Counter Culture Buyers Ionescu and Hill on a ‘Coalescing’ Direct-Trade Philosophy

Counter Culture Buyers Ionescu and Hill on a ‘Coalescing’ Direct-Trade Philosophy

April 18, 2014 10:37 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Last week, I told the market here that if it wants meticulous selection, conservation of heirloom cultivars and improved cup quality, […]

Proportion of Shade-Grown Coffee Down Nearly 20 Percent Since 1996, Researchers Say

Proportion of Shade-Grown Coffee Down Nearly 20 Percent Since 1996, Researchers Say

April 17, 2014 11:02 am

The proportion of shade-grown coffee globally has dropped by nearly 20 percent since 1996, threatening biodiversity and production sustainability throughout the world, according to new research […]

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 […]

Nonprofits Banking on Beekeeping to Help Farmers in the Thin Months

Nonprofits Banking on Beekeeping to Help Farmers in the Thin Months

April 7, 2014 12:15 pm

Vermont-based Food 4 Farmers is working with the nonprofit investment fund Root Capital to set up smallholder coffee farmers in Guatemala with beekeeping operations. The […]

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 […]

Renowned Salvadoran Producer Aida Batlle Recognized as Super Good

Renowned Salvadoran Producer Aida Batlle Recognized as Super Good

April 3, 2014 1:08 pm

Fifth-generation Salvadoran producer Aida Batlle has been named in the fourth annual 2014 Good 100 list of worldwide leaders in “global citizenship,” shedding some light […]

“Connected by Coffee” Documentary to Make Screen Debut April 2

“Connected by Coffee” Documentary to Make Screen Debut April 2

March 27, 2014 10:59 am

“Connected by Coffee,” a new film that documents the human relationships between coffee farmers, buyers, roasters and consumers, is set to premier in Indianapolis on […]

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 […]