Fairtrade International Introducing Awards Program for Producers and Buyers

Fairtrade International Introducing Awards Program for Producers and Buyers

April 15, 2014 11:16 am

Fairtrade International (FLO) is launching its first awards program to celebrate producers and traders throughout the world who “go the extra mile and achieve outstanding results […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Extreme Volatility Amid Brazil Uncertainty

Monthly C-Market Report: Extreme Volatility Amid Brazil Uncertainty

April 14, 2014 11:30 am

Uncertainly regarding the current harvest in Brazil created unprecedented volatility in global coffee prices throughout March 2014, according to the latest report from the International […]

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

April 9, 2014 1:26 pm

The Wall Street Journal yesterday published a must-read story for anyone interested in the future of direct-trade relationships for premium coffees among growers, importers and […]

Startup Coffee Flour Hopes to Turn Processed Cherries Into Big Business

Startup Coffee Flour Hopes to Turn Processed Cherries Into Big Business

April 3, 2014 3:32 pm

A Seattle startup working with a pair of the world’s largest coffee companies is hoping to turn a product called Coffee Flour — milled from […]

4C Certifications Triple in 2012-13, Code Revisions Coming in 2014

4C Certifications Triple in 2012-13, Code Revisions Coming in 2014

March 24, 2014 10:22 am

The 4C Association, one of the world’s largest third-party coffee certifiers, says the amount of 4C-certified coffee tripled during the 2012-13 period, up to 7.5 […]

Ignore the Headlines: Some Perspective on Recent Coffee Market Volatility

Ignore the Headlines: Some Perspective on Recent Coffee Market Volatility

March 17, 2014 12:45 pm

February 2014 saw coffee prices worldwide shoot up after widespread concern about the 2014/15 crop from Brazil, by far the world’s largest coffee producer, which […]

Timothy Chapdelaine to Lead Specialty Importer Trabocca’s North American Efforts

Timothy Chapdelaine to Lead Specialty Importer Trabocca’s North American Efforts

March 17, 2014 10:39 am

Dutch green coffee importer Trabocca has announced plans to expand its client base in North America, hiring former V.P. of sales at Café Imports Timothy Chapdelaine as […]

Revisions Could Relax Rainforest Alliance Coffee Standards

Revisions Could Relax Rainforest Alliance Coffee Standards

March 10, 2014 11:07 am

The standards used for Rainforest Alliance certification are currently being revised to be more generic and less restrictive to smallholder farmers. The standards are maintained […]

From the ‘Rape Capital of the World,’ A Story of Coffee and Hope

From the ‘Rape Capital of the World,’ A Story of Coffee and Hope

February 19, 2014 2:49 pm

I’ve been captured by the allure of one of the last standing bastions of potential for specialty coffee production left in the world. For that […]

UK-Based Twin Wins SCAA Sustainability Award for Congo Program

UK-Based Twin Wins SCAA Sustainability Award for Congo Program

February 19, 2014 10:42 am

The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced the winner of its 2014 Sustainability Award: UK-based ethical trading organization Twin, for their project Congo Coffee […]