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 […]

In Defense of Fair Trade: A Response to the Farmworker Problem

In Defense of Fair Trade: A Response to the Farmworker Problem

July 9, 2014 2:51 pm

(editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of posts published by Daily Coffee News responding to a report in May from researchers at […]

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

July 2, 2014 4:47 pm

Make no mistake, food scarcity among smallholders and hired farmworkers alike remains a serious issue throughout the coffeelands. Look no further than these recent headlines: Food Gaps […]

Opinion: ‘Fair Trade’s Dirty Little Labor Secret is Out’

Opinion: ‘Fair Trade’s Dirty Little Labor Secret is Out’

July 1, 2014 10:07 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog (Editor’s note: Daily Coffee News first covered the report discussed below in May. However, we feel that the importance […]

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

June 30, 2014 1:01 pm

The international development organization Hivos is calling on the world’s top roasters by volume to increase sustainability efforts as climate change threatens long-term production capabilities in […]

Revising the Record of Coffee’s History to Include Farmworkers

Revising the Record of Coffee’s History to Include Farmworkers

June 30, 2014 11:01 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog When I was an undergraduate, I watched more C-Span than I cared to admit. The parliamentary protocols of the […]