Coffee prices reach multi-year high hitting 200 US cents/lb mark
The ICO reported that in December 2021 coffee prices broke through the 200 US cents/lb mark in a decade long high.
International Women’s Coffee Alliance welcomes South Korean chapter
The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has announced the addition of South Korea as the 29th chapter in its global chapter network.
Fairtrade issues statement on European Commission proposal on deforestation
Fairtrade welcomes the proposal to create a market for deforestation-free products, but warns that climate measures that exclude fairness and social justice will fail to achieve real climate action.
Coffee price rise continues in November, reaching 10-year high
The ICO’s latest green coffee report reveals that coffee prices and world consumption continued on an upward swing in November.
Inaugural Ecuador Cup of Excellence garners global recognition
The first Ecuador Cup of Excellence (CoE) auction brought in buyers from around the world and surpassed the previous average price per pound record set by the Ethiopia CoE auction earlier in 2021.
Nigeria officially joins the ICO
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is welcoming Nigeria as a new member.
Nicaraguan coffee smallholders to benefit from investment in Aldea Global
IDH Farmfit Fund and Oikocredit are providing a syndicated loan to Asociación Aldea Global Jinotega, a Nicaraguan small farmers’ association that produces and exports speciality fair trade and organic coffee.
New e-commerce marketplace gives buyers direct access to Brazilian micro lots
A marketplace for coffees vetted by Cup of Excellence National Jurists has launched for buyers in the US, Canada and the UK.
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US announces $6m for coffee leaf rust research
A new four-year, $6 million grant will support coordinated research to address the threat of coffee leaf rust for coffee farmers in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Coffee price rise continues in October despite improved weather conditions in Brazil
In October 2021, coffee prices reached new multi-year highs, as the monthly average of the ICO composite indicator price was 181.57US cents/lb, an increase of 6.8% as compared to 170.02 US cents/lb in September 2021.
Olam Food Ingredients launches new brand to underline its customer proposition
Olam Food Ingredients (ofi), a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredients and solutions, has just revealed its new brand. The identity taps into themes and colors which reflect ofi’s1 ability to drive innovation in all areas of its business to deliver more growth and impact for customers. Brought to life in ofi’s recent […]
Fairtrade farmers increasingly threatened by climate change, warns study
The intensifying impacts of climate change pose a serious risk to global agricultural production and directly threaten the livelihoods of millions of Fairtrade farmers, a new study has revealed.
Tea & coffee: ingredients for success at Host Milan 2021
The 42nd edition of Host Milan concluded this week, and I was fortunate enough to be one of the 150,000 attendees.
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Winners of the World Coffee Championships 2021 announced
After four days of intense competition at Host Milan, three new World Coffee Champions have been announced by the Specialty Coffee Association.