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 […]

Feeling Sustainability Despair? Embrace This Uncomfortable Word

Feeling Sustainability Despair? Embrace This Uncomfortable Word

April 14, 2015 11:33 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog It’s a word that makes many people in coffee uncomfortable: Policy. Ric Rhinehart spoke during Sustainable Harvest‘s 2014 Let’s Talk […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]