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 […]

World Coffee Research Director Tim Schilling Tells Us All About the Variety Intelligence Project

World Coffee Research Director Tim Schilling Tells Us All About the Variety Intelligence Project

July 15, 2014 1:09 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog I had the honor during this year’s SCAA Symposium of facilitating a panel discussion on the coffee leaf rust […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Prices Hit Lowest Point in Five Months

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Prices Hit Lowest Point in Five Months

July 14, 2014 1:34 pm

Despite uncertainty still surrounding the Brazilian crop currently being harvested, the average price of commodity coffees throughout the world dropped to its lowest level in five […]

Castillo vs. Caturra: The Gavel Has Sounded for the Colombia Sensory Trial

Castillo vs. Caturra: The Gavel Has Sounded for the Colombia Sensory Trial

July 14, 2014 11:54 am

Texas A&M-based World Coffee Research and Catholic Relief Services are embarking on a program with several leading U.S. roasters and buyers that will provide first-of-its kind […]

In Defense of Fair Trade: A Response to the Farmworker Problem

In Defense of Fair Trade: A Response to the Farmworker Problem

July 9, 2014 2:51 pm

(editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of posts published by Daily Coffee News responding to a report in May from researchers at […]

CONPES 3763 and the Future of the Colombian Coffee Industry

CONPES 3763 and the Future of the Colombian Coffee Industry

July 8, 2014 10:21 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog CONPES 3763 may sound like the name of a coffee variety, but it’s not. (It’s not a Star Wars […]

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

July 2, 2014 4:47 pm

Make no mistake, food scarcity among smallholders and hired farmworkers alike remains a serious issue throughout the coffeelands. Look no further than these recent headlines: Food Gaps […]

How Former Competitors Andy Sprenger and Kapo Chiu Became World-Class Collaborators

How Former Competitors Andy Sprenger and Kapo Chiu Became World-Class Collaborators

July 1, 2014 1:00 pm

The concept of relationships in coffee is a huge one, applying to any combination of people including farmers, importers, buyers, roasters and consumers. But the […]

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

June 30, 2014 1:01 pm

The international development organization Hivos is calling on the world’s top roasters by volume to increase sustainability efforts as climate change threatens long-term production capabilities in […]

2014/15 Global Coffee Production Estimates: A Region-by-Region Breakdown

2014/15 Global Coffee Production Estimates: A Region-by-Region Breakdown

June 24, 2014 1:12 pm

The United States Department of Agriculture has released its latest estimates for annual global coffee production, predicting a 1.5 million total drop to 147.8 million […]