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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Bank Approves $30 Million for PNG Coffee Industry

World Bank Approves $30 Million for PNG Coffee Industry

March 4, 2014 9:26 am

The World Bank has approved an additional $30 million (USD) disbursement to a government-run program in Papua New Guinea to benefit the coffee and cocoa […]

Wolthers America and Dutch Douqué Group Join for Wolthers Douqué

Wolthers America and Dutch Douqué Group Join for Wolthers Douqué

February 17, 2014 11:11 am

Two longtime specialty green coffee buying and distribution companies are joining forces to expand their business operations in markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. […]