The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Expo that took place April 14-17th in Atlanta, Ga., drew 11,000-plus participants (attendees and exhibitors).
This year’s annual Rainforest Alliance Leadership Summit, held in New York, focused on incentivizing global efforts towards reforestation and restorative land management.
Under the frame of the World Day Against Child Labour, Colombia’s Ministry of Labour and the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) has agreed to work together to prevent and eradicate child labour and exploitation in the coffee industry.
Caribou Coffee and Mars are the latest big players to embrace clean labeling, with the former committed to removing all artificial flavorings by the end of 2016, while Mars will phase out artificial colors from its food and drinks globally over the next five years.
From April 7-10th , London Coffee Festival hosted over 46,000 visitors; almost double the number from last year.
The Re:co Symposium in Atlanta, which was held April 13-14th , prior to the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Expo (April 14-17th ), addressed key trends and challenges impacting the coffee industry.