Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

March 2, 2015 3:00 pm

The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union, whose women-centered value chain development framework has proven successful in Western Uganda and beyond for more than a decade, is […]

NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from DRC

NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from DRC

February 25, 2015 12:06 pm

A group of NGOs with ties to the Democratic Republic of Congo coffee industry is planning a series events in the Kivu region this May to […]

Young Miami Roastery Relentless Representing Four Generations in Nicaraguan Coffee

Young Miami Roastery Relentless Representing Four Generations in Nicaraguan Coffee

February 24, 2015 5:02 pm

Vertical integration is an increasingly popular strategy among U.S. coffee companies, but rarely is it accomplished so naturally as in the case of one of South […]

Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

February 19, 2015 3:40 pm

A Chinese specialty coffee auction in January shattered all expectations and broke a world record for live auctions, with a winning lot fetching $189.32 USD per pound. The auction was […]

ME Swing and Pueblo a Pueblo: A Case Study in Charitable Collaboration

ME Swing and Pueblo a Pueblo: A Case Study in Charitable Collaboration

February 16, 2015 1:29 pm

Donate X amount per X sold for X cause. It’s a simple enough formula, even an intuitive one in the case of giving back to […]

Green Coffee Prices Hit 11-Month Low as Brazil Crop Reaches Crucial Stage

Green Coffee Prices Hit 11-Month Low as Brazil Crop Reaches Crucial Stage

February 11, 2015 11:24 am

Average prices for green coffee dropped to their lowest in nearly a year in January amid weather concerns in Brazil, according to the latest monthly […]

Kona Coffee Leaders Renew Push for Purity Standards and Packaging Disclosure

Kona Coffee Leaders Renew Push for Purity Standards and Packaging Disclosure

February 10, 2015 1:34 pm

Legislators and Hawaiian coffee growers have aggressively renewed efforts to rewrite labeling standards for Kona and other Hawaiian-grown coffees. The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is circulating a petition […]

Six Lenses on Gender in Specialty Coffee Production

Six Lenses on Gender in Specialty Coffee Production

February 10, 2015 11:29 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog It seems 2015 is shaping up to be the year of gender equity in specialty coffee production. CQI is […]

Tennessee Company Claims Promising Results in Guatemala for Nontoxic Rust Fungicide

Tennessee Company Claims Promising Results in Guatemala for Nontoxic Rust Fungicide

February 9, 2015 1:48 pm

In the ongoing fight against leaf rust, a young Tennessee company says it fast-tracked development of a nontoxic, organic fungicide, with preliminary testing on the […]

The World’s Most Bird-Friendly Coffee, in Ethiopia, and Why it is In Danger

The World’s Most Bird-Friendly Coffee, in Ethiopia, and Why it is In Danger

February 9, 2015 11:27 am

Ethiopian coffee grown under shade cover from native plant species is likely the most bird-friendly in the world, according to new research that underscores a need […]