Coming Soon, the DRC’s First Ever Cupping Competition of Traceable Coffees

Coming Soon, the DRC’s First Ever Cupping Competition of Traceable Coffees

May 26, 2015 2:17 pm

Several nonprofits and NGOs are preparing for the first cupping competition of its kind of traceable coffees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Saveur du Kivu, which […]

Help Rebuild After Dozens Killed in Colombian Coffeelands Mudslide

Help Rebuild After Dozens Killed in Colombian Coffeelands Mudslide

May 26, 2015 10:31 am

The mudslide that ravaged the of town of Salgar in Colombia’s Antioquia District last week has taken the lives of dozens of smallholder coffee farmers […]

Goodbye to David Letterman with a Top Ten ‘Somethings’ in Coffee Sustainability

Goodbye to David Letterman with a Top Ten ‘Somethings’ in Coffee Sustainability

May 20, 2015 9:41 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Tonight is the last broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman.  In homage to his 33 years on […]

Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

May 19, 2015 9:54 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In 2013, Colombia was roiled by a series of strikes that started in the coffeelands but soon went national.  […]

Indonesian Coffee Ambassador Irvan Helmi and the Upcoming Ubud Food Festival

Indonesian Coffee Ambassador Irvan Helmi and the Upcoming Ubud Food Festival

May 18, 2015 10:54 am

A sibling event of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Bali Emerging Writers Festival, the Ubud Food Festival is coming to Ubud, Bali, June 5-7, […]

Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

May 15, 2015 7:55 am

During the opening ceremonies of the SCAA 2015 Event last month in Seattle, the company’s vice president of global coffee, Craig Russell, proudly announced the […]

Luis Muñoz Resigns from the FNC’s Top Elected Position

Luis Muñoz Resigns from the FNC’s Top Elected Position

May 14, 2015 10:46 am

After five years as the lead official for the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), Luis G. Muñoz yesterday announced his immediate resignation. The announcement came during […]

Coffee Prices Remain Relatively Low Following Record-High Brazil Exports

Coffee Prices Remain Relatively Low Following Record-High Brazil Exports

May 12, 2015 10:56 am

After five straight months of declines, green coffee prices increased a modest 1.6 percent in April, remaining relatively low, according to the latest monthly report […]

The Costs of Production and Why Buyers Might Want to Understand Them

The Costs of Production and Why Buyers Might Want to Understand Them

May 12, 2015 9:41 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog At The SCAA Event last month, Mark Lundy from CIAT presented the results of costs-of-production research we did together […]

A Discussion with Five Women Shaping Sustainability in the Coffee Industry

A Discussion with Five Women Shaping Sustainability in the Coffee Industry

April 28, 2015 11:26 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Earlier this month, I was scheduled to facilitate a panel at the SCAA Event titled, “Sustainability in Practice.” It was to […]