Fair Trade USA, in collaboration with the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, has announced a group of joint commitments with major partners deeply committed to sustainable coffee sourcing and improved farmer livelihoods.
According to the International Coffee Organisation’s latest coffee market report, coffee year 2018-19 is expected to be the second consecutive season of surplus
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.
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…
International coffee prices have recently hit their lowest levels for 12 years, and for many farmers the levels mean they cannot cover their production costs.
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.
World coffee production in coffee year 2017-18 is estimated 5.7% higher at 164.81 million bags as output of Arabica increased by 2.2%, to 101.82, and Robusta grew 11.7%, to 62.99 million bags.
Coffee beans grown by Rwanda’s Ngororero Coffee Washing Station, represented by Philotée Muzika, were designated “Best of the Best” in illycaffè’s third annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award (EIICA).
To mark International Coffee Day this year, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) is celebrating the role of women across the value chain and calling on both public and private sectors to empower women to achieve gender equality and increase productivity, supply and sustainable consumption.
In response to critically low coffee prices in Central America, Starbucks announced a commitment of up to USD $20 million to temporarily relieve impacted smallholder farmers with whom Starbucks does business, until the coffee market self-corrects and rises above the cost of production. These funds will go directly to smallholder farmers in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico […]
Diversification helps farmers remain viable in the face of climate change, disease and infestation, and price fluctuations of the coffee market.