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For Tanzania’s coffee farmers, climate change is a buzzkill

By Tom A PeterSource:Aljazeera AmericaMAMSERA, Tanzania — For the last 20 years, Fredrick Damien has watched as his coffee trees have produced fewer and fewer beans. Back in the 1990s, his half-acre farm at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro turned out as many as 330 pounds of coffee a season, but now he’s happy to harvest 200 pounds…See More
Aug 18, 2015
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The New York Coffee Festival at 69th Regiment Armory, New York

September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015
The New York Coffee Festival is New York’s flagship coffee event, celebrating the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in this great city.   The festival will feature live experiences from over 70 coffee, food and equipment suppliers. Visitors will enjoy endless free coffee tastings, interactive workshops, demonstrations from world-class baristas, delicious street food, intoxicating coffee-cocktails, live music, art and so much more.See More
Aug 14, 2015
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As Coffee Farms Shrink, Smallholders will Require More than Just Market Incentives

By Kraig KraftSource:Daily Coffee NewsCoffee farmers are aging. Children of farmers don’t see a future in farming. Many farmers are making less than a dollar a day per person in their household. Farm sizes are small and continue to shrink due to population pressures. Small farmers lack access to technical assistance and…See More
Aug 13, 2015
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World Bank Invests Large in Sustainable Coffee Development in Vietnam

By Nick BrownSource: Daily Coffee NewsThe World Bank Board of Directors has approved $315 million in credits to go toward agriculture and education development in rural communities in Vietnam, with a substantial but unspecified portion of the loan focused on rejuvenation and development of sustainable coffee production.The…See More
Jul 28, 2015
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Caffeine-addicted beetles cutting into coffee bean crops

By Danny Gallagher,Source:CNETCoffee is one of the greatest liquids on this plane of existence. A world without coffee would lead to the end of productivity and civilization as we know it.That's why the coffee industry is very concerned about an annoying little insect that's cutting into the crops that make our magic…See More
Jul 20, 2015
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2014-2015 Cocoa Commodity Report

By Anang TwiahBrief history of Cocoa in Ghana Cocoa originated from around the headwaters of the Amazon in South America. Its cultivation and value spread in ancient times throughout the Central and Eastern Amazonian region and northwards into Central America. Cocoa beans were used by the Native Americans to prepare a chocolate…See More
Jul 2, 2015
Progreso Network commented on judy mimano's blog post Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant
"Hi Mathias,  We welcome the offer and any contribution that will help the members of the network will be highly appreciated."
Jun 29, 2015
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Agronomist helps improve Uganda's coffee production

By North Dakota State University,An NDSU crop production expert has been helping Ugandan farmers find ways to increase their country's coffee production."Coffee is a major agricultural commodity in Africa," explained Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension Service agronomist and professor of plant sciences. "African countries…See More
Jun 29, 2015
Mathias Nabutele commented on judy mimano's blog post Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant
"great but is this any different from that of Dr. Kimemia presentation in Boston USA. if yes what corrective measures have we put in place.  In uganda coffee a cup coop from mt elgon embarked on  thrree dimensions  1. an annual one…"
Jun 26, 2015
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Coffee production

By Rene CosteCoffee Production, cultivation of the coffee plant, usually done in large commercial operations. The plant, a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree of African origin (genus Coffea, family Rubiaceae), is grown for its seeds, or beans, which are roasted, ground, and sold for brewing coffee. This section treats…See More
Jun 19, 2015
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Coffee farmers in Vietnam hoarding most robusta since 2010

By The Business TimesFarmers in Vietnam are holding the biggest unsold coffee inventory in at least five years months before they're forecast to harvest a bumper crop.Growers in the top supplier of robusta used by Nestle SA held 35 per cent of this year's 1.56 million metric ton output at the end of May, the most since at least…See More
Jun 17, 2015
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Jun 13, 2015
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Top 10 Coffee Producing Countries (2014)

By Adrianna SzentheWith a café on nearly every corner in countless cities around the globe, it comes as no surprise that coffee is one of the top commodities worldwide. As the global third most consumed beverage, after water and tea, coffee beans are in high demand everywhere. The top producing nations each produce millions of…See More
Jun 13, 2015
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Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant

By Sam JonesCultivation of the Arabica coffee plant, staple of daily caffeine fixes and economic lifeline for millions of small farmers, is under threat from climate change as rising temperatures and new rainfall patterns limit the areas where it can be grown, researchers have warned.Arabica, which has long been prized for its…See More
Jun 10, 2015
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Let’s Talk Coffee® at Guarapari, Brazil

September 10, 2015 to September 15, 2015
Let’s Talk Coffee® is a global event of exceptional scale and impact now in its 13th Year. Let’s Talk Coffee® brings the Relationship Coffee Model to life with a gathering that brings supply chain partners together in coffee industry, strengthen business relationships and participate in training workshops and cupping.See More
Jun 5, 2015

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For Tanzania’s coffee farmers, climate change is a buzzkill

By Tom A Peter

Source:Aljazeera America

MAMSERA, Tanzania — For the last 20 years, Fredrick Damien has watched as his coffee trees have produced fewer and fewer beans. Back in the 1990s, his half-acre farm at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro turned out as many as 330 pounds of coffee a season, but now he’s…

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Posted on August 18, 2015 at 10:57am

As Coffee Farms Shrink, Smallholders will Require More than Just Market Incentives

By Kraig Kraft

Source:Daily Coffee News

Coffee farmers are aging. Children of farmers don’t see a future in farming. Many farmers are making less than a dollar a day per person in their household. Farm sizes are small and continue to shrink due to population pressures. Small farmers lack access to…

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Posted on August 13, 2015 at 8:32am

World Bank Invests Large in Sustainable Coffee Development in Vietnam

By Nick Brown

Source: Daily Coffee News

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved $315 million in credits to go toward agriculture and education development in rural communities in Vietnam, with a substantial but unspecified portion of the loan focused on rejuvenation and development of…

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Posted on July 28, 2015 at 10:43am

Caffeine-addicted beetles cutting into coffee bean crops

By Danny Gallagher,

Source:CNET

Coffee is one of the greatest liquids on this plane of existence. A world without coffee would lead to the end of productivity and civilization as we know it.

That's why the coffee industry is very concerned about an annoying little insect that's cutting into…

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Posted on July 20, 2015 at 12:08pm

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