Help Rebuild After Dozens Killed in Colombian Coffeelands Mudslide

Help Rebuild After Dozens Killed in Colombian Coffeelands Mudslide

May 26, 2015 10:31 am

The mudslide that ravaged the of town of Salgar in Colombia’s Antioquia District last week has taken the lives of dozens of smallholder coffee farmers […]

Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

May 19, 2015 9:54 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In 2013, Colombia was roiled by a series of strikes that started in the coffeelands but soon went national.  […]

Luis Muñoz Resigns from the FNC’s Top Elected Position

Luis Muñoz Resigns from the FNC’s Top Elected Position

May 14, 2015 10:46 am

After five years as the lead official for the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), Luis G. Muñoz yesterday announced his immediate resignation. The announcement came during […]

Coffee Prices Remain Relatively Low Following Record-High Brazil Exports

Coffee Prices Remain Relatively Low Following Record-High Brazil Exports

May 12, 2015 10:56 am

After five straight months of declines, green coffee prices increased a modest 1.6 percent in April, remaining relatively low, according to the latest monthly report […]

The Costs of Production and Why Buyers Might Want to Understand Them

The Costs of Production and Why Buyers Might Want to Understand Them

May 12, 2015 9:41 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog At The SCAA Event last month, Mark Lundy from CIAT presented the results of costs-of-production research we did together […]

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

April 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Arabica coffees will have to be grown at higher elevations in almost all the world’s producing regions to survive the projected effects of climate change […]

Why Farmworkers? Why Brazil? Because They Are Hugely Important

Why Farmworkers? Why Brazil? Because They Are Hugely Important

April 21, 2015 11:56 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog For the second year in a row, SCAA Executive Director Ric Rhinehart included specific reference to farmworkers in his […]

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

April 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Coffee prices fell to a 14-month low in March, despite fewer shipments and increased estimates of global consumption, according to the latest monthly report from the […]

Coffee Kids Programming Reviving with Neumann Foundation Partnership

Coffee Kids Programming Reviving with Neumann Foundation Partnership

April 14, 2015 10:08 am

Coffee Kids is alive. The 27-year-old nonprofit organization committed to improving the livelihoods among coffee farm community families in Latin America has signed a memorandum […]

Simple Question, Myriad Answers: Castillo or Caturra?

Simple Question, Myriad Answers: Castillo or Caturra?

April 10, 2015 11:42 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Two days ago, I had the honor to present the preliminary results of the Colombia Sensory Trial at the 2015 […]