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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FEWS NET Predicts ‘Rapid Deterioration’ of Food Security for Coffee Workers

FEWS NET Predicts ‘Rapid Deterioration’ of Food Security for Coffee Workers

August 26, 2014 2:41 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in May, FEWS NET predicted that coffee leaf rust would create a food security Crisis in coffee-growing regions […]

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 […]

Monthly C-Market Report: July Forecasts Coffee Price Spike for August

Monthly C-Market Report: July Forecasts Coffee Price Spike for August

August 22, 2014 7:30 am

All signs are pointing to another dramatic spike in coffee prices this month as uncertainty surrounding Brazil’s current crop continues. According to the latest numbers […]

Colombia’s FNC Launches Innovative Climate-Monitoring Platform for Growers

Colombia’s FNC Launches Innovative Climate-Monitoring Platform for Growers

August 21, 2014 10:07 am

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) is rolling out a first-of-its-kind platform to be used by coffee growers looking to improve management practices and production […]

Producers to Blame for Fraudulent Fillers in Ground Coffees, Researchers Say

Producers to Blame for Fraudulent Fillers in Ground Coffees, Researchers Say

August 12, 2014 11:51 am

Diminishing production in key growing regions like Brazil is causing some producers to use fillers like corn, soy, wood, twigs and even chunks of earth, according […]

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

July 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Coffee, with a capital C, is a fragile organism. Its supply is essential to the billions of people depending on it in their cups, as […]