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 […]

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 […]

The CQI Gender Initiative and Why Industry Should Care About Equity at Origin

The CQI Gender Initiative and Why Industry Should Care About Equity at Origin

September 22, 2014 8:23 am

The conversation surrounding gender issues in producing countries is changing, and it may be time for some fresh ears. Consider this: The Bill and Melinda […]

Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

September 15, 2014 11:03 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in February, Root Capital released a white paper on social and environmental performance management, the inaugural publication in a […]

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

September 4, 2014 1:05 pm

by Nora Burkey There has been plenty written lately, here and elsewhere, on the positive impact of coffee certifications. Conversely, much has been written about […]

Colombia’s FNC Launches Innovative Climate-Monitoring Platform for Growers

Colombia’s FNC Launches Innovative Climate-Monitoring Platform for Growers

August 21, 2014 10:07 am

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) is rolling out a first-of-its-kind platform to be used by coffee growers looking to improve management practices and production […]

Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

July 29, 2014 11:28 am

by Nora Burkey Direct trade, albeit a fuzzy concept, is generally regarded as a positive and socially responsible practice in today’s coffee industry. Buying directly cuts […]

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

July 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Coffee, with a capital C, is a fragile organism. Its supply is essential to the billions of people depending on it in their cups, as […]