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December 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Sustainability initiatives

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Certification and verification schemes can be powerful tools for value addition, access to a fast-growing market segment and the dissemination of good agricultural, environmental and social practices.

Consumers are demonstrating an increasing interest in the economic, social and environmental aspects of coffee production. As a result, coffee covered by the various initiatives is estimated to constitute 8 percent of world exports of green coffee (see …


Added by Emma Njoki on December 20, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Global Food Group Releases Greenhouse Emissions Rule for Green Coffee

By Daily Coffee News,

Joined by representatives from some of the world’s largest coffee buyers, the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform has released a set of rules related to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in green coffee production.

The new Green Coffee Product Category R…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on December 20, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

$4 Million Nestlé Farm to Bring 27 Million Coffee Plants to Ivory Coast

By Daily Coffee News

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, has developed a $4 million USD coffee and cocoa farm and training center on 30 hectares (74 acres) in Ivory Coast.…

Ivory coast coffee lab farm


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on December 16, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

SCAA Developing U.S. Latte Art Championship for 2014 Event in Seattle

By Daily Coffee News,

Following a late-addition grassroots latte art exhibition for its 2013 Event in Boston, The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is developing a U.S. Latte Art Championship for its 2014 Event in Seattle.

Espresso machine manufact…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on December 3, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments

Is the Coffee Business Broken? Thoughts from Let’s Talk Coffee

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog

This is the question David Griswold, ex-President of the SCAA and co-founder of the innovative coffee importer Sustainable Harvest, asked a panel of coffee luminaries at last month’s Let’s…


Added by Stephen Muriithi on December 3, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

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