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.
This year was already expected to be the largest coffee harvest on record for Brazil. The latest report from the USDA just increased that estimate by another 3.2 million bags.
Costa Rica coffee buyers and suppliers can work together around supply and demand to help move the coffee industry forward.
“Sustainable” can be a vague term. Find out exactly what customers respond to when it comes to environmental responsibility, and how to increase sales for doing so.
New modules on the Bext360 platform give companies more tools than ever to understand how their businesses affect the world.
Learn how the coffee and cocoa farming communities on the island of Sulawesi have been affected since last month’s earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction disasters hit, and what you can do to help.