How Beekeeping is Helping Farmers Cope with La Roya in the Guatemalan Coffeelands

How Beekeeping is Helping Farmers Cope with La Roya in the Guatemalan Coffeelands

August 27, 2014 3:17 pm

On a hot, humid Sunday morning, nine men and women beekeepers hiked the slopes of Lake Atitlán’s Volcán Tolimán in the highlands of Guatemala to […]

FEWS NET Predicts ‘Rapid Deterioration’ of Food Security for Coffee Workers

FEWS NET Predicts ‘Rapid Deterioration’ of Food Security for Coffee Workers

August 26, 2014 2:41 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in May, FEWS NET predicted that coffee leaf rust would create a food security Crisis in coffee-growing regions […]

Fraudulent Fillers in Coffee Revisited: The Coffee Fights Back

Fraudulent Fillers in Coffee Revisited: The Coffee Fights Back

August 26, 2014 8:41 am

Earlier this month, we reported on release by the American Chemical Society leading up to the group’s annual conference that suggested widespread use of filler ingredients […]

Monthly C-Market Report: July Forecasts Coffee Price Spike for August

Monthly C-Market Report: July Forecasts Coffee Price Spike for August

August 22, 2014 7:30 am

All signs are pointing to another dramatic spike in coffee prices this month as uncertainty surrounding Brazil’s current crop continues. According to the latest numbers […]

Colombia’s FNC Launches Innovative Climate-Monitoring Platform for Growers

Colombia’s FNC Launches Innovative Climate-Monitoring Platform for Growers

August 21, 2014 10:07 am

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) is rolling out a first-of-its-kind platform to be used by coffee growers looking to improve management practices and production […]

Roaster Matthew Algie to Lead Six-Figure Assistance Program in Eastern Uganda

Roaster Matthew Algie to Lead Six-Figure Assistance Program in Eastern Uganda

August 19, 2014 8:26 am

Scottish roasting company Matthew Algie has secured “six-figure” assistance to help coffee growers in the Mount Elgon region in Eastern Uganda, improving farming practices and creating […]

Malaysian Coffee Leaders To Debut Trade Show, Specialty Association

Malaysian Coffee Leaders To Debut Trade Show, Specialty Association

August 18, 2014 7:51 am

With both growing production and domestic consumption, coffee industry leaders in Malaysia are taking a big step in announcing the inaugural Café Malaysia 2015 trade show, […]

Producers to Blame for Fraudulent Fillers in Ground Coffees, Researchers Say

Producers to Blame for Fraudulent Fillers in Ground Coffees, Researchers Say

August 12, 2014 11:51 am

Diminishing production in key growing regions like Brazil is causing some producers to use fillers like corn, soy, wood, twigs and even chunks of earth, according […]

Farmers to Cup: A New Kind of Cupping Program at the University of Hawaii

Farmers to Cup: A New Kind of Cupping Program at the University of Hawaii

August 8, 2014 8:37 am

As we recently reported, there is a lot going on in Hawaii on the farm level. Part of the reason for this is that Hawaii, […]

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

August 5, 2014 9:06 am

The Fair World Project has released an analysis of the trading and transparency practices of some of America’s leading roasters, with some surprising and potentially […]