Colombia made history back in February when it officially launched the Coffee Price Stabilization Fund. The fund will aid the country’s smallholders who had been severely impacted by the commodity price collapse over the last few years, but the fund has a broader ambition than just propping up prices when commodity markets are low.
The first ever Virtual Buyers Caravan will showcase coffee growers in Cauca and Valle del Cauca on 11-14 August 2020.
Portland Coffee Roasters has launched “Coffee by 32 Women,” a limited-edition coffee grown by Sumac Warmi, a group of 32 women growers in the well-established growing region of San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru.
Chameleon Cold-Brew has been deeply rooted in sustainable practices since its founding a decade ago. The company believes that beyond selling high quality, sustainably sourced cold brew coffee, it can truly be a catalyst for change in the communities in which it works.
Coffee consumption in Brazil has continued to rise in recent years, despite the slow economy, according to a report by Rabobank.
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
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
ACE, in partnership with Asociación de Cafés Especiales del Ecuador (ACEDE), has launched a pilot Cup of Excellence programme in 2020 with Ecuador.
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.
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) awarded six scores of 90+ at the Cup of Excellence (COE) awards in Honduras, South America.
Ally Coffee has become the first importer accredited under the Cerrado Mineiro Designation of Origin’s Integrating the Coffee Chain program.
A year on from merging with UTZ, the Rainforest Alliance is devising a new certification programme, as part of increasing its efforts to prevent deforestation and assist farming communities.