Proportion of Shade-Grown Coffee Down Nearly 20 Percent Since 1996, Researchers Say

Proportion of Shade-Grown Coffee Down Nearly 20 Percent Since 1996, Researchers Say

April 17, 2014 11:02 am

The proportion of shade-grown coffee globally has dropped by nearly 20 percent since 1996, threatening biodiversity and production sustainability throughout the world, according to new research […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Extreme Volatility Amid Brazil Uncertainty

Monthly C-Market Report: Extreme Volatility Amid Brazil Uncertainty

April 14, 2014 11:30 am

Uncertainly regarding the current harvest in Brazil created unprecedented volatility in global coffee prices throughout March 2014, according to the latest report from the International […]

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

When Quality Falls Short: Exploring Risk in the High-End Specialty Trade

April 9, 2014 1:26 pm

The Wall Street Journal yesterday published a must-read story for anyone interested in the future of direct-trade relationships for premium coffees among growers, importers and […]

Ignore the Headlines: Some Perspective on Recent Coffee Market Volatility

Ignore the Headlines: Some Perspective on Recent Coffee Market Volatility

March 17, 2014 12:45 pm

February 2014 saw coffee prices worldwide shoot up after widespread concern about the 2014/15 crop from Brazil, by far the world’s largest coffee producer, which […]

How Root Capital May Change the Way We Think About Coffee Supply

How Root Capital May Change the Way We Think About Coffee Supply

February 25, 2014 1:58 pm

  by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Root Capital is the most important organization in the coffee trade that most coffee drinkers have never heard […]

Former British Politician Leads $4 Million Investment in Cuban Coffee

Former British Politician Leads $4 Million Investment in Cuban Coffee

February 12, 2014 11:13 am

Former British treasury minister Philip Oppenheim last month signed a deal with the Cuban government to invest some $4 million USD over the next five years […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Jump After News of Bad Weather in Brazil

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Jump After News of Bad Weather in Brazil

February 10, 2014 8:56 am

After months of downward movement, global coffee prices took a sharp upward spike at the end of January, following news that dry weather in Brazil […]

How GMCR Could Help Revitalize Burma’s “Weird” Coffee Industry

How GMCR Could Help Revitalize Burma’s “Weird” Coffee Industry

January 31, 2014 12:04 pm

Hurt by a long history of civil and economic instability, and a reputation for “not-quite-specialty-grade,” coffee exports from Burma (Myanmar) to North America and Europe have been […]

Commodity Coffee Monthly Report: Slight Relief from Historic Lows

Commodity Coffee Monthly Report: Slight Relief from Historic Lows

January 14, 2014 2:46 pm

Commodity coffee prices rose slightly in December 2013, yet remain at their second lowest point this year after decreases in nine of the past 12 […]

Success in Fragments: How Big Really is the Market for Fine Robusta?

Success in Fragments: How Big Really is the Market for Fine Robusta?

January 13, 2014 10:16 am

  by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Over the past two years, CRS has partnered with Sustainable Harvest to create Let’s Talk Robusta, a workshop […]