A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

April 23, 2015 2:17 pm

One of the most attention-grabbing stories to come out of this month’s SCAA Event was the weeklong journey — by foot, car, plane and boat — of […]

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 […]

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

April 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Coffee prices fell to a 14-month low in March, despite fewer shipments and increased estimates of global consumption, according to the latest monthly report from 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 […]

Simple Question, Myriad Answers: Castillo or Caturra?

Simple Question, Myriad Answers: Castillo or Caturra?

April 10, 2015 11:42 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Two days ago, I had the honor to present the preliminary results of the Colombia Sensory Trial at the 2015 […]

A Photo Journey to Antioquia, Colombia, for the Third Annual Best Cup

A Photo Journey to Antioquia, Colombia, for the Third Annual Best Cup

April 9, 2015 7:22 am

In February, I attended the third annual Antioquia’s Best Cup, a government-sponsored event showcasing the region’s finest coffee. The event is a symbol of Antioquia’s […]

Starbucks Grants $400,000 to World Coffee Research to Assist Guatemalan Farmers

Starbucks Grants $400,000 to World Coffee Research to Assist Guatemalan Farmers

April 8, 2015 8:13 am

The Starbucks Foundation has granted Texas A&M University-based World Coffee Research $400,000 to help replant and improve water management in coffee-farming communities in San Pedro Yepocapa, in […]

Colombian Coffee Commission Publishes Final Recommendations for Industry Reforms

Colombian Coffee Commission Publishes Final Recommendations for Industry Reforms

March 31, 2015 7:49 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Colombia’s Coffee Commission has published its final recommendations for reforms to the country’s coffee sector. The Misión Cafetera released […]

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 […]