Month: May 2021

Nick Brown | May 27, 2021 IWCA Executive Director Sarada Krishnan. IWCA/Jamaican Women in Coffee (JWiC) photo. Decorated coffee scientist and coffee sector leader Dr. Sarada Krishnan has been appointed to the role of executive director of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance. In the role, Krishnan will oversee IWCA programs, fundraising and events while directing
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Agriculture-loving Texas A&M University is sowing its first seeds in the coffee business, offering fresh roasts of single-origin Guatemalan beans under the name 12th Man Coffee. With a brand name appealing to the university’s all-too-faithful sports fan base, the coffee product is financially benefiting the work of the coffee geeks down at the  Norman Borlaug
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Coffee Trust and Cocomiel Founder Bill Fishbein. Courtesy photo. One of the United States specialty coffee industry’s original progressive voices and a longtime advocate for coffee producers, Bill Fishbein has witnessed some four decades of changes in the coffee trade. Importantly, the 2002 Specialty Coffee Association of America Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Coffee Kids co-founder
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Rainforest Alliance CEO Santiago Gowland. Rainforest Alliance photo. The international nonprofit Rainforest Alliance has announced today that former The Nature Conservancy executive Santiago Gowland is taking over as CEO. Gowland’s career prior to his time as executive vice president for Latin America and global innovation at the TNC was spent largely in the private sector,
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Daily Coffee News file photo by Nick Brown Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown.Electric roaster maker Bellwether Coffee, the nonprofit Heifer International and green coffee trader Sustainable Harvest this morning announced a new pricing model that transparently ties green coffee purchases to living income benchmarks for coffee farmers. The organizations described the purchasing model,
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2017 file photo, courtesy of the Hawaii Coffee Association. Following a year characterized by disease outbreaks affecting both humans and plants, the Hawaii Coffee Association is preparing to host its 2021 conference online. Corresponding with the two-day event, taking place June 24-25, will be the finale of the Association’s 12th statewide cupping competition, including an
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Federico Ceballos-Sierra, University of Illinois, surveys coffee plants at his family farm in Colombia. Credit: College of AC ES, University of Illinois. New research focused on Colombia suggests that if current conditions and practices persist, climate change will dramatically reshape where arabica coffee can be grown by the middle part of this century. Coming from
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The cover of the new Shade Catalog by Conservation International, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and World Coffee Research. Agroforestry, i.e. the integration of trees and shrubs into cultivated cropland, has been widely touted as beneficial to the environment. It can provide shade to sun-baked crop plants and soils, protect and enhance biodiversity, attract life-giving pollinators,
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