Month: June 2021

El Salvador Cup of Excellence winners Giancarlo Rusconi (left) and Ever Leonel Díaz Pérez at the recent awards ceremony. All photo courtesy of Cup of Excellence. The nonprofit Cup and Excellence (COE) and the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC) have announced 24 winners of the 2021 El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition, including a longtime coffee
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The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is launching the Green Coffee Summit, a free online event for green coffee market participants taking place Aug. 25-26. The Summit will be augmented by a green coffee digital resources library curated by the SCA. Conceptually, the Green Coffee Summit resembles the SCA’s Coffee Retail Summit, which concluded its second
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As climate change, monocropping and other human-led environmental degradations further strain the delicate ecosystems required for coffee production, researchers in Colombia have uncovered new evidence to support more trees and bees. An investigation led by the Colombian national coffee research agency Cenicafé and German multinational pharmaceutical company Bayer AG identified 88 species of native bees
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Native shade trees among the coffee plants at Aquiares in Costa Rica. All images courtesy of the author, unless otherwise noted. As climate change continues to affect global agricultural systems, it is imperative that coffee producers and consumers alike progress towards sustainable solutions. There are countless examples of innovation in environmental sustainability throughout the coffee
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2021 Ethiopia Cup of Excellence 1st- and 5th-place-winning coffee producer Tamiru Tadesse Tesema. All images courtesy of Cup of Excellence. The second-ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence green coffee competition resulted in 39 lots scoring 87+ points, with five of those coffees exceeding the 90-point mark, according to an international jury. Representing different growing areas, processing
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The Maverick Coffee Trading logo. All images courtesy of Maverick Coffee Trading. A green coffee trading company called Maverick Coffee Trading has sprung to life in The Netherlands, focusing on coffees from numerous countries and continents of origin. Based in Woerden in the central Netherlands, Maverick was founded by UK native and longtime coffee trading
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