloat by whatever means possible. You could
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While the medical and political sciences were not lacking for content in 2020, coffee science continued its rigorous forward march, with new findings related to coffee plant health and genetics, consumer perceptions, sensory perceptions, brewing chemistry, human health, and more. Here is a look back at some of our top stories on the science of
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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 the world’s first sustainable agricultural project. Specifically, the group announced a goal of removing 1.5 gigatons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 through increasing sustainable production
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Daily Coffee News photo. 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 affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year program, called the Partnership for Sustainable Supply Chains, involves a $35 million loan guarantee from
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Photo by Lucía Bawot, courtesy of Promising Crops. 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 access among rural communities. Promising Crops Founder Olga L. Cuéllar G. said the expansion of the development and
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Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown Led by zeitgeisty processing methods such as anaerobic fermentation or carbonic maceration, new ways of developing flavor and removing fruit from coffee seeds seem to be emerging every day. Even relatively straightforward terms like “fully washed” or “natural” don’t fully convey exactly what’s happening when a coffee producer
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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 IWCA’s global network — which predominantly comprises chapters in traditional coffee-producing countries — USWIC pledges to further promote the IWCA’s global mission to connect and empower
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Illycafé representatives, including Andrea and Anna Illy (front, center), along with model and 2020 online awards program host Arizona Muse (left). Press photo. 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 (Cooperativa Cocabel) in
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Ugandan Ambassador and new Inter-African Coffee Organization Secretary General Solomon Rutega. Uganda Coffee Development Authority photo. Longtime Ugandan coffee sector leader Solomon Rutega has been elected to the top executive position in the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO), replacing fellow Ugandan Fredrick Kawuma, who held the position for eight years. Rutega was a key figure in
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Photo by Simon Bager. Coffee companies all over the world appear to be split somewhat evenly into three groups when it comes to addressing sustainability challenges. According to recently published research, about one third of coffee companies can demonstrate tangible commitments to sustainability; one third are weak or passive participants in sustainability efforts; and the
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Satellite imagery from NASA shows Hurricane Eta just before landfall in Northeastern Nicaragua on Nov. 3. Hurricane Iota followed two weeks later. Early official government estimates suggest that more than 10,000 hectares (about 25,000 acres) of coffee farmland have been completely or partially damaged in Honduras and Nicaragua alone due to the recent hurricanes Eta
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The Anticonquista Café mobile setup. All images courtesy of Anticonquista Café. A new vertically integrated “cultivo-to-cup” coffee company called Anticonquista Café has conquered numerous formidable challenges to finally launch in Chicago this month. Owned and operated by married couple Elmer Fajardo Pacheco and Lauren Reese, Anticonquista exports, imports and roasts coffees grown on Pacheco’s family
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Coffee growing in China’s southern Yunnan Province. All images courtesy of Sucafina. Swiss green coffee trading group Sucafina has announced it has established a new coffee company in China, in partnership with Chinese metals trading and logistics company Depond. In an announcement today, Sucafina said the new company, Sucafina (Yunnan) Co. Ltd., will work directly
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Semana Internacional do Café image. As the world’s largest coffee-producing country for more than a century and the world’s second-largest coffee consumer by total volume, Brazil also happens to host one of the largest professional coffee gatherings in the world, the Semana Internacional do Café (SIC), a.k.a. the Brazil International Coffee Week. Unfortunately, as the
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Hawaiian coffee plants showing signs of coffee leaf rust (CLR). Hawaii Board of Agriculture photo. The production-killing plant disease known as coffee leaf rust (CLR) has been discovered on the Big Island of Hawaii, the state’s largest coffee-producing island. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Identification Services confirmed the presence of the fungal disease, officially
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