Catracha Coffee Launching Quality Improvement Program in Santa Elena, Honduras

Catracha Coffee Launching Quality Improvement Program in Santa Elena, Honduras

September 26, 2014 7:40 am

Catracha Coffee, the 3-year-old green coffee buying and profit-sharing company founded by Honduran-American Mayra Orellana-Powell, is launching the Catracha Quality Project. The quality-focused initiative is designed […]

Understanding the Restrictive Concept of ‘Women’s Work’ In Coffee Production

Understanding the Restrictive Concept of ‘Women’s Work’ In Coffee Production

September 25, 2014 8:48 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Last week Root Capital published this issue brief on gender lens investing in the coffeelands. I posted some reflections […]

Public-Private Partnerships Failing Smallholders (See Nyeri), Says Fairtrade Foundation

Public-Private Partnerships Failing Smallholders (See Nyeri), Says Fairtrade Foundation

September 23, 2014 11:51 am

Smallholder farmers have been under-represented or ignored in public-private partnerships (PPPs), causing some PPPs to further aggravate the social and economic disparities they were intended […]

Saudi Billionaire-Owned Company to Invest $500 Million In Ethiopian Coffee

Saudi Billionaire-Owned Company to Invest $500 Million In Ethiopian Coffee

September 22, 2014 11:05 am

Horizon Plantations Plc., the agriculture company majority-owned by Saudi billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, plans to invest some $500 million USD mostly in Ethiopian coffee projects over the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]