Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Reaches Highest Composite Price Since May

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Reaches Highest Composite Price Since May

September 18, 2014 7:49 am

The commodity coffee market continued to be volatile in August, while rising arabica prices caused the composite price of all coffees to reach its highest […]

Collaborative Coffee Source to Host Second Le Carnaval du Café in Paris

Collaborative Coffee Source to Host Second Le Carnaval du Café in Paris

September 16, 2014 12:42 pm

Oslo, Norway-based green coffee importer The Collaborative Coffee Source has announced the return of Le Carnaval du Café (LCDC) to Paris, Nov. 4-6 in Paris. The […]

Coffee’s ‘Hidden Worlds’ Revealed in These Amazing Microscopy Images

Coffee’s ‘Hidden Worlds’ Revealed in These Amazing Microscopy Images

September 16, 2014 9:50 am

Nestle has released a series of science-psychedelia images showing coffee and a number of its common additives and condiments on a particle scale. The electron-scanning […]

Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

September 15, 2014 11:03 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in February, Root Capital released a white paper on social and environmental performance management, the inaugural publication in a […]

Video: Inside the Operations of Aida Batlle and J. Hill in El Salvador

Video: Inside the Operations of Aida Batlle and J. Hill in El Salvador

September 8, 2014 7:55 am

It was about this time last year when a small film crew decided to take a Western tour of some of the country’s leading roasters […]

This Genome Sequencing Could Be a Turning Point for Genetic Modification of Coffee

This Genome Sequencing Could Be a Turning Point for Genetic Modification of Coffee

September 5, 2014 10:53 am

An international team of scientists say they have discovered a kind of genetic roadmap that may help increase our collective understanding of caffeine, explain flavor […]

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

September 4, 2014 1:05 pm

by Nora Burkey There has been plenty written lately, here and elsewhere, on the positive impact of coffee certifications. Conversely, much has been written about […]

Meet The Chain Collaborative: Organizing Relationships Between Industry and Origin

Meet The Chain Collaborative: Organizing Relationships Between Industry and Origin

September 1, 2014 9:15 am

Despite what may be the best intentions of both parties, a natural gap in communication often exists between U.S. coffee companies and nonprofits, NGOs and […]

Nespresso Says It Will Invest $554 Million In Sustainability Over Next Six Years

Nespresso Says It Will Invest $554 Million In Sustainability Over Next Six Years

August 28, 2014 9:05 am

Nespresso yesterday announced plans to invest 500 million Swiss francs ($554 million USD) in sustainability initiatives over the next six years. Nespresso owner Nestle stopped […]

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 […]