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, […]

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 […]

Researchers in Taiwan Create Laboratory Kopi Luwak from Fecal Bacteria

Researchers in Taiwan Create Laboratory Kopi Luwak from Fecal Bacteria

April 28, 2015 10:44 am

After six years of development, researchers in Taiwan have created a laboratory version of kopi luwak coffee. A team inside the National Pingtung University of Technology and […]

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

April 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Arabica coffees will have to be grown at higher elevations in almost all the world’s producing regions to survive the projected effects of climate change […]

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

April 23, 2015 2:17 pm

One of the most attention-grabbing stories to come out of this month’s SCAA Event was the weeklong journey — by foot, car, plane and boat — of […]

Why Farmworkers? Why Brazil? Because They Are Hugely Important

Why Farmworkers? Why Brazil? Because They Are Hugely Important

April 21, 2015 11:56 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog For the second year in a row, SCAA Executive Director Ric Rhinehart included specific reference to farmworkers in his […]

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

April 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Coffee prices fell to a 14-month low in March, despite fewer shipments and increased estimates of global consumption, according to the latest monthly report from the […]