Coffee Trader Volcafe Enters the Growing China Green Market

Coffee Trader Volcafe Enters the Growing China Green Market

October 29, 2014 9:55 am

The Chinese government put a renewed emphasis on marketing China-grown coffee in 2006, but outside of a high-volume buyers like Starbucks and Nestle, international market opportunities […]

Monthly C-Market Report: 2014 Could End Up a ‘Reasonably Balanced’ Market

Monthly C-Market Report: 2014 Could End Up a ‘Reasonably Balanced’ Market

October 22, 2014 11:00 am

Crop year 2013/14 is now finished in all exporting countries, and despite a year’s worth of speculation and persistent price volatility, total global production is […]

A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

October 16, 2014 12:01 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog   Last week I participated in Let’s Talk Coffee, importer Sustainable Harvest’s annual value chain event, for the fifth […]

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

October 6, 2014 12:52 am

Since the International Coffee Organization published a monumental report earlier this year on the market history of coffee throughout the world, we have been extracting […]

Saudi Billionaire-Owned Company to Invest $500 Million In Ethiopian Coffee

Saudi Billionaire-Owned Company to Invest $500 Million In Ethiopian Coffee

September 22, 2014 11:05 am

Horizon Plantations Plc., the agriculture company majority-owned by Saudi billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, plans to invest some $500 million USD mostly in Ethiopian coffee projects over the […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Reaches Highest Composite Price Since May

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Reaches Highest Composite Price Since May

September 18, 2014 7:49 am

The commodity coffee market continued to be volatile in August, while rising arabica prices caused the composite price of all coffees to reach its highest […]

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 […]

Monthly C-Market Report: July Forecasts Coffee Price Spike for August

Monthly C-Market Report: July Forecasts Coffee Price Spike for August

August 22, 2014 7:30 am

All signs are pointing to another dramatic spike in coffee prices this month as uncertainty surrounding Brazil’s current crop continues. According to the latest numbers […]

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

Consumer Group Fair World Project Rates the Buying Practices of 19 U.S. Roasters

August 5, 2014 9:06 am

The Fair World Project has released an analysis of the trading and transparency practices of some of America’s leading roasters, with some surprising and potentially […]

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 […]