Friday, September 22, 2017


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Uganda’s first-ever coffee auction to take place in January 2018

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda Coffee Development Authority in partnership with the African Fine Coffees Association will provid...

7-Eleven launches new single-origin certified Colombian coffee

IRVING, Texas, U.S. – After introducing two Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees in six months, 7-Eleven, Inc. is making its biggest product commitment to sustainability with the switch to a new Rainforest Alliance Certified single-origin Colombian coffee. Introduced in June, the new brew will replace the Colombian coffee now offered ...

Costa Rican coffee fetches record price at Cup of Excellence auction

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – Coffee from Finca don Antonio, in Copey de Dota which is cultivated at between 1,800 to 2,200 meters above sea level, reached a record price in the electronic auction organized by contest Taza de la Excelencia (Cup of Excellence), organization headquartered in Portland Oregon ...

Mondelez International advances forest-protection efforts in West Africa

DEERFIELD, Ill., U.S. – Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International's signature sustainable sourcing program, will collaborate with governments in West Africa to reduce deforestation in the cocoa supply chain. The company has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Côte d'Ivoire's Ministry of Environment as part of ...

Vietnam promotes sustainable coffee production to improve incomes

DAK LAK, Vietnam – Coffee growers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have applied internationally-recognised programmes on sustainable coffee production to raise their incomes, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Nepal Coffee collective trademark to be listed in seven more markets

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal has registered the Nepal Coffee collective trademark in seven more markets—South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand and Hong Kong. The brand had been registered only in the European Union (EU) previously. The Nepal Coffee Producers’ Association (NCPA), which has been authorised to ...

Cargill, Solidaridad and Biocosta establish palm oil sustainability program

MINNEAPOLIS, U.S. – Cargill, in collaboration with the international nonprofit Solidaridad and the Colombian-based international trading company, C.I. Biocosta S.A., announced today a new palm oil smallholder sustainability program in Colombia aimed at improving agricultural practices and farmer livelihoods.

Ethiopian Women’s Coffees featured at World of Coffee Budapest

GENEVA, Switzerland – Two cupping sessions at the World of Coffee event in Budapest will feature coffees from representatives of the Ethiopian Women in Coffee association (EWiC), including cup quality competition winners.

Rust-resistant variety scores 90 points in Nicaragua CoE competition

COLLEGE STATION, TX, U.S. – A coffee variety called Centroamericano, part of a new class of F1 hybrid varieties, has proven its quality potential by earning a score of 90 out of 100 points in the world’s leading competition and award for high quality coffees, the Cup of Excellence, in Nicaragua.

Coalition of over 65 partners agree to actions to make coffee sustainable

ARLINGTON, Va., U.S. – The Sustainable Coffee Challenge, a coalition of over 65 partners including corporations, governments, NGOs and research organizations, today announced the first four Collective Action Networks to further its effort to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world.