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June 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Cocoa Crop in Ivory Coast Seen by Growers Benefiting From Rain

By Olivier Monnier, Bloomberg

Wet weather in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cocoa, is helping to benefit the main harvest that will start in October.

Rain from June 11-20 was as much as double last year’s total in the southwestern Soubre area, including coastal towns of San Pedro, Tabou and Sassandra, according to national weather data. The region…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on June 28, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity

By Anahad O'conno

Pulling up a seat at your favourite coffee shop may be the most efficient way to write a paper or finish a work project. But now a new Web site lets you bring the coffee shop to your cubicle.

The site, called Coffitivity, was inspired by recent research showing that the whoosh of espresso machines and caffeinated chatter typical of most coffee shops creates just the right level of background noise to stimulate…


Added by Emma Njoki on June 27, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Implementing AcopioPlus in Peru

By Wynne Mcauley,  Partnerships, Programs,

A new electronic coffee tracking system has transformed the way coffee is monitored at CAPEMA, a cooperative in Nueva Cajamarca, Peru. Known as …


Added by Emma Njoki on June 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Plans to give Kenyan coffee a global mark of identity

By Sara-christine Gemson, DN2,The Daily Nation

Tucked at the bottom of a bumpy road near the centre of Nyeri town, Kirimara Estate is a picture-perfect scene of flourishing and organised agriculture.

Neat rows of bright green co ffee trees emerge from rich reddish-brown soil. At the…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on June 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

PN Migrates to the south

We are happy to announce that the English speaking Progreso Network platform from now on will be facilitated by the Fair Trade Organization of Kenya (FTOK).

After 4 years of management in the Netherlands by Progreso Foundation, Progreso Network is ready to make an important shift, namely by letting an organization from the South take over the management of Progreso Network. We think it is important that a community for the South is also managed by an organization from the…


Added by Progreso Network on June 17, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Ethiopian Coffee Lab Becomes First in Africa with SCAA Certification


A privately owned coffee laboratory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has become the first coffee lab in Africa certified by the SCAA.

The METAD/Kabu Coffee Quality Control Laboratory was visited two weeks ago by Skip Finley of the SCAA Board of Directors and Marty Curtis of the Coffee Quality Institute, becoming the…


Added by Stephen Muriithi on June 3, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

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