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Fair trade company Levanta Coffee connects consumers to the source

TOLEDO, Ohio, U.S. – Starting July 18, Levanta Coffee hopes to bring better wages to coffee farmers—and better coffee to b...

Port of Santos expands share of coffee exports to new record highs

SANTOS, Brasil – The port of Santos has increased its market share of Brazil’s coffee exports to a new record-high of 87.1 percent in the first half of 2017. This equals to 16.9 million bags, or 1 million tonnes or 36,722 TEU. The port is on track on track to ship 76,000 TEU of java by the end of the year ...

Tanzania to start selling processed coffee products in South Africa

ARUSHA, Tanzania – Tanzania will soon start selling its processed coffee in South Africa as the country encourages exporting processed coffee products instead of raw beans. Adolf Mkenda, Permanent Secretary of Tanzania's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, said Tuesday that the Tanzania Trade Development Authority ...

Youngevity International, Inc. debuts on the NASDAQ Capital Market

SAN DIEGO, CA, U.S. – Youngevity International, Inc., a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, and a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the ...

Swiss trader Sucafina announces JV with Brazilian company Monte Alegre

GENEVA, Switzerland – Sucafina announced yesterday a joint venture with Cia Agropecuária Monte Alegre, the soul of the best Brazilian coffees – sustainably produced across 2,300 hectares out of a total estate area of around 18,124 hectares. “The partnership with Monte Alegre is the result of a successful, personal relationship for ...

Vietnam joins tea, coffee festival at UN headquarters in New York

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam and 14 other world leading tea and coffee exporters, including China, the Philippines and India took part in a tea and coffee festival at the United Nations headquarters in New York on May 18. The event was organised by the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) and the association of wives of Arab diplomats in the UN.

Chinese city of Chongqing becomes world’s major coffee distribution hub

CHONGQING, People’s Republic of China – Chongqing in southwest of China has become one of the world's major distribution centre and country's largest e-commerce platform for coffee. Even though Chongqing does not produce coffee beans, the coffee exchange has benefitted from the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe railway that runs directly ...

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee wins Queen’s awards for sustainability

LONDON, UK – Union Hand-Roasted Coffee has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success in sustainability. Union is one of the UK’s most established craft coffee roasters, and has won the award for its pioneering business model Union Direct Trade ...

Commodities group sees Brazilian production down by 20 percent in 2017/18

MILAN – Coffee production in Brazil is likely to drop between 15 and 20 percent on year due to the off-year in the biennial cycle, according to Joseph Reiner - global head of coffee for Chinese commodities group COFCO. The estimate is based on a field survey led by the company’s research team in the past weeks.

Germany’s most sustainably transported coffee arrives on Earth Day

BREMEN, Germany – Organic coffee transported between continents by wind, the sailing cargo ship the Avontuur will arrive in Bremen, Germany on Earth Day 2017 signalling a foundational shift towards a truly sustainable shipping culture. Timbercoast, the owner of the Avontuur, with their partners at SLOKOFFIE are accelerating the development of ...