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.
V.G. Siddhartha focused on building a business to create income and opportunities for his countrymen.
Nearly two decades ago, Gaviña launched their Direct Impact initiative as a promise to provide premium coffee with a greener footprint.
Violent protests and unrest in Ethiopia’s southern region of Sidama Zone have resulted in the deaths of 34 people.
Drought, lower tea prices, and economic sanctions against Iran have led to lower tea exports for the world’s largest black tea producing country, affecting the entire nation’s economy.