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 […]

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 […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

January 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Coffee prices worldwide reached their lowest since February 2014, largely driven by improved expectations for Brazil’s 2015/16 crop, according to the December monthly report from […]

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

January 9, 2015 10:05 am

The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Africa are launching a three-year program designed to empower and increase coffee ownership among female farmers in Kenya. The groups […]

2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

December 26, 2014 7:23 am

As we mentioned in our year in review on supply sustainability, the trend toward traceability —whether originating at the roaster, retail, or import level — has […]

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

December 24, 2014 7:29 am

In many ways, 2014 has been a banner year for coffee traceability. This movement has been fueled by an industry that has elevated origin as […]

Report: Climate Change May Cut Available Coffee Growing Land in Half by 2050

Report: Climate Change May Cut Available Coffee Growing Land in Half by 2050

December 18, 2014 12:36 pm

The amount of suitable land for growing coffee on a global scale could be cut in half by 2050, with key growing regions in Brazil […]

INTL FCStone Launches ‘From the Farmer’ Origin Analysis Series

INTL FCStone Launches ‘From the Farmer’ Origin Analysis Series

December 2, 2014 1:13 pm

Commodities analyst and financial services provider INTL FCStone has launched a new coffee market analysis series designed to dig deeper into market factors affecting individual […]