A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

April 23, 2015 2:17 pm

One of the most attention-grabbing stories to come out of this month’s SCAA Event was the weeklong journey — by foot, car, plane and boat — of […]

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

Coffee Prices Fall to 14-Month Low Despite Increased Consumption

April 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Coffee prices fell to a 14-month low in March, despite fewer shipments and increased estimates of global consumption, according to the latest monthly report from the […]

Simple Question, Myriad Answers: Castillo or Caturra?

Simple Question, Myriad Answers: Castillo or Caturra?

April 10, 2015 11:42 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Two days ago, I had the honor to present the preliminary results of the Colombia Sensory Trial at the 2015 […]

At $3.48 Billion, Coffee Jumps to Second Place in U.S. Specialty Food Sales

At $3.48 Billion, Coffee Jumps to Second Place in U.S. Specialty Food Sales

April 9, 2015 7:19 am

Specialty coffee has jumped frozen meats, poultry and seafood to become the second-highest specialty food category in terms of sales, according to a new report […]

Starbucks Grants $400,000 to World Coffee Research to Assist Guatemalan Farmers

Starbucks Grants $400,000 to World Coffee Research to Assist Guatemalan Farmers

April 8, 2015 8:13 am

The Starbucks Foundation has granted Texas A&M University-based World Coffee Research $400,000 to help replant and improve water management in coffee-farming communities in San Pedro Yepocapa, in […]

Chinese Leaders Plan to Create One of World’s Largest Coffee Exchange Centers

Chinese Leaders Plan to Create One of World’s Largest Coffee Exchange Centers

March 26, 2015 12:28 pm

Coffee leaders in China’s primary growing region, Yunnan Province, have plans to invest some $120 million USD, with the hope of establishing one of the […]

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

March 19, 2015 1:28 pm

Outside of some notable production gains this past crop year in Ethiopia and Uganda, many African countries remain in a downward production slide. The causes […]

Single Cups and Workplace Coffee in the NCA’s 2015 Consumer Trends Report

Single Cups and Workplace Coffee in the NCA’s 2015 Consumer Trends Report

March 17, 2015 11:39 am

Single-cup brewing systems are continuing their meteoric rise, while workplace coffee may provide one of the industry’s biggest opportunities for development. This according to the […]

ICO, 4C and IDH Announce Biggest International Coffee PPP To Date

ICO, 4C and IDH Announce Biggest International Coffee PPP To Date

March 12, 2015 8:01 am

Citing systemic sustainability issues, three huge players in the commodity coffee world have formed an alliance to develop “farmer-centric” approaches for the sector’s long-term health. The International Coffee Organization, […]

The Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2015 in Seattle

The Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2015 in Seattle

March 9, 2015 10:26 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog The 27th SCAA Event opens one month from today, which means it’s time for my annual SCAA preview and […]