Proportion of Shade-Grown Coffee Down Nearly 20 Percent Since 1996, Researchers Say

Proportion of Shade-Grown Coffee Down Nearly 20 Percent Since 1996, Researchers Say

April 17, 2014 11:02 am

The proportion of shade-grown coffee globally has dropped by nearly 20 percent since 1996, threatening biodiversity and production sustainability throughout the world, according to new research […]

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

Big Names, New Gear and Nyeri Updates at Counter Culture’s Revamped ‘Pro Dev’ Series

April 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Counter Culture Coffee is introducing its revamped “Pro Dev” workshop and lecture series at each of its regional training centers, including fancy guests, brand new […]

Colombian Farmers Set April 28 Deadline for Protests, Harvest Should Continue

Colombian Farmers Set April 28 Deadline for Protests, Harvest Should Continue

April 16, 2014 4:08 pm

Coffee farmers in Colombia are preparing to protest beginning April 28, claiming that the government is not following through on the $444 million in subsidies […]

A Huge Step Forward for Fine Robusta. Is the Specialty Coffee Market Ready?

A Huge Step Forward for Fine Robusta. Is the Specialty Coffee Market Ready?

April 16, 2014 11:52 am

Long talked about for its potential in the growing specialty market, fine robusta is taking a big step forward with the Uganda-led development of a […]

Fairtrade International Introducing Awards Program for Producers and Buyers

Fairtrade International Introducing Awards Program for Producers and Buyers

April 15, 2014 11:16 am

Fairtrade International (FLO) is launching its first awards program to celebrate producers and traders throughout the world who “go the extra mile and achieve outstanding results […]

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

April 9, 2014 1:26 pm

The Wall Street Journal yesterday published a must-read story for anyone interested in the future of direct-trade relationships for premium coffees among growers, importers and […]

Nonprofits Banking on Beekeeping to Help Farmers in the Thin Months

Nonprofits Banking on Beekeeping to Help Farmers in the Thin Months

April 7, 2014 12:15 pm

Vermont-based Food 4 Farmers is working with the nonprofit investment fund Root Capital to set up smallholder coffee farmers in Guatemala with beekeeping operations. The […]

Startup Coffee Flour Hopes to Turn Processed Cherries Into Big Business

Startup Coffee Flour Hopes to Turn Processed Cherries Into Big Business

April 3, 2014 3:32 pm

A Seattle startup working with a pair of the world’s largest coffee companies is hoping to turn a product called Coffee Flour — milled from […]

Renowned Salvadoran Producer Aida Batlle Recognized as Super Good

Renowned Salvadoran Producer Aida Batlle Recognized as Super Good

April 3, 2014 1:08 pm

Fifth-generation Salvadoran producer Aida Batlle has been named in the fourth annual 2014 Good 100 list of worldwide leaders in “global citizenship,” shedding some light […]

“Connected by Coffee” Documentary to Make Screen Debut April 2

“Connected by Coffee” Documentary to Make Screen Debut April 2

March 27, 2014 10:59 am

“Connected by Coffee,” a new film that documents the human relationships between coffee farmers, buyers, roasters and consumers, is set to premier in Indianapolis on […]