ICO reports coffee prices fall for the third consecutive month
In its June green coffee report, the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) announced that prices decreased for the third consecutive month.
Nestlé expands use of blockchain technology to Zoégas coffee brand
Nestlé has expanded its use of the IBM Food Trust blockchain technology platform to its Zoégas coffee brand; consumers will now be able to trace their coffee back to its origins.
Awakening to the potential of artificial intelligence in coffee
Although many initiatives are still in test stages, artificial intelligence can help to advance the coffee industry. With artificial intelligence, solutions can be incorporated throughout the entire supply chain, including coffee grading, identifying diseases and even in the roasting process.
Blending, roasting & processing, Business, Equipment & packaging, Origins, Sustainability
Brazilian coffee market is an attractive environment for new investments
Coffee consumption in Brazil has continued to rise in recent years, despite the slow economy, according to a report by Rabobank.
The need to improve FSMSs and HACCPs
While the global merchandising of food commodities remains strong, safety and quality standards between countries differs greatly. Food exporters and importers should evolve trade rules, unify inspection processes and synchronize food related statutes. By Logan Portmann
Sustainable quality at scale in Brazil and Colombia
Coffee quality and sustainability are sometimes seen as opposing goals, that to achieve high quality means eschewing ecological awareness and that an environmental approach to coffee production does not leave room for additional quality standards. But, as farms in Brazil and Colombia prove, large scale coffee production can leverage its size to achieve both cup quality and overall sustainability in tandem. By Rachel Northrop
A different approach to map growth opportunities in South America
Euromonitor International proposes a growth decomposition model to help stakeholders more accurately map coffee market changes in regions such as South America. By Angelica Salado
Notes Coffee takes first prize at International Coffee Day competition
Notes Coffee took first place at the Mercanta Coffee Hunters Speciality Coffee Competition for its Laurina coffee, in celebration of International Coffee Day 2019 on 1 October at the Brazilian Embassy in London.
Consumer trends driving coffee flows
A new Coffee Map from Rabobank has revealed five key themes shaping current and future coffee flows.
Mercon Coffee Group launches new imports division
Mercon Coffee Group has launched Novus Coffee Imports, its new division dedicated to sourcing micro-lots, estate-grown, and premium coffees from thousands of small producers across its network.
Ally Coffee Launches Cerrado Mineiro Partnership at SCA Expo
Ally Coffee has become the first importer accredited under the Cerrado Mineiro Designation of Origin’s Integrating the Coffee Chain program.
Coffee Prices Fall in November Amid Increased October Exports
The monthly average of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator decreased by 1.5%, to 109.59 US cents/lb in November 2018 following the 13.3% increase to 111.21 US cents/lb last month, reflecting the fall in prices for all group indicators.
Potential for Mechanized Coffee Production in Costa Rica?
I recently returned from my annual trip to Costa Rica for Sintercafé, where I experienced my second earthquake (fortunately, this one was registered only 5.3 compared with last year’s 6.5), but I digress…
Coffee Hits New Export Record in Coffee Year 2017-18
The International Coffee Organization announced that total coffee exports increased each year since 2010-11 with a new record reached in 2017-18 at 121.86 million bags, 2% higher than 2016-17.