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Jul 6, 2016
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Under the Microscope: What Does a Coffee Exporter Do?

Article by: M. Fury and edited by H. Paull  | Source: Perfect Daily Grind | Photo Credit: M. FuryCoffee exporters play a crucial role in the coffee supply chain, and yet we hear so little about them. So we spoke to Diana Acosta, a third-generation exporter from…See More
Jun 30, 2016
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Apr 12, 2016
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Specialty Marketing: 4 Steps to Customizing YOUR Coffee Brand

Source: Perfect Daily Grind | Article by: M. BoehmeWith more and more specialty coffee shops popping up everywhere, how do you persuade coffee-drinkers to visit YOUR shop? The answer’s simple: by being you.While the…See More
Apr 4, 2016
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Meet NewCrop, an Online Split-Lot Green Coffee Bidding Platform

Screen shot of the NewCrop bidding platformSource: Daily Coffee News Article By: Nick BrownA group of coffee roasters and developers has launched a green coffee bidding platform under the name NewCrop, promoting…See More
Feb 9, 2016
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Fairtrade Officially Launches Carbon Credit Program

Source Daily Coffee News By Nick BrownWe’re still catching up on news from the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) that took place in Paris earlier this month, where coffee, out of all other…See More
Jan 11, 2016
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Farmers call on Uhuru to act against coffee cartels

Source Daily Nationby Boniface MwangiCoffee farmers in Nyeri County have threatened to boycott harvesting their crop if the President does not end corruption and break up cartels in the sector as exposed by the Daily…See More
Jan 7, 2016
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Source looming coffee crisis won’t just be due to finer tastes, it will also be due to shortcomings in investment by the coffee market in producers long term and the…See More
Jan 6, 2016
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Kenyan coffee brands in global top 30 most popular list

By JAMES KARIUKI source: Daily NationFour Kenyan coffee brands are among the top 30 most sought after by coffee lovers in the world.Announcing its list of the world’s…See More
Dec 15, 2015
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Top 30 Coffees of 2015

source: Coffee ReviewCoffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2015 appears below.  We began posting the list on Tuesday, December 1.  We will announce three coffees per day until December 10, when will reveal the top 3…See More
Dec 8, 2015
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Zeynab Wandati spills the beans on the bitter brew that is Kenyan Coffee

Source: NTV KenyaCoffee was first planted in Kenya at Bura in Taita Hills in 1893, grown by the white settlers. Today, at least 40,000 hectares of land is under coffee, most of which is in the hands of small scale farmers. But over the years, farmers have seen their fortunes change in ways that have resulted in many of them quitting coffee. What went wrong? Zeynab Wandati followed the coffee from bean to cup and brings…See More
Nov 17, 2015
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Perspectives on PRM: “Risk Management is Everyone’s Business”

By Kraig Kraft - www.dailycoffeenews.comA few days ago, I wrote about the need for producers to manage their exposure to price. Let’s start with a disclosure:  I have no formal financial…See More
Oct 5, 2015
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Coffee hybrids and a frank talk about breeding coffee

By Kraig Kraft of Centaur, a hybrid of human and horse. Greek mythology is full of mythical beasts that are created from a fusion of two distinct entities. Some great examples are the centaur, a half-human, half horse warrior and the harpy, a bird of prey with a woman’s face and chest.  These are extreme examples of hybrids – the offspring of two very distinct individuals with a…See More
Jun 11, 2015
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Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

Source: Daily Coffee NewsPhoto by StarbucksDuring the opening ceremonies of the SCAA 2015 Event last month in Seattle, the company’s vice president of global coffee, Craig Russell, proudly announced the 99 percent of…See More
May 21, 2015
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Recipe: How to Make Bulletproof Coffee®…And Make Your Morning Bulletproof Too

by Dave Asprey ~ bulletproofexecWhen people hear more than half my calories come from healthy fats, one of the most common questions after “Why?” is “How?”Enter, Bulletproof Coffee.What Is Bulletproof Coffee? How Do I Make It?I start the day with a cup of Bulletproof® Coffee: a blended drink made of…See More
Mar 18, 2015
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Oct 27, 2014

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How Donating Roasters Can Help Farmers at Origin – In 1 VIDEO

Imagine a barista, serving hundreds of Americanos, lattes, and pour overs every single day, who’s never tried their own coffee. Crazy, right?

But for many farmers, that’s the reality of their lives. A large number of producers lack the equipment to roast and brew their own beans – and this isn’t just a gross disservice to them. It’s also a barrier to good…


Posted on July 6, 2016 at 7:58am

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Drink Coffee

source: | Article by: Adam Fridman | image credits: Getty…


Posted on July 6, 2016 at 7:24am

Under the Microscope: What Does a Coffee Exporter Do?

Article by: M. Fury and edited by H. Paull  | Source: Perfect Daily Grind | Photo Credit: M. Fury

Coffee exporters play a…


Posted on June 30, 2016 at 12:54pm

Coffee Power: London Entrepreneur Uses the City's Coffee Waste for Fuel

Article by: Esha chhabra | Source:…


Posted on April 12, 2016 at 7:12am

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