Do the Copyright Thing: Your Use of Origin Images to Sell Coffee May Be Unlawful

Do the Copyright Thing: Your Use of Origin Images to Sell Coffee May Be Unlawful

October 21, 2014 3:32 pm

You’ve seen it countless times on bags, coffee shop walls and on coffee company websites: The image of a farmer picking ripe coffee cherries, designed to […]

U.S. Importer/Roasters Lead Effort to Save Antigua’s Finca El Valle

U.S. Importer/Roasters Lead Effort to Save Antigua’s Finca El Valle

October 21, 2014 12:18 pm

Three U.S. coffee companies are kickstarting an effort to raise $20,000 for Finca El Valle, an 85-acre farm in Antigua, Guatemala, that has struggled to […]

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

October 20, 2014 1:33 pm

The department (state) of Cauca, Colombia, is home to one of Colombia’s largest native American populations, the Paez people, and it also happens to be […]

A History of Cafe Imports’ Barista Origin Trip and What It’s Like to Be a Fly on the Wall

A History of Cafe Imports’ Barista Origin Trip and What It’s Like to Be a Fly on the Wall

October 20, 2014 12:06 pm

As some of the best baristas from San Antonio to St. Paul take the competition stage early next month at the US Coffee Championships Big […]

Looking Back at Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama (Photo Gallery)

Looking Back at Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama (Photo Gallery)

October 16, 2014 12:39 pm

The 12th Let’s Talk Coffee, the supply-focused event put forth by Sustainable Harvest, came and went last week in Panama. Roast Magazine was proud to […]

A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

October 16, 2014 12:01 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog   Last week I participated in Let’s Talk Coffee, importer Sustainable Harvest’s annual value chain event, for the fifth […]

Certifiers Shutting Out Producers Using Caged Civets for Kopi Luwak

Certifiers Shutting Out Producers Using Caged Civets for Kopi Luwak

October 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Multiple leading certification agencies have stepped up their standards to explicitly eliminate coffees produced from the used of caged civets (a.k.a. kopi luwak coffee). Amsterdam-based […]

USAID Awards $10 Million to Fight Food Insecurity in Leaf Rust Regions

USAID Awards $10 Million to Fight Food Insecurity in Leaf Rust Regions

October 8, 2014 1:02 pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a $10 million assistance investment expected to help some 220,000 people affected by drought and coffee […]

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

October 6, 2014 12:52 am

Since the International Coffee Organization published a monumental report earlier this year on the market history of coffee throughout the world, we have been extracting […]

Born Into Coffee: Observations from a Third-Generation Colona in El Salvador

Born Into Coffee: Observations from a Third-Generation Colona in El Salvador

October 2, 2014 6:52 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog It was late 2008 when I first came into contact with this amazing story surrounding three generations of determined women […]