Outstanding work in the field of sustainability within the coffee industry can often go unnoticed. But each year, one project, business model, and individual are acknowledged for their work in the field with an SCA Sustainability Award during the Re:co Symposium.
While Nestlé admits that some of its cocoa is sourced from the Côte d’Ivoire, which has well-documented widespread practices of child and forced labor in the cocoa industry, a federal court in the District of Massachusetts found it was not deceptive for the company to omit those practices from its label.
The National Land Commission of Kenya has refused to renew the leases of several multinational tea estates, including Unilever and James Finlay.
Oceanside, California, farmers are preparing for the region’s first-ever coffee harvest, which could eventually fetch prices of hundreds of dollars per pound.
The theme of this year’s Re:co Symposium is focused on Coffee in Crisis: A Call and Response. Individuals, companies, and organizations will gather together to address the crisis coffee farmers all over the world have dealt with for many years.
Fresh Cup publisher Jan Weigel travels with Café Femenino Foundation to visit coffee communities in Peru.
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.