2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

December 26, 2014 7:23 am

As we mentioned in our year in review on supply sustainability, the trend toward traceability —whether originating at the roaster, retail, or import level — has […]

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

December 24, 2014 7:29 am

In many ways, 2014 has been a banner year for coffee traceability. This movement has been fueled by an industry that has elevated origin as […]

A Chat with Cup of Excellence Co-Founder and True Coffee Pioneer Susie Spindler

A Chat with Cup of Excellence Co-Founder and True Coffee Pioneer Susie Spindler

December 23, 2014 8:07 am

Maybe it’s from breathing the fresh Rocky Mountain air of her Missoula, Mont., home, but Susie Spindler is something of a specialty coffee pioneer. Since […]

Coffee Prices Move Slightly Downward with Brazil Rains

Coffee Prices Move Slightly Downward with Brazil Rains

December 23, 2014 7:04 am

Although price volatility was calmer in November, global coffee prices slipped slightly downward as widespread rains throughout Brazil have resulted in reduced estimates for next […]

Report: Climate Change May Cut Available Coffee Growing Land in Half by 2050

Report: Climate Change May Cut Available Coffee Growing Land in Half by 2050

December 18, 2014 12:36 pm

The amount of suitable land for growing coffee on a global scale could be cut in half by 2050, with key growing regions in Brazil […]

International Buyers Shatter Record Prices at Brazil Cup of Excellence Auction

International Buyers Shatter Record Prices at Brazil Cup of Excellence Auction

December 3, 2014 5:44 pm

Twenty one coffees from Brazil recently shattered previous auction price highs at the Brazil early harvest pulped naturals Cup of Excellence auction, operated by the Alliance […]

INTL FCStone Launches ‘From the Farmer’ Origin Analysis Series

INTL FCStone Launches ‘From the Farmer’ Origin Analysis Series

December 2, 2014 1:13 pm

Commodities analyst and financial services provider INTL FCStone has launched a new coffee market analysis series designed to dig deeper into market factors affecting individual […]

Jamaica’s Coffee Board Cracking Down On Counterfeit Blue Mountain Sellers

Jamaica’s Coffee Board Cracking Down On Counterfeit Blue Mountain Sellers

December 1, 2014 10:57 am

Jamaica’s Coffee Industry Board is launching new efforts to prevent the selling of coffees that are fraudulently labeled as Blue Mountain Coffee, a practice the […]

Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

Marketing Coffee Varieties and Preliminary Feedback from the Colombia Sensory Trial

November 24, 2014 10:19 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In this recent article in The Coffee Review, Ken Davids explores the idea of “the variety play,” which he […]

Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

November 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Growers and sellers in a region of Brazil’s Minas Gerais are organizing to promote the quality of their coffees, last week holding the first annual Mantiqueira […]