A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

October 16, 2014 12:01 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog   Last week I participated in Let’s Talk Coffee, importer Sustainable Harvest’s annual value chain event, for the fifth […]

USAID Awards $10 Million to Fight Food Insecurity in Leaf Rust Regions

USAID Awards $10 Million to Fight Food Insecurity in Leaf Rust Regions

October 8, 2014 1:02 pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a $10 million assistance investment expected to help some 220,000 people affected by drought and coffee […]

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 […]

Born Into Coffee: Observations from a Third-Generation Colona in El Salvador

Born Into Coffee: Observations from a Third-Generation Colona in El Salvador

October 2, 2014 6:52 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog It was late 2008 when I first came into contact with this amazing story surrounding three generations of determined women […]

Catracha Coffee Launching Quality Improvement Program in Santa Elena, Honduras

Catracha Coffee Launching Quality Improvement Program in Santa Elena, Honduras

September 26, 2014 7:40 am

Catracha Coffee, the 3-year-old green coffee buying and profit-sharing company founded by Honduran-American Mayra Orellana-Powell, is launching the Catracha Quality Project. The quality-focused initiative is designed […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Reaches Highest Composite Price Since May

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Reaches Highest Composite Price Since May

September 18, 2014 7:49 am

The commodity coffee market continued to be volatile in August, while rising arabica prices caused the composite price of all coffees to reach its highest […]

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 […]

Video: Inside the Operations of Aida Batlle and J. Hill in El Salvador

Video: Inside the Operations of Aida Batlle and J. Hill in El Salvador

September 8, 2014 7:55 am

It was about this time last year when a small film crew decided to take a Western tour of some of the country’s leading roasters […]

Meet The Chain Collaborative: Organizing Relationships Between Industry and Origin

Meet The Chain Collaborative: Organizing Relationships Between Industry and Origin

September 1, 2014 9:15 am

Despite what may be the best intentions of both parties, a natural gap in communication often exists between U.S. coffee companies and nonprofits, NGOs and […]