Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

January 30, 2015 7:28 am

Twenty three lots received the Cup of Excellence designation at the recent Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence competition in Araxá, where the records for the […]

Brazilian Researchers Discover Coffee Fragments with Morphine-Like Effects

Brazilian Researchers Discover Coffee Fragments with Morphine-Like Effects

January 26, 2015 3:52 pm

  Brazilian researchers say they have identified previously unknown protein fragments in coffee that have similar sedative effects to morphine. The fragments, labeled as opioid peptides, […]

Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

January 20, 2015 11:50 am

Local sources in Nyeri, Kenya, are reporting that a group of armed thieves has stolen approximately 120 bags of top-grade parchment coffee from a mill in […]

Kopi Luwak vs. Geisha at Temple Coffee’s Most Controversial Cupping

Kopi Luwak vs. Geisha at Temple Coffee’s Most Controversial Cupping

January 19, 2015 10:46 am

On January 9, venerable Sacramento roaster/retailer Temple Coffee tweeted about a “controversial cupping.” One of our more interesting, and definitely most controversial public cupping will […]

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

January 16, 2015 8:10 am

In yet another effort to recharge Kenya’s coffee sector, the country’s agriculture ministry has unveiled a branding and direct marketing initiative using the label “Coffee […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

January 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Coffee prices worldwide reached their lowest since February 2014, largely driven by improved expectations for Brazil’s 2015/16 crop, according to the December monthly report from […]

Generations of Reflection at the Finca Malacara Reunion in El Salvador

Generations of Reflection at the Finca Malacara Reunion in El Salvador

January 13, 2015 1:53 pm

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in September, I published this interview with my colleague Ivania, who was born as a landless worker on […]

Ethiopia and Kenya Coffees Dominate 2015 Good Food Awards List

Ethiopia and Kenya Coffees Dominate 2015 Good Food Awards List

January 9, 2015 12:02 pm

The 5th Annual Good Food Awards Ceremony took place last night in San Francisco, honoring coffee roasters alongside craft producers in categories such as beer, cheese, spirits, […]

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

January 9, 2015 10:05 am

The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Africa are launching a three-year program designed to empower and increase coffee ownership among female farmers in Kenya. The groups […]

Meet Kao Jai Coffee, Importing with Transparency from Thailand to Nashville

Meet Kao Jai Coffee, Importing with Transparency from Thailand to Nashville

December 31, 2014 12:09 pm

With no coffee industry experience, Kyle Ducharme and Megan Armstrong set out from Nashville to teach English in Northern Thailand in October 2013. While lesson […]