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Recent drought conditions have affected young coffee plants, disturbing 2021 production potential. Photo by Guy Carvalho. Every year around mid-September, with about 90% of the Brazilian coffee harvest completed, traders, roasters, speculators and financial actors all over the world start to think about projections for the next season.  As the world’s largest coffee producer for
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The fifth Colombia Land of Diversity specialty green coffee auction is taking place online on Thursday, Oct. 29. A program of Colombia’s Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (FNC) with support from USAID, the countrywide coffee competition and auction program is designed to highlight the broad array of high-end Colombian arabica coffees, celebrate growers, and build market
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Global green coffee trading company Olam Coffee has announced a broad new set of sustainability goals towards improved farmer livelihoods, youth education and reduced negative environmental impacts. The company is calling the sustainability initiative LENS, and it has set a target date of 2025 for various specific sustainability goals, including: 200,000 coffee farmer households benefitting
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Newly appointed Caravela Coffee North America Managing Director Carlos de Valdenebro (left). Courtesy photo. Latin American green coffee trading company Caravela Coffee is expanding its presence in the United States with the appointment of Carlos de Valdenebro into the new position of North American managing director. The 20-year-old B-Corp-certified company is also planning to relocate
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The first coffee in the Department of Brewology line, from La Perla Del Cafe Micro Mill – Finca Flor Del Café. Courtesy image. Austin, Texas-based coffee apparel maker Department of Brewology is for the first time delving into selling beans while offering a fresh vision towards two-way transparency in roaster-producer partnerships. The “Filter Coffee Not
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Laty Keopiensy prepares a Jing Jhai pourover at the opening of Kafelao, a new specialty cafe in Vientianie, Laos, in February 2020. Photo by Timothy D. May/Winrock International. “…A lot of cranberry…orange blossom, very plummy…really great raspberry, jackfruit…strawberry cream yeah! …honey-orchard-oolong-melon-almond-sugar cookie…dark chocolate notes…nice sweet vanilla…lower tones of nuts, nuttiness…” Coming in rapid succession, these
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An view of the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s on-campus center for innovation and the home of the Coffee Equity Lab. (Credit: Vanderbilt University/Steve Green) A new coffee-focused academic lecture and workshop series led by Vanderbilt University innovation center The Wond’ry is kicking off this week as part of the new Coffee Equity Lab. The three-part speaker
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A screenshot of the catalogue for the first Singapore Microlot Coffee Auction onlime. See link below for details. The Singapore Coffee Association is planning to launch the first ever Singapore Microlot Specialty Coffee Auction, making dozens of individual coffee lots available to international buyers online on Thursday, Oct 1. Conducted in partnership with Singapore’s largest
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The recently released Specialty Coffee Association Coffee Systems Map, which is currently available through the SCA store. SCA photo. When I saw the SCA Coffee Systems Map (published in June 2020), I immediately thought it could be a useful tool for business and human resources of any coffee-related company anywhere in the world. Especially with the
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IACO/OCO/CABI press photo. Three international nonprofits with interests in the coffee sector throughout the African continent have teamed up for an estimated €12 million (approximately $14.2 million USD, as of this writing) plan to alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year intervention program focused on 11 coffee-producing countries is being led by the
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All images courtesy of Genuine Origin. Online green coffee seller Genuine Origin has expanded its women-producer-focused La Morena program, which has grown each year since its inception in 2016. This season the United States-based importer is partnering with the Wakimi Foundation, a nonprofit that works to empower women artisans in rural Guatemala by connecting their
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Nearly three years after category 5 Hurricane Maria ripped through the island of Puerto Rico, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a $2.6 million investment to help revive the territory’s agriculture sector. Moving through the Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience of Puerto Rico (COR3), $1.4 million of that money
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The Primavera team with some farmer partners, pre-pandemic. Images courtesy of Primavera Coffee. Guatemalan coffee specialist Primavera Coffee has launched a temporary relief fund to assist coffee producers suffering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coffee trading company says the fund grew out of a video interview series with coffee farmers from
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Frinj Coffee press photo. California-based coffee breeding and production company Frinj Coffee is engaging in two  land use partnerships that should shed light on coffee’s potential as a regenerative agriculture crop. The Santa Barbara County-based company, which grew out of the decades-old Good Land Organics farm, now maintains coffee cultivation arrangements with dozens of farms
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Nespresso press photo. As part of its sustainability-focused, multimillion-dollar Reviving Origins program, Nestlé-owned Nespresso has announced a long-term program to help boost the coffee sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Along with the announcement, Nespresso has launched its first DRC coffee in the United States, a limited-availability Eastern DRC arabica offering called Kahawa
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