As the global demand for specialty coffee continues to grow, coffee farmers in Australia aim to compete with heavy-hitting coffee-producing countries—even amidst challenges.
Three coffee pickers working on a farm near Santuario, Colombia, who are also trans women from the indigenous Emberá community, are the central focus of the premiere episode of a new series from UK’s Channel 4 for Facebook called “Uncovered”.
The new hub, named for the intricately painted family carretas of the region, is the result of years of work in the country, and will allow Cafe Imports to work directly with growers, build better connections, and ensure quality of all exports from the country.
A new study published in the scientific journal, Science Advances, found that at least 60 percent of wild coffee species are under risk of extinction, threatening one of the coffee industry’s most important strategies for creating coffee plants that are able to survive the worst climate change has to throw at us.
Worries about losing the next generation of farmers due to the comparative lack of appeal against other vocations has the coffee industry wondering how to fix coffee farming for today’s youth.
Here in the U.S., straw bans seem revolutionary, daring restaurants and cafés to refrain from handing out hundreds of single-use plastic straws every day. However, Portland and Seattle can’t hold a candle compared to San Pedro La Laguna’s blanket ban of all single-use plastics.
Specialty coffee is preparing for a swift change. As the industry looks toward its environmental and humanitarian impact, the current economic sphere has many coffee professionals questioning the industry’s foundational methods of production and education.
Green importer Cafe Imports announced that the company is opening a new Ethiopia sourcing office in Addis Ababa.
One business that encapsulates red-blooded American capitalism is doubling down on its sustainability program “as part of our efforts to protect coffee from the adverse effects of climate change.”
After a year of traveling around the world, tasting thousands of coffees, and setting multiple auction records, the Cup of Excellence program culminated in an intimate showcase cupping of all the program’s top-graded coffees from each competing country.