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January 2017 Blog Posts (15)

Cafe Imports Formalizes Women Coffee Producers Program

By: Nick Brown

Source: DailyCoffeeNews

In an attempt to recognize and promote the coffee growing and production work done by so many millions of women throughout the world, Minneapolis-based green coffee importer Cafe Imports has formalized a Women Coffee Producers program.

The company has of…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 31, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

The world's most expensive coffee beans: Geisha arabica coffee in Panama

Source: Boorwa News

By: Rob McFarland…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 30, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Take your knowledge on coffee to world class levels.

Get ready to sign up for classes!…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 26, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Universe in a Cup of Coffee

By: Lydia Chain

Source: ScientificAmerican

When you pour a cup of hot coffee, there’s a surprising amount of chemistry and physics brewing in your mug.

That rich coffee aroma rises from the steam because roasting coffee beans converts bitter chlorogenic acid into a diverse set of compounds. Some smells you’d expect-fruity, spicy, earthy, vanilla-but there are a few surprises (cabbage??). And adding a splash of milk or sprinkle of sugar sets off a chain of…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 26, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 25, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coffee Prices Supported by Reduced Production Expectations

By: Leia Toovey

Coffee prices remained supported amid the kick-off of a new week of trading, with upside interest extending from reduced expectations for Brazil’s 2017 coffee crop.

According to Conab, Brazil’s 2017 coffee crop should amount…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 24, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Lower coffee standards to continue

A compromise among coffee producers statewide is leading to continuation of lower standards that were temporarily put in place in 2014 in the wake of an invasion of coffee berry borers.

The rules will be extended temporarily to give the many voices of the coffee industry an opportunity to work…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 23, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

On Slopes of Kilimanjaro, Shift In Climate Hits Coffee Harvest

 

By: Daniel Grossman

Source: Yale Environment 360

Rising temperatures and changing precipitation are taking a toll on coffee farms worldwide, including the plantations around Mount Kilimanjaro. If the world hopes to sustain its two billion cup-a-day habit, scientists say, new…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 19, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

Making Agriculture Work for the Farmers of the Future

By: Alexandra Tuinsdra

Source: Rootcapital

“If we don’t have coffee… well, we just have to look for another alternative.” In just a few words, CAPUCAS agronomist Noe Portillo perfectly sums up the practical and bold leadership that’s needed in coffee today.

For decades, the coffee industry provided jobs to hundreds of thousands…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 18, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 18, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation

By: Bruce Goldman

Source: StanfordMedicine

Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have unearthed a connection between advancing age, systemic inflammation, cardiovascular disease and coffee consumption.

Extensive analysis of blood samples, survey data and medical and family histories…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 17, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

How to Brew That Perfect Cup of Coffee [infographic]

By: Gina Smith

Source:A New Domain

Coffee is one of the time-tested, fool-proof ways to wake up in the morning. It’s also delicious. But knowing how to craft your own perfect cup of coffee can be complicated — not rocket science or anything, just a matter of timing, ingredients and dedication. The infographic below has 38 tasty ways to brew your cup of joe, so get ready for a caffeine buzz. I mean, you have to try them all, right?…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 9, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Kenya’s Worsening Drought Seen Hitting Coffee Production

By:Felix Njini

Source: Bloomberg

The late onset of Kenya’s second rainy season delayed coffee-bush flowering and the subsequent drought will hurt the size and quality of the nation’s Arabica crop, a government agency warned.

The nation that’s the world’s largest exporter of black tea has already said it may miss a…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 6, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Coffee from Rainforest Alliance farms in Brazil linked to exploited workers

Source:TheGuardian

Serious labour rights violations have taken place at Brazilian farms linked to some of the largest international coffee certification systems, including Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, according to an investigation by…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why coffee costs so much in Dubai

Source:Gulf News

By:Paul Crompton

Dubai: A cappuccino from one of Dubai’s countless cafes costs more on average than in nearly all of the world’s most expensive cities.

User-compiled data last year on price comparison site Numbeo, showed that a cappuccino bought in Dubai cost an average of Dh16.46. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, ranked as the city with the world’s…

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on January 3, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

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