Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

Q&A on Colombian Institutional Reform with the FNC’s Luis Fernando Samper

May 19, 2015 9:54 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In 2013, Colombia was roiled by a series of strikes that started in the coffeelands but soon went national.  […]

Indonesian Coffee Ambassador Irvan Helmi and the Upcoming Ubud Food Festival

Indonesian Coffee Ambassador Irvan Helmi and the Upcoming Ubud Food Festival

May 18, 2015 10:54 am

A sibling event of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Bali Emerging Writers Festival, the Ubud Food Festival is coming to Ubud, Bali, June 5-7, […]

Luis Muñoz Resigns from the FNC’s Top Elected Position

Luis Muñoz Resigns from the FNC’s Top Elected Position

May 14, 2015 10:46 am

After five years as the lead official for the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), Luis G. Muñoz yesterday announced his immediate resignation. The announcement came during […]

Lineup for the Barista Guild of Europe’s Inaugural CoLab Event in Prague

Lineup for the Barista Guild of Europe’s Inaugural CoLab Event in Prague

May 7, 2015 1:13 pm

The Barista Guild of Europe has announced the speaking lineup for the inaugural CoLab event in Prague, which involves a day of educational content framed by […]

Meet Meredith Taylor, Counter Culture Coffee’s New Sustainability Coordinator

Meet Meredith Taylor, Counter Culture Coffee’s New Sustainability Coordinator

May 7, 2015 12:23 pm

What is sustainable coffee? As a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America Sustainability Council, Meredith Taylor says this question, as simple as it […]

Seven New Board Members for the Alliance for Coffee Excellence

Seven New Board Members for the Alliance for Coffee Excellence

May 1, 2015 9:16 am

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence, organizers of the Cup of Excellence awards and auction program that brings together producers and buyers, has announced the election […]

A Discussion with Five Women Shaping Sustainability in the Coffee Industry

A Discussion with Five Women Shaping Sustainability in the Coffee Industry

April 28, 2015 11:26 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Earlier this month, I was scheduled to facilitate a panel at the SCAA Event titled, “Sustainability in Practice.” It was to […]

Australia’s Sasa Sestic is the 2015 World Barista Champion

Australia’s Sasa Sestic is the 2015 World Barista Champion

April 12, 2015 7:47 pm

Australian Sasa Sestic of Ona Coffee has been named 2015 World Barista Champion, leading an impressive field of finalists, including Charles Babinski of G&B Coffee in […]

Stranded Yemeni-American Trying to Flee Civil War for U.S. Coffee Events

Stranded Yemeni-American Trying to Flee Civil War for U.S. Coffee Events

March 30, 2015 12:56 pm

A Yemeni delegation scheduled to represent the Yemen coffee industry at multiple U.S. events this April is reportedly stranded, struggling to flee the country amid […]

Meet the 23-Year-Old Behind the Farmer-Concerned Snack Brand Cherry Hero

Meet the 23-Year-Old Behind the Farmer-Concerned Snack Brand Cherry Hero

March 25, 2015 11:48 am

  In 2012, David Boyle met a group of Ethiopian coffee farmers  while visiting Durban, South Africa. The farmers had relocated because they had been unable to […]