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 […]

Roaster Matthew Algie to Lead Six-Figure Assistance Program in Eastern Uganda

Roaster Matthew Algie to Lead Six-Figure Assistance Program in Eastern Uganda

August 19, 2014 8:26 am

Scottish roasting company Matthew Algie has secured “six-figure” assistance to help coffee growers in the Mount Elgon region in Eastern Uganda, improving farming practices and creating […]

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 […]

Farmers to Cup: A New Kind of Cupping Program at the University of Hawaii

Farmers to Cup: A New Kind of Cupping Program at the University of Hawaii

August 8, 2014 8:37 am

As we recently reported, there is a lot going on in Hawaii on the farm level. Part of the reason for this is that Hawaii, […]

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

August 5, 2014 9:06 am

The Fair World Project has released an analysis of the trading and transparency practices of some of America’s leading roasters, with some surprising and potentially […]

Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

July 29, 2014 11:28 am

by Nora Burkey Direct trade, albeit a fuzzy concept, is generally regarded as a positive and socially responsible practice in today’s coffee industry. Buying directly cuts […]

Made in the USA: The State of the Hawaiian Coffee Industry

Made in the USA: The State of the Hawaiian Coffee Industry

July 25, 2014 12:33 pm

by Roast Magazine Editor Emily Puro When you think Kona, you probably think coffee. In many ways, it’s that rich reputation and long-standing tradition that […]

A Tour of Four Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farms

A Tour of Four Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farms

July 25, 2014 12:18 pm

by Roast Magazine Editor Emily Puro As part of the Hawaii Coffee Association’s (HCA) 19th Annual Conference and Trade Show, the public was invited to […]

The Debut of Roast & Roots: Connecting Hawaiian Coffee, Farming and Culture

The Debut of Roast & Roots: Connecting Hawaiian Coffee, Farming and Culture

July 25, 2014 12:17 pm

by Roast Magazine Editor Emily Puro This year’s Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) Conference and Trade Show saw the debut of a new event highlighting the […]

An Indelible Journey From Liverpool to the Heart of Yirgacheffe

An Indelible Journey From Liverpool to the Heart of Yirgacheffe

July 24, 2014 11:11 am

by Robert Leigh (Portions of this post come from Leigh’s latest novel, From Lime Street to Yirgacheffe: A True Story, of Sorts.) Eight months ago, […]