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Here is why Canadians should demand a more eco-friendly cup of coffee

Coffee is Canada's most consumed beverage, even more than tap water. Coffee is the second-most traded commodity after crude oil, worth over $100 billion worldwide. The Coffee industry in Canada is around $10 billion. Of the traditional importing markets for coffee — North America, Europe and Japan, Canada is showing the fastest ...

Why British coffee and tea maker Taylors prioritizes supplier resilience

Businesses no longer need to be convinced that the world is changing at an alarming rate. That’s old news. Today’s companies understand that global warming is happening now, that weather patterns are increasingly unpredictable and that millions are at risk from rising sea levels in some parts of the world and water shortages in others.

Tropical Pacific warmer than average, but ENSO neutral to stay for 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral. All climate models surveyed by the Bureau indicate the tropical Pacific Ocean is likely to stay ENSO neutral for the rest of 2017. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central tropical Pacific (the NINO3.4 region) have been warmer than average, though ...

ICO’ head says main challenge for the coffee sector is sustainability

LONDON ─ The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, Mr José Sette, gave a speech in the opening ceremony of the World Coffee Producers Forum, which took place in Medellin, Colombia from 10 to 12 July 2017. Mr Sette stressed that ...

Global Coffee producers gather in Colombia to talk industry challenges

MEDELLIN, Colombia – The first ever World Coffee Producers Forum wrapped up in one of the world’s top coffee producing countries, Colombia. Experts from over forty countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, addressed sustainability challenges to this globally important crop.

Ireland moves a step closer to banning the use of plastic coffee cups

DUBLIN, Ireland – Ireland has moved a step closer to banning the use of plastic coffee cups in favour of biodegradable alternatives by 2020. In Britain, an estimated 2.5billion disposable coffee cups are used each year, creating approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste.

Tropical Pacific Ocean remains ENSO neutral, reports Australian BOM

MELBOURNE, Australia – The tropical Pacific Ocean is currently neutral, reports the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Most climate models indicate the Pacific is likely to remain ENSO neutral for the remainder of 2017. This means the Bureau’s ENSO Outlook is currently INACTIVE ...

UK Coffee Week raises record sum for Water Projects at origin

The UK Coffee Week was the most successful campaign to date. Over 4500 donors and sponsors came together between 10-16 April 2017 to help bring clean drinking water and sanitation to coffee growing communities. The money raised will go to fund clean water and sanitation facilities ...

La Marzocco inaugurates a new well with platform in Tanzanian village

SCARPERIA, Italy – La Marzocco is happy to announce, on behalf of the Songwa Estates partners, La Marzocco, Mahlkönig and Probat, that its sustainable innovation efforts through Hands for Songwa has led to the construction of wells with modern pump and cement platforms within the vicinity of the coffee farm, Songwa Estates, Mbeya, Tanzania.

Climate: El Niño WATCH cancelled; ENSO neutral likely for 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – The BOM's ENSO Outlook has been reset to INACTIVE after an easing of climate model outlooks, and a reversal of the early autumn warming in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. In the atmosphere, the trade winds and ...