These are all the posts that have been tagged with Sustainability.
Part one of this series, Adding Value to the Supply Chain (March), discussed value migration in coffee towards traceable products linked to a single producer or facility. This direct connection with the source is made possible through education, travel and branding individual farms and mills.
Generation 10, a provider of cloud-based commodity supply chain and financial tech solutions, based in Liverpool, England, announced the addition of RCMA Coffee division, located in Singapore, onto their commodity trade, risk and logistics management (CTRM) and data analytics platform, G10 Commodity Manager.
Intelligentsia Coffee re-opened its newly renovated Roasting Works —including a rustic-modern wholesale Training Lab and sales office — in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco in late January.
Two Olam International coffee plantations in Africa have achieved Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certification for over 2,500 hectares (ha) of planted Arabica coffee.
Increasingly, companies are aiming to be more environmentally friendly, and one measurable mean toward that end is establishing operations that send zero waste to landfills.
Mars Drinks – a workplace-oriented division of Mars, Inc. – is introducing the Mars Drinks Aroma, a compact single-serve brewer for small workspaces that is also more sustainable than previous models.
Many may feel that the topic of climate change has been discussed ad nauseam.
But the conversation needs to continue because the impact of climate change on both tea and coffee plantations is real. Both industries need to explore strategies to combat the effects of climate change. These strategies include product diversification, agroforestry and better farming practices.
One coffee tree produces only enough coffee cherries each season for a single pound of coffee. And aging trees, or those impacted by disease, produce much less.
In July, Colombia will host the first World Coffee Producers Forum, organised by the coffee-producing countries themselves, and which will bring together key actors of the coffee chain and the global industry.
London-based speciality coffee roaster, Union Hand-Roasted Coffee announced it has collaborated with the University of Warwick to provide students, staff and visitors to its campus with high quality speciality coffee.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” so the lyrics say. Many would disagree noting the crass commercialism that seems to overpower the so-called season of “loving and giving.”
Against the backdrop of growing global demand for coffee, a new consortium of research institutions, conservationists and coffee experts has been established to operationalise best practices in adapting to the effects of climate change within the coffee sector.
One man’s vision was the catalyst for the craft coffee movement in the United States. As Peet’s Coffee celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we look back to its beginnings with Alfred Peet’s quest to improve the quality of coffee in America that led to the development of company’s uncompromising standard of hand-crafting specialty coffee, and its lasting commitment to influence the coffee industry to honour Alfred Peet’s legacy.
DuPont Packaging is once again requesting global packaging visionaries enter to win a sought-after DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation.
Illycaffè, family-owned Italian roaster, presented the 1st Annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award at the Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations in New York City on 1 November.