Goodbye to David Letterman with a Top Ten ‘Somethings’ in Coffee Sustainability

Goodbye to David Letterman with a Top Ten ‘Somethings’ in Coffee Sustainability

May 20, 2015 9:41 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Tonight is the last broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman.  In homage to his 33 years on […]

Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

May 19, 2015 9:54 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In 2013, Colombia was roiled by a series of strikes that started in the coffeelands but soon went national.  […]

Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

May 15, 2015 7:55 am

During the opening ceremonies of the SCAA 2015 Event last month in Seattle, the company’s vice president of global coffee, Craig Russell, proudly announced the […]

The Costs of Production and Why Buyers Might Want to Understand Them

The Costs of Production and Why Buyers Might Want to Understand Them

May 12, 2015 9:41 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog At The SCAA Event last month, Mark Lundy from CIAT presented the results of costs-of-production research we did together […]

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 […]