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Demus S.p.A. awarded OHSAS 18001 Safety Assessment Certification

TRIESTE, Italy – Demus Spa has just been found compliant with the International Standard OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification after a thorough examination by DNV GL. With this certification, Demus Spa ensures adherence to the requirements of the Management System of Health and Safety ...

Sustainable coffee cups manufactured to mark Hull UK City of Culture

ULL, UK – A series of distinctive coffee cups carrying the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification have been manufactured to mark Hull becoming UK City of Culture. Paper cup manufacture Benders Papers Cups produced the range for its client Falkingham & Taylor (Vending).

The Sustainability Progress Framework: Focusing on what we can change

BONN, Germany – “We should be careful to start by concentrating on what we can change, don’t ask for information you don't need to improve the plight of farmers.” This was advice from one of the global experts at the Sustainable Food Lab Performance Measurement Practitioners Workshop, which is particularly relevant for GCP ...

The Barista League to host panel about certifications in specialty coffee

GÖTEBORG, Sweden – On March 26 from 12:00 to 14:30, The Barista League will host a special educational panel discussion about certifications in specialty coffee. Why are certifications so difficult to talk about, what they really doing for the producers of our coffee, and how ethical are we really being when we buy, sell and drink our coffee.

Gorilla Conservation Coffee: Saving gorillas in Uganda … one sip at a time

KAMPALA, Uganda – Gorilla Conservation Coffee Saving gorillas - one sip at a time Gorilla Conservation Coffee was founded on the belief that conservation will succeed when communities are involved. We strive to provide alternative income streams and markets for the local farmers through training them to improve coffee production ...

Aroma Bravo offers 100% organic coffee to health-conscious consumers

CARSON CITY, NV, U.S. – Now that more awareness about the health risks of GMO crops have been exposed, consumers have become much smarter when it comes to buying food. This doesn’t just cover fruits and vegetables, but also popular commodities like coffee. Many coffee lovers are actually now switching to organic coffee ...

Starbucks adds Visitor Center to its Costa Rican farm, Hacienda Alsacia

SEATTLE, U.S. – Starbucks Coffee Company will be developing a visitor center on the grounds of its wholly owned coffee farm, Hacienda Alsacia. Purchased almost four years ago, Hacienda Alsacia is located in Costa Rica on the slopes of the Poas volcano and serves as a global Research and Development facility and working farm for Starbucks.

Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry under threat by coffee berry borer

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – THE Papua New Guinea Government is expected to announce measures this week to fight the coffee berry borer which threatens the K700 million (US$220 million) industry in the Highlands. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Tommy Tomscoll is expected to make the announcement and invoke ...

Dak Lak strives to gain global recognition for Buon Ma Thuot Coffee

BUON MA THUOT, Dak Lak, Vietnam – Up to 10 countries worldwide have approved trademark protection registration for “Buon Ma Thuot Coffee”, a brand in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. These countries are the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, Singapore, China, Thailand, Canada and Russia.

Towards achieving sustainability in the Colombian coffee industry by 2017

CHINCHINÁ, Caldas – The collective construction of the code of conduct that will articulate the Café de Colombia sustainability standard is on its way. Representatives of the National Coffee Research Center (Cenicafé), Almacafé, Buencafé, Procafecol, the Manuel Mejía Foundation, the Extension Service ...