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February 2015 Blog Posts (13)

NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from DRC

Source:Daily Coffee News

“The DRC’s extraordinarily beautiful eastern highlands provide fertile volcanic soils, shade cover and altitudes ideal for growing premium-grade Arabica coffee,” On the Ground said in a recent announcement of the program. “Trip participants will visit various…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Inside Roast Magazine: Roast Profile Development, Kenyan Quality and Flavor Communication

source: Daily Coffee News

By: Roast Magazine

The March/April 2015 issue of Roast Magazine is now shipping. If you’re not yet a Roast subscriber, become one here.

Below are previews of three of this…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 25, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments

What is Coffee husk and coffee skin(commission agent) business?

Source:How to start a  coffee and skin-Advancing Beginners Guide Volume 1

By: Deide Scrivens

Coffee husks and skins commission is a business deals with small amount of chaff produced during roasting

from the skin left on the seed after processing.

Chaff is usually…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 23, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

SCAA and SCAE Join to Create the First UAE National Chapter in Dubai February

By: Daily Coffee News

The UAE National Chapter was officially formed earlier this month at the Gulfood Show in Dubai.

It represents the first national specialty coffee chapter in the Middle East and is the first ever joint chapter between the SCAA and SCAE. 



Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 20, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments

Sustainable Harvest To Test How Bag Type in Warehousing Affects Quality

By: Daily Coffee News

Green coffee importer Sustainable Harvest has launched an innovative research…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 20, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

Best Agronomic Practices

Source: Coffee Agronomy Farmers Manual

By: Fair Trade Organization of Kenya

Agronomy is the Science of crop production. Best practices are those that improve production, efficiency and reduce cost in a sustainable way.

These include:



Added by Progreso Network on February 18, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

The World’s Most Bird-Friendly Coffee, in Ethiopia, and Why it is In Danger

Source:Daily Coffee News

By:Roast Magazine

Ethiopian coffee grown under shade cover from native plant species is likely the most bird-friendly in the world, according to new research that underscores a need for paying smallholder farmers a premium for careful land management.

After netting…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 12, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments

Six Lenses on Gender in Specialty Coffee Production

Source: Daily Coffee News

By:Michael Sheridan

It seems 2015 is shaping up to be the year of gender equity in specialty coffee production.

The Coffee Quality Institute is…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 11, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

JavaJog 2015 Coming to Seattle April 10, Benefiting Women in Ethiopia

By:Daily Coffee News

The third annual JavaJog for a Cause, which raises money and awareness for women in coffee-producing communities, has been scheduled for April 10, in conjunction with the SCAA 2015 Expo.

“Ethiopian coffee is among the most…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 9, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

YouTube Star and LA Coffee Club Collaborate for Common Culture Coffee Line

By: Daily Coffee News

Connor Franta, one of the most popular people on the internet, has launched a limited edition coffee line with charitable ties to Africa called Common…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 9, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

India's coffee exports to fall 10% on lower arabica output Read more at:

By: The Economic Times

Mumbai; India's annual exports of coffee are set to drop by more than  a tenth in the marketing year ending September 30, hit by lower output of the arabica variety as farmers demand for higher prices erodes overseas competitiveness

Lower shipments by India, the world's…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 6, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sugar, cocoa price rebound as commodities rally

Source: Business Recorder


LONDON: Raw sugar futures rebounded on Tuesday from near one-month lows set in the prior session, buoyed by a broad-based rally in commodity markets.

Cocoa futures also rose after slumping to the lowest level in more than a year on Monday, although arabica coffee continued to be weighed down by an improving outlook in Brazil where crops have benefited from much-needed rains.

"I think some of the commodities have…


Added by Eileen Mulaa on February 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Colombian coffee output makes best start to year since 2008


Colombia's coffee production made its best start to a year since 2008, helping exports to their strongest start in decade, even as concerns remain over drought-hit plantations in neighbouring Brazil.

Farmers in Colombia, the second biggest grower of arabica beans, produced 1.09m bags of coffee last month – the highest January figure since 2008, the Fedecafe producers' group said.

It was also only the fifth…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on February 5, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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