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Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown. Coffee production is currently under a serious threat that could drastically change the coffee we drink each day and potentially leave our cups dry.  Coffee trees cover an estimated 11 million hectares of land throughout the tropics. Farmers harvest ripe emerald coffee cherries by hand and meticulously process
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Switzerland-based green coffee platform provider Algrano has launched its second free global coffee market report. The elaborately researched 54-page report, authored under contract by Nora Burkey of The Chain Collaborative and Elisa Criscione of Digital Coffee Future, promotes increased engagement in direct trade and long-term relationships among coffee roasters and coffee producers. It also calls
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Roast Magazine Announces Recipient of Small Business Grant A $5,000 grant has been awarded to Catracha Coffee PORTLAND, Ore. (April 10, 2022)—Roast is pleased to announce that Catracha Coffee has been awarded its 2022 Small Business Grant for $5,000 after applying for the program earlier this year. The grant application was open to any roastery,
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Anacafé’s Diego del Aguila cupping coffees for the One of a Kind Guatemala green coffee program. All images courtesy of Anacafé. The nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence and the National Coffee Association of Guatemala Anacafé are uniting for the second “One of a Kind Guatemala” green competition and auction. Anacafé launched the auction program and
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Representatives from ACDI/VOCA, PhilCAFE, the Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, farmer cooperatives and other PCQC winners gathered last month. Courtesy photo. Twenty-two microlots of specialty arabica and fine robusta coffees have emerged as winners of the annual Philippine Coffee Quality Competition (PCQC). All the winning lots were celebrated at a March 18
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The Fairtrade living income reference price for Indonesia follows last year’s release of a price in Colombia. “Coffee Plants” by James Gagen is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0. Fairtrade International has released its second major “living income reference price” for coffee while finding that farmers in Indonesia’s Aceh region earned only 40% of that price in 2020. This is
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Image courtesy of CQI. After discovering quality coffees and a healthy demand among international buyers, the green coffee competition of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is returning for a second year — this time with an online auction. The nonprofit Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) announced yesterday that the auction will take place in late May
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Satellite imagery is used to calculate biomass on coffee farms. Photo courtesy of Carble. A new joint project involving satellite imagery of coffee lands is designed to financially reward coffee farmers for maintaining agroforestry systems while reducing the carbon footprint of the coffee industry. The two Dutch companies combining for the partnership are the coffee-sector-focused
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The International Coffee Organization is engaging with The Netherlands-based agency IDH in a partnership designed to help improve prosperity among the world’s coffee farmers.  Described by outgoing ICO Executive Director José Sette as “wide-ranging,” the strategic partnership will leverage the multi-stakeholder networks of both organizations, which include public agencies, major multinational private-sector coffee buyers and
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Brazilian farmers must fertilize the coffee fields to maintain plant health. All images courtesy of story author Jonas Ferraresso. Before delving into a technical analysis on the current coffee sector conditions in Brazil, I must first express my support to all the millions of innocent people whose lives have been affected by Russia’s invasion of
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Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is adding to its “Private Collection” auction (PCA) portfolio with the forthcoming Super Mujeres Nicaragua auction, which will showcase only high-quality coffees that were grown by women. The auction program is in partnership with the Nicaragua’s National Commission for the Transformation and Development of Coffee Farming (CONATRADEC).
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Heading into its flagship North American event next month in Boston, the Specialty Coffee Association has announced the winners of its annual Sustainability Awards: Caravela Coffee, Coffee Circle and David Browning. Latin America-focused coffee trading company Caravela Coffee has won in the sustainability award in the “business model” category; Germany-based Coffee Circle’s Ethiopia-focused Jimma Agricultural
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Sustainable Harvest press photo. Portland, Oregon-based coffee trading company Sustainable Harvest has launched a producer-focused online education platform called EDU. Currently available in beta form to certain participants in Sustainable Harvest’s “Most Valuable Producer (MVP)” program, the EDU platform is designed to improve the livelihoods of coffee-farming families by offering free online education and tools
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