2014 Coffee Fest National Winners and The Making of “America’s Best Espresso”

2014 Coffee Fest National Winners and The Making of “America’s Best Espresso”

October 31, 2014 1:09 pm

Coffee Fest held its final show of the year this month in Portland, including the national competitions for its three flagship events: America’s Best Coffeehouse […]

The Nordic Approach to Coffee Processing (with video)

The Nordic Approach to Coffee Processing (with video)

October 30, 2014 11:25 am

There is an old saying, “The devil is in the details.” In the case of Nordic Approach, the green coffee importing company founded by Tim […]

26 Roasters From 15 States Announced as Good Food Awards Finalists

26 Roasters From 15 States Announced as Good Food Awards Finalists

October 22, 2014 4:30 pm

The Good Food Awards, now in its 5th year as a leading awards program that places equal emphasis on quality and responsible food sourcing, recently […]

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

October 6, 2014 12:52 am

Since the International Coffee Organization published a monumental report earlier this year on the market history of coffee throughout the world, we have been extracting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fraudulent Fillers in Coffee Revisited: The Coffee Fights Back

Fraudulent Fillers in Coffee Revisited: The Coffee Fights Back

August 26, 2014 8:41 am

Earlier this month, we reported on release by the American Chemical Society leading up to the group’s annual conference that suggested widespread use of filler ingredients […]