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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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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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The dark fruit of Coffea Stenophylla, which resembles arabica in size and perhaps in quality. All images courtesy of CIRAD. More than two years after the rediscovery of what’s being popularly referred to as the “lost coffee species” — formally Coffea Stenophylla — researchers have triumphantly offered a potential gustatory alternative to the arabica coffee species
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The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has made a major play in bringing its members’ coffees to market through a new agreement with the international wholesale distributor of Mutombo Coffee, Cajary Majlis. Based at the Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) free zone with offices in Atlanta and New Orleans, Cajary Majlis is the wholesale distributor and
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Natural-process coffee on a raised drying bed. Daily Coffee News photo. Researchers from parts of Africa and Europe have shed new light on how climate change may affect what’s considered “specialty coffee” growth in Ethiopia throughout the rest of this century. Incorporating advanced modeling for climates, topography and soils using specific geographical reference points throughout
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Cocomiel is importing green coffee, honey and other products to the United States. Courtesy photo. A relatively new brand with deep roots in the coffee sustainability movement called Cocomiel (styled as “CocoMiel”) has announced its United States nationwide launch, offering single-origin, traceable Guatemalan green coffee alongside unfiltered honey. Cocomiel is one of the numerous progressive
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The nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Yemeni coffee organization Qima Coffee are reprising their high-end coffee auction with potentially more coffees and  additional positive outcomes for coffee farmers throughout Yemen. For the Best of Yemen 2021 auction, tentatively scheduled to take place online in August, the groups are working to scale the program
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