Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

October 20, 2014 1:33 pm

The department (state) of Cauca, Colombia, is home to one of Colombia’s largest native American populations, the Paez people, and it also happens to be […]

Born Into Coffee: Observations from a Third-Generation Colona in El Salvador

Born Into Coffee: Observations from a Third-Generation Colona in El Salvador

October 2, 2014 6:52 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog It was late 2008 when I first came into contact with this amazing story surrounding three generations of determined women […]

Understanding the Restrictive Concept of ‘Women’s Work’ In Coffee Production

Understanding the Restrictive Concept of ‘Women’s Work’ In Coffee Production

September 25, 2014 8:48 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Last week Root Capital published this issue brief on gender lens investing in the coffeelands. I posted some reflections […]

A Personal Apology to the Good People of JP’s Java in Austin, Texas

A Personal Apology to the Good People of JP’s Java in Austin, Texas

September 24, 2014 9:49 am

There was a point in my early’s 2os when I would describe myself as a “locabond” — a vagabond that never quite managed to get […]

Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

September 15, 2014 11:03 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in February, Root Capital released a white paper on social and environmental performance management, the inaugural publication in a […]

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

September 5, 2014 12:13 pm

Using a barrage of adjectives like super-premium, unique, reserve and small-lot, Starbucks has just announced details regarding its new “premium coffee experience” store concept, as […]

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 […]

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

September 3, 2014 3:06 pm

by Eton Tsuno of Temple Coffee This origin trip was different from most. Instead of a backpack, hiking boots, and rain jacket, I packed blazers, […]

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

August 27, 2014 1:36 pm

There are several reasons I tend to shy away from writing about mainstream coffee reportage — not least among them, it seems kind of rude. […]

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

August 26, 2014 8:37 am

A German music group has launched what appears to be a senseless legal attack on dozens of U.S. coffee companies, as part of a larger […]