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January 2015 Blog Posts (12)

Importance of Environment Education

Source: Progreso Network

By: Fair Trade Organization of Kenya

              Why learn about the environment;

  1. The environment consists of an ecosystem in which we live in; it provides natural services for man and other species that are essential for health, quality life and…
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Added by Progreso Network on January 28, 2015 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Coffee Test Tubes: The New Pre-Dose Rack System from Alpha Dominche

Source: Daily Coffee News

By: Roast Magazine

Source We found out pre-dosing coffees and teas is a great way to speed up work flow during peak hours, and an aesthetic way to display your coffees or teas for customers to see,” Alpha Dominche Marketing Director Jessica Tocci tells Daily Coffee…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on January 28, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments

Brazil' 2015 Coffee Crop seen Declining

Source:The Wall Street Journal

By: Jeffrey T Lewis

BRASÍLIA—Brazil’s farmers will probably produce about 40 million bags of coffee in 2015, down 12% from last year and less than forecast by the country’s crop agency, according to the head of the National Coffee Council.

Brazil’s crop agency, Conab, had forecast 44.1 million to 46.6 million 132-pound bags for 2015, a prediction that the coffee council’s Silas Brasileiro said is off because the agency did its field…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on January 26, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

2015 Tasting Article Calendar

Source: Coffee Review

By: Kennedy

The 2015 calendar listing our cupping/tasting articles for the coming year has been finalized. Some highlights from the first half of the year:

Our long-delayed survey of recent developments in the race to capitalize on consumer interest in convenience capsule-brewing will appear in February (The New World of K-Cups and Competitors, February 2015). How does the froth-capped six-ounce cup produced by the new, pressurized Nespresso…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on January 26, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

Drop in robusta coffee near-matches decline in arabica

Source: Agrimoney.com

The International Coffee Organization highlighted the drop in global robusta coffee production - which will nearly match the well-publicised decline in the arabica harvest – as the group revealed its first detailed estimate for 2014-15 output.

The ICO, an intergovernmental group, said that the world's robusta coffee harvest in 2014-15 would end up at 57.51m bags, a drop of 3.6% year on year.

The decline, the…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on January 22, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

By: Roast Magazine

In yet another effort to recharge Kenya’s coffee sector, the…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on January 19, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Cocoa prices ease as European grind volumes tumble

Source: Agrimoney.com

Cocoa futures eased after data showed Europe's cocoa grind ending 2014 on an even weaker note than investors had expected, undermined by prices which, while down from their September high, remained historically elevated.

European cocoa processors crushed 323,061 tonnes of cocoa beans in the October-to-December period, a third successive quarter of year-on-year decline, the European Cocoa Association said.

The pace of the fall, at 7.4% year…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on January 16, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

Remembering Organic Coffee Pioneer and Cafe Femenino Founder Garth Smith

Source: Roast magazine

A pioneer in the cultivation and trade of organic specialty coffee, Garth Smith passed away early Sunday, January 11, at age 68, following a battle with cancer.

A friend of Roast Magazine, Smith left the logging industry in 1990 and began working for a Portland coffee roasting company,…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on January 15, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

Ethiopia and Kenya Coffees Dominate 2015 Good Food Awards List

Source: Daily Coffee News

2015 good food awards

The 5th Annual Good Food Awards Ceremony took place last night in San Francisco, honoring coffee roasters alongside craft producers in categories…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on January 12, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

By:Roast Magazine

The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Africa are launching a three-year program designed to empower and increase coffee ownership among female farmers in…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on January 12, 2015 at 9:19am — No Comments

Coffee futures - will they prove star performers in 2015 too?

Source: Agimoney.com

Coffee futures were standout performers among commodities last year, arabica contracts in particular, lifted by the dent to Brazilian production from persistent drought.

Arabica prices soared 51%, despite better-than-expected output in Colombia, the second-ranked growing country for the variety.

The rise in robusta coffee prices was more modest, at 12.9%, with Brazil actually managing a bumper harvest of the variety, thanks to irrigation and…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on January 9, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Meet Kao Jai Coffee, Importing with Transparency from Thailand to Nashville

By: Roast Magazine

With no coffee industry experience, Kyle Ducharme and Megan Armstrong set out from Nashville to teach English in Northern Thailand in October 2013. While lesson planning at a small coffee shop in the city of Chiang Rai, the pair was struck by the vibrancy of the…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on January 7, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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