Rob Stephen to Help Lead Olam’s Specialty Business Outside the U.S.

Rob Stephen to Help Lead Olam’s Specialty Business Outside the U.S.

July 30, 2014 10:43 am

A past president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Rob Stephen is taking on a new role at Olam Specialty Coffee, where he will […]

A Look Ahead to the ICO’s 4th Annual Financing Forum in London

A Look Ahead to the ICO’s 4th Annual Financing Forum in London

July 22, 2014 12:36 pm

Registration is now open for the International Coffee Organization‘s 4th Annual Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance, taking place in London on Sept. 23, 2014. The […]

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

July 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Coffee, with a capital C, is a fragile organism. Its supply is essential to the billions of people depending on it in their cups, as […]

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

July 16, 2014 8:35 am

If you exist largely in specialty coffee circles, this may come as a bit of a shock: Half of the world prefers instant coffee over “fresh” coffee, […]

What’s Happening at Sustainable Harvest’s Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama

What’s Happening at Sustainable Harvest’s Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama

July 15, 2014 11:05 am

Let’s Talk Coffee, the annual supply-focused event hosted by importer Sustainable Harvest, is happening this year in Panama, Oct. 9-12. “Building a World Class Supply […]

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

July 10, 2014 1:09 pm

For the second year running, Nestlé Nespresso has looked to the academic business world for ideas to fold into the Swiss mega-roaster and pod-maker’s sustainability plans. Sustainability […]

CONPES 3763 and the Future of the Colombian Coffee Industry

CONPES 3763 and the Future of the Colombian Coffee Industry

July 8, 2014 10:21 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog CONPES 3763 may sound like the name of a coffee variety, but it’s not. (It’s not a Star Wars […]

South Korean Coffee Imports from U.S. Roasters Increase in 2013/14

South Korean Coffee Imports from U.S. Roasters Increase in 2013/14

July 7, 2014 8:07 am

South Koreans are importing more roasted coffee from the United States, reflecting the popularity of U.S. brands, as well as relaxed trade taxes. The amount […]

European Food Safety Authority Tackling Acrylamide, Seeking Public Consultation

European Food Safety Authority Tackling Acrylamide, Seeking Public Consultation

July 2, 2014 12:35 pm

The European Food Safety Authority says it has confirmed previous science suggesting that acrylamide — a naturally occurring chemical compound created during coffee roasting — potentially […]

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

June 30, 2014 1:01 pm

The international development organization Hivos is calling on the world’s top roasters by volume to increase sustainability efforts as climate change threatens long-term production capabilities in […]