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 […]

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

March 19, 2015 1:28 pm

Outside of some notable production gains this past crop year in Ethiopia and Uganda, many African countries remain in a downward production slide. The causes […]

Cyclone Pam’s Horrible Destruction of Lives and Coffee On Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam’s Horrible Destruction of Lives and Coffee On Tanna Island, Vanuatu

March 17, 2015 2:42 pm

The full extent of the damage to the coffee industry in Vanuatu may not be known for months, even years, but aid is unquestionably needed […]

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 […]

From Problem to Opportunity in Coffee-Reliant Burundi (Video)

From Problem to Opportunity in Coffee-Reliant Burundi (Video)

March 6, 2015 10:32 am

Burundi is one of the poorest coffee-producing countries in the world, and this is by no means coincidental to a lack of development in the coffee […]

Coffee Prices Continue Decline Despite Production Deficit Predictions, ICO Says

Coffee Prices Continue Decline Despite Production Deficit Predictions, ICO Says

March 4, 2015 4:23 pm

Green coffee prices continued in a downward slide through February, despite recent estimates that global production will result in a deficit this year, according to […]

NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from DRC

NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from DRC

February 25, 2015 12:06 pm

A group of NGOs with ties to the Democratic Republic of Congo coffee industry is planning a series events in the Kivu region this May to […]

Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

February 19, 2015 3:40 pm

A Chinese specialty coffee auction in January shattered all expectations and broke a world record for live auctions, with a winning lot fetching $189.32 USD per pound. The auction was […]