Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

January 20, 2015 11:50 am

Local sources in Nyeri, Kenya, are reporting that a group of armed thieves has stolen approximately 120 bags of top-grade parchment coffee from a mill in […]

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

January 16, 2015 8:10 am

In yet another effort to recharge Kenya’s coffee sector, the country’s agriculture ministry has unveiled a branding and direct marketing initiative using the label “Coffee […]

Generations of Reflection at the Finca Malacara Reunion in El Salvador

Generations of Reflection at the Finca Malacara Reunion in El Salvador

January 13, 2015 1:53 pm

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in September, I published this interview with my colleague Ivania, who was born as a landless worker on […]

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

January 9, 2015 10:05 am

The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Africa are launching a three-year program designed to empower and increase coffee ownership among female farmers in Kenya. The groups […]

Meet Kao Jai Coffee, Importing with Transparency from Thailand to Nashville

Meet Kao Jai Coffee, Importing with Transparency from Thailand to Nashville

December 31, 2014 12:09 pm

With no coffee industry experience, Kyle Ducharme and Megan Armstrong set out from Nashville to teach English in Northern Thailand in October 2013. While lesson […]

Collaboration and Education at Second Le Carnaval du Café in Paris

Collaboration and Education at Second Le Carnaval du Café in Paris

December 30, 2014 10:57 am

After a November postponement, Oslo, Norway-based green coffee importer The Collaborative Coffee Source is readying the return of Le Carnaval du Café to Paris January 25-27. […]

2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

December 26, 2014 7:23 am

As we mentioned in our year in review on supply sustainability, the trend toward traceability —whether originating at the roaster, retail, or import level — has […]

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

December 24, 2014 7:29 am

In many ways, 2014 has been a banner year for coffee traceability. This movement has been fueled by an industry that has elevated origin as […]

A Chat with Cup of Excellence Co-Founder and True Coffee Pioneer Susie Spindler

A Chat with Cup of Excellence Co-Founder and True Coffee Pioneer Susie Spindler

December 23, 2014 8:07 am

Maybe it’s from breathing the fresh Rocky Mountain air of her Missoula, Mont., home, but Susie Spindler is something of a specialty coffee pioneer. Since […]

It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

December 19, 2014 12:32 pm

In 2011, Colombian coffee farmer and organizer Elias Roa met Oslo, Norway-based roaster and former World Barista Champion Tim Wendelboe with news that he’d just purchased […]