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GCP supports Alliance for Sustainable Coffee partnership launch in Perú

LIMA, Perú – On Tuesday 16 May, the Global Coffee Platform, the Cámara Peruana del Café y Cacao and the Junta Nacional del Café announced their agreement to launch a national collaboration called the Alianza para el Café Sostenible to spark further action and alignment in the sector.

New Italian Food Union to protect unique identity of national products

MILAN – Two of the largest food trade associations in Italy have joined forces at the end of March to create the new Unione Italiana Food (Italian Food Union), an entity that represents 450 companies and is the biggest of the industry at European level. It's main goals are to enhance the value of the products that symbolize Italian food ...

WCSA at Host Milano looks for ways of taking up challenges to come

MILAN – WCSA, which stands for the Western Convenience Store Association, is one of the Canadian associations that have signed an agreement with HostMilano: a way of getting a larger number of high-profile professional visitors from a part of the world with considerable growth potential to come to the forthcoming edition.

First World Coffee Producers Forum to be held in Medellín, Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia –Besides the recognized expert and leader in sustainable development Professor Jeffrey Sachs as keynote speaker, the program of the first World Coffee Producers Forum includes figures of international stature and will address issues of great importance for the entire coffee industry, making this event a must.

Australian Specialty Coffee Association to hold Special General Meeting at MICE

MELBOURNE, Australia – The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday 30 March at 4pm during the Melbourne International Coffee Expo. All sponsors, members, and the general industry is welcome to attend the event, where we will open the floor ...

FNC’s Quality Competition: Finalists selected after rigorous tasting rounds

BOGOTA, Colombia – After three rigorous cup tasting rounds, Almacafé, the logistics arm of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), selected the finalist lots of the 2nd National Quality Competition: “Colombia, Land of Diversity.” The 70 lots (2 for Large Lots and 68 for Small Lots) come from 14 coffee departments.

U.S. daily coffee consumption sharply up on year, says NCA’s report

MILAN – More and more Americans drink coffee on a daily basis, according to NCA’s 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) consumption tracking report. Conducted annually since 1950, the report provides the longest available statistical series tracking consumer attitudes and behaviors in the U.S market.

British Coffee Association appoints Finlay Beverages’ Ian Bryson as Chair

LONDON, UK – The British Coffee Association (BCA), has appointed Ian Bryson from Finlay Beverages as the Association’s new Chair. The move comes at a time when the BCA has started to take significant new strides in aligning the industry on key issues surrounding sustainability, responsible sourcing ...

British Coffee Association hosts the 29th Industry Educational Seminar

LONDON, UK – Between 4 – 6th April 2017 the British Coffee Association (BCA) will be hosting the 29th industry educational seminar at the M by Montcalm Tech City – Shoreditch, London. The three-day industry seminar is a journey through the coffee industry from seed all the way through to cup, it covers all facets of ...

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 ...