A Discussion with Five Women Shaping Sustainability in the Coffee Industry

A Discussion with Five Women Shaping Sustainability in the Coffee Industry

April 28, 2015 11:26 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Earlier this month, I was scheduled to facilitate a panel at the SCAA Event titled, “Sustainability in Practice.” It was to […]

Rainforest Alliance Coffee Certification May Soon Not Actually Require Shade Cover

Rainforest Alliance Coffee Certification May Soon Not Actually Require Shade Cover

April 28, 2015 9:35 am

by Julie Craves of Coffee & Conservation The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) is revising the standards used for Rainforest Alliance certification, as part of a review process […]

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 […]

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

April 23, 2015 2:17 pm

One of the most attention-grabbing stories to come out of this month’s SCAA Event was the weeklong journey — by foot, car, plane and boat — of […]

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 […]

This Retail Price Index for High-End Roasted Coffee is Incredibly Interesting

This Retail Price Index for High-End Roasted Coffee is Incredibly Interesting

April 16, 2015 4:20 pm

A team at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has been putting together a retail price index for largely directly traded, single-origin roasted coffees in the […]

Feeling Sustainability Despair? Embrace This Uncomfortable Word

Feeling Sustainability Despair? Embrace This Uncomfortable Word

April 14, 2015 11:33 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog It’s a word that makes many people in coffee uncomfortable: Policy. Ric Rhinehart spoke during Sustainable Harvest‘s 2014 Let’s Talk […]

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 […]

A Photo Journey to Antioquia, Colombia, for the Third Annual Best Cup

A Photo Journey to Antioquia, Colombia, for the Third Annual Best Cup

April 9, 2015 7:22 am

In February, I attended the third annual Antioquia’s Best Cup, a government-sponsored event showcasing the region’s finest coffee. The event is a symbol of Antioquia’s […]