Colombian Coffee Commission Publishes Final Recommendations for Industry Reforms

Colombian Coffee Commission Publishes Final Recommendations for Industry Reforms

March 31, 2015 7:49 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Colombia’s Coffee Commission has published its final recommendations for reforms to the country’s coffee sector. The Misión Cafetera released […]

Java Jog 2014: Where Did the Money Go?

Java Jog 2014: Where Did the Money Go?

March 27, 2015 11:45 am

Change can be difficult to perceive from 8,300 miles away, but the $35,000 raised at last year’s Java Jog for a Cause — held in conjunction […]

Four Women From Different Sides of Coffee Industry Talk Gender Equity

Four Women From Different Sides of Coffee Industry Talk Gender Equity

March 26, 2015 3:25 pm

It is not by chance or some sort of collective awakening of consciousness that many people working in the coffee industry have renewed or expanded […]

Chinese Leaders Plan to Create One of World’s Largest Coffee Exchange Centers

Chinese Leaders Plan to Create One of World’s Largest Coffee Exchange Centers

March 26, 2015 12:28 pm

Coffee leaders in China’s primary growing region, Yunnan Province, have plans to invest some $120 million USD, with the hope of establishing one of the […]

Meet the 23-Year-Old Behind the Farmer-Concerned Snack Brand Cherry Hero

Meet the 23-Year-Old Behind the Farmer-Concerned Snack Brand Cherry Hero

March 25, 2015 11:48 am

  In 2012, David Boyle met a group of Ethiopian coffee farmers  while visiting Durban, South Africa. The farmers had relocated because they had been unable to […]

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

March 19, 2015 1:28 pm

Outside of some notable production gains this past crop year in Ethiopia and Uganda, many African countries remain in a downward production slide. The causes […]

Cyclone Pam’s Horrible Destruction of Lives and Coffee On Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam’s Horrible Destruction of Lives and Coffee On Tanna Island, Vanuatu

March 17, 2015 2:42 pm

The full extent of the damage to the coffee industry in Vanuatu may not be known for months, even years, but aid is unquestionably needed […]

ICO, 4C and IDH Announce Biggest International Coffee PPP To Date

ICO, 4C and IDH Announce Biggest International Coffee PPP To Date

March 12, 2015 8:01 am

Citing systemic sustainability issues, three huge players in the commodity coffee world have formed an alliance to develop “farmer-centric” approaches for the sector’s long-term health. The International Coffee Organization, […]

The Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2015 in Seattle

The Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2015 in Seattle

March 9, 2015 10:26 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog The 27th SCAA Event opens one month from today, which means it’s time for my annual SCAA preview and […]

Why Social and Environmental Impact Matter in the Lending Game at Origin

Why Social and Environmental Impact Matter in the Lending Game at Origin

March 6, 2015 12:38 pm

Root Capital, the pioneering agriculture investment fund operating in some of the poorest parts of Africa and Latin America, has revised its “social and environmental […]