Source: The Independent Magazine, Uganda.
Hundreds of coffee farmers in districts of Lwengo, Sembabule, Masaka were left counting their losses after the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) shut down thirty coffee factories last week over alleged unripe coffee.
The action has rendered…Continue
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By Charles Onyango-Obbo
Source: The East African
A few days ago, there was a story tucked away inside Kenya’s Standard newspaper.
It said coffee factories in western Kenya had closed, because farmers were no longer selling the beans to them. They were selling it to, wait for it, Uganda!
In Uganda, they were quoted saying, they were getting the equivalent of Ksh100 ($1) per kilo. At home, however, they were getting only…
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By Rita Yu
Source: CSR Asia
Coffee production and consumption have risen considerably over the past few decades, with 2.25 billion cups of coffee being consumed daily worldwide. But the future availability and price of coffee are going to be impacted by climate change and farmers who grow it may lose their livelihoods.
Coffee is cultivated mostly in developing countries along the “Bean Belt” – which comprises around 70 countries, including Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia,…Continue
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By Jane Wakefield Source: BBC
Green entrepreneur Arthur Kay wants the red buses that have become a landmark of London to run on fuel generated by coffee waste.
He runs Biobean, a start-up which is gathering waste from coffee chains such as Costa and converting it into liquid fuel.
The firm is due to unveil a coffee-run bus in the capital in a few weeks.
In London, the need to get cleaner air is vital -…Continue
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By Nick Brown. Source: Daily Coffee News
The relationship between buyers and producers is in many ways the engine that drives upmarket specialty coffee, especially as traceability, farm to cup, direct trade and related concepts are gaining traction among conscientious consumers. Of course, this relationship can be a fuzzy one, naturally limited by lack of direct or meaningful access between these two key, independent links in the specialty coffee chain.
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Source: International Coffee Organization (ICO)
Coffee prices continued to fall as the market remains well supplied and inventories in consuming countries are high as a result of strong exports in the first seven months of the coffee year. For the first time in three years, Colombian Milds traded above Other Milds. Finally, Conab have released their second estimate of production in Brazil for 2017/18, which they forecast is to decrease by 11.3% to 45.56 million bags compared to crop…Continue
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Source: Business Green
New supply chain sustainability certification organisation to continue under…Continue
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Written by Danielle Kilbride.
Source: Perfect Daily Grind.
Ripe coffee cherries in Tanzania. Credit: Olam…Continue
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By: Maro, G.P; Monyo, H; Nkya, E & Teri, J.M.
Source: Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI).
The objective of this work was to review critically the relationship between soil fertility status and coffee productivity in the Tanzanian coffee growing areas. An inventory of soil-related information for the coffee areas in the country was made by TACRI through…Continue
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By TIM MCDONNELL
If you've ever bought coffee labeled "Uganda" and wondered what life is like in that faraway place where the beans were grown, now's your chance to see how climate change has affected the lives of Ugandan coffee farmers — through their own eyes.
Rising temperatures and prolonged drought can make coffee trees less productive and increase their exposure to pests and diseases. This is especially a problem in Uganda, where nearly…Continue
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By ZAC CADWALADER Source: Sprudge
It’s not a lack of coffee that gives me a headache, it’s all the stupid questions that seem to swarm around my uncaffeinated moments. Surely I can’t be required to know with 100% accuracy if I’ve already changed my six-month old daughter’s diaper or not when I haven’t had any coffee. That’s downright unreasonable, right?
Obviously, not having coffee doesn’t have much effect on me, but others aren’t so lucky. Headaches, lethargy,…Continue
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By: Bina Betiati
Source: Jakarta Post
What could unite a café owner, IT specialists, a financial expert, an environmentalist, a barista and an employee of an energy company? It’s coffee. They all went on a recent trip organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) to Central Aceh and Bener Meriah, both in Aceh province, to explore the…Continue
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By Howard Bryman Source: Daily Coffee News.
In three short years, Austin, Texas-based High Brew Coffee has achieved an impressive extent of market presence with its canned RTD cold brew products, which are already fixtures on shelves across the United States in such major chain grocery stores as Whole Foods, Target, Safeway and more.
In its first round of venture capital fundraising last year…Continue
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Source: Let's Talk Coffee website.
Taking place June 7-11 in Kigali, Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda will unite coffee producers with specialty-coffee buyers, government officials, and baristas from around the world to discuss pressing issues in the coffee industry, strengthen business relationships, and…Continue
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Source: The Citizen Newspaper
Moshi — Coffee growers at Manushi-Sinde cooperative society in Kilimanjaro Region have received another boost for their industry after the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) granted them Sh200 million.
The grant will be used to enhance the cultivation of the cash crop which has dropped in recent years due to falling producer prices locally and in the export market.…Continue
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Source: Indian Express
Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day may halve the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, researchers say.
The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, showed that the more coffee consumed, the greater was the protection against hepatocellular cancer (HCC) — the second leading cause of cancer death globally.
Drinking one cup more of caffeinated coffee a day was associated with a 20 per cent reduction in…Continue
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By: Chloe Winter
"The larger, more established roasters may have more available capital to fund property purchases."
Gichard's business, which is one of New Zealand's largest provincial coffee roasters, leases its roasting space.
"Most roasters generally only need one wholesale roasting site, depending on roaster…Continue
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