Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

November 24, 2014 10:19 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In this recent article in The Coffee Review, Ken Davids explores the idea of “the variety play,” which he […]

Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

November 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Growers and sellers in a region of Brazil’s Minas Gerais are organizing to promote the quality of their coffees, last week holding the first annual Mantiqueira […]

Coffee Prices Hit 2.5-Year High, While Brazilian Expert Skeptical About 2015/16 Crop

Coffee Prices Hit 2.5-Year High, While Brazilian Expert Skeptical About 2015/16 Crop

November 17, 2014 9:24 am

The average price of coffee worldwide reached its highest in more than two-and-a-half years in October, with weather conditions in Brazil continuing to affect commodity […]

Pachamama Coffee Hopes to Go Fully Vertical with New CoffeeCSA Roaster

Pachamama Coffee Hopes to Go Fully Vertical with New CoffeeCSA Roaster

November 14, 2014 7:49 am

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a farmer-owned, farmer-governed cooperative with a U.S. base in Sacramento, is hoping to further integrate its operations vertically by adding a 15k […]

Opinion Letter from Colombia’s FNC on the Emerging Institutional Uncertainty

Opinion Letter from Colombia’s FNC on the Emerging Institutional Uncertainty

November 13, 2014 11:39 am

A reasonably contentious situation has emerged in the Colombian coffee sector, following a leaked Presidential commission report that suggested the need for widespread reforms among […]

Leaked Presidential Report Suggests Widespread Reforms in Colombian Coffee

Leaked Presidential Report Suggests Widespread Reforms in Colombian Coffee

October 24, 2014 12:15 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In an interview last week, SCAA Executive Director Ric Rhinehart held up Colombia as a shining example of a […]

Monthly C-Market Report: 2014 Could End Up a ‘Reasonably Balanced’ Market

Monthly C-Market Report: 2014 Could End Up a ‘Reasonably Balanced’ Market

October 22, 2014 11:00 am

Crop year 2013/14 is now finished in all exporting countries, and despite a year’s worth of speculation and persistent price volatility, total global production is […]

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

October 20, 2014 1:33 pm

The department (state) of Cauca, Colombia, is home to one of Colombia’s largest native American populations, the Paez people, and it also happens to be […]

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 […]

World-Class Graders Gather at Intelligentsia HQ for Colombia Sensory Trial

World-Class Graders Gather at Intelligentsia HQ for Colombia Sensory Trial

October 8, 2014 7:00 am

A week ago, some of the biggest names in coffee sourcing gathered at the Intelligentsia Coffee headquarters in Chicago to begin a quality analysis process that […]