NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from DRC

NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from DRC

February 25, 2015 12:06 pm

A group of NGOs with ties to the Democratic Republic of Congo coffee industry is planning a series events in the Kivu region this May to […]

Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

February 19, 2015 3:40 pm

A Chinese specialty coffee auction in January shattered all expectations and broke a world record for live auctions, with a winning lot fetching $189.32 USD per pound. The auction was […]

SCAA and SCAE Join to Create the First UAE National Chapter in Dubai

SCAA and SCAE Join to Create the First UAE National Chapter in Dubai

February 17, 2015 11:08 am

The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe and the Specialty Coffee Association of America have collaborated to help create the first national chapter in the United […]

Green Coffee Prices Hit 11-Month Low as Brazil Crop Reaches Crucial Stage

Green Coffee Prices Hit 11-Month Low as Brazil Crop Reaches Crucial Stage

February 11, 2015 11:24 am

Average prices for green coffee dropped to their lowest in nearly a year in January amid weather concerns in Brazil, according to the latest monthly […]

Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

January 30, 2015 7:28 am

Twenty three lots received the Cup of Excellence designation at the recent Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence competition in Araxá, where the records for the […]

Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

January 20, 2015 11:50 am

Local sources in Nyeri, Kenya, are reporting that a group of armed thieves has stolen approximately 120 bags of top-grade parchment coffee from a mill in […]

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

January 16, 2015 8:10 am

In yet another effort to recharge Kenya’s coffee sector, the country’s agriculture ministry has unveiled a branding and direct marketing initiative using the label “Coffee […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

January 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Coffee prices worldwide reached their lowest since February 2014, largely driven by improved expectations for Brazil’s 2015/16 crop, according to the December monthly report from […]

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

January 9, 2015 10:05 am

The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Africa are launching a three-year program designed to empower and increase coffee ownership among female farmers in Kenya. The groups […]

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 […]