For all we love about coffee, there is a growing awareness of an age-old undercurrent: a deceptive riptide that many are calling the “Cost Crisis,” whose forces are being felt more acutely during this sustained low in the Commodity Market Price of coffee.
Why traditional tea culture in Japan is on the decline and what the industry is doing to fight back.
Canadian roaster company Bean North Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd. recently announced its partnership with green coffee importers Coop Coffee in an effort to support a women-run reforestation project in the Peruvian Amazon, led by Grow Ahead and CAC Pangoa.
The Cerrado Coffee Growers Federation, in partnership with Ally Coffee, launched the first “Cerrado Mineiro Day,” to celebrate coffee from the Região do Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil’s first and only Designation of Origin for coffee.
In the spring of 2018, the Long Miles Coffee Project launched a small venture that would eventually come to be known as “Before + Now.” Fresh Cup spoke with its creators to learn more about the project, how climate change is impacting coffee farming, and what’s next for Before + Now.
The Rainforest Alliance announced it would be redirecting 100% of donations made through its Instagram page to Brazilian frontline groups fighting deforestation and defending indigenous rights in the Amazon.
Now in its 22nd year, Expo Café aims to increase the level of international interest in the crop and highlight Mexico’s status as the world’s 11th-largest coffee producer and leading grower of organic coffee.
SCA Chief Sustainability Officer, Kim Elena Ionescu, and Director of Strategy & Steering for Advocacy, Ellie Hudson, recently led a webinar presentation that walked through the organization’s research and approach to solving this complicated issue.
Across the country, many independent coffee and tea shops have embraced sustainability as part of their intrinsic brand. It’s a way of signaling to buyers, partners, and customers that they’re motivated by more than just the business’ financial bottom line.
Described as “a visual poem evoking a nuanced narrative portrait,” Stumptown and Farm League’s short film Wax & Gold promises to evoke much of the magic that made the partners’ first project, Flower of Flowers, so enchanting.