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A book on the success of Ghana’s cocoa sector available for download

ACCRA, Ghana — The doubling of cocoa production since 2000 and rising farmer incomes have marked a transformation in Ghana...

Costa Rican government to scrap a 30-year ban on Robusta growing

MILAN – Costa Rica is ready to lift a 30-year ban on growing Robusta coffee, official sources confirmed on Friday. The Min...

Prime Minister dissolves the Tanzania Coffee Development Trust Fund

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa last week dissolved the Tanzania Coffee Development Trust Fund (TCDF), saying it was not le...

Kenya: New plan brewing to make farming of coffee profitable again

ROME, Italy – A coffee farmers union in Kenya has come up with a four-year strategy that it hopes will get the ailing sub-...

Ministry to promulgate new regulations for coffee blending in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries says steps are being taken to promulgate...

Drinking coffee on planes is safe. Outdated information is the real threat

After a day of breathing dry, re-circulated air in the airport and on the plane, a cool glass of water or a comforting cup...

Vancouver City Council wants public consultation on disposable cups

VANCOUVER, Canada – Vancouver is pushing ahead with a plan to shift away from coffee cups and other single-use items cluttering up trash cans. City council voted unanimously Tuesday to support public consultations on how to reduce disposable cups, foam takeout containers and plastic bags – with the result being a potential outright ban on items.

Kenyan government to gazette new regulations to boost coffee earnings

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya plans to gazette coffee regulations next month that will help to boost earnings from the sector. ...

Adapting labor regulations to the realities of the Colombian coffee growing sector

BOGOTA, Colombia – The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) are working together to adapt labor regulations ...

US FTC wins summary judgment against pitchman of deceptive green coffee weight-loss ads

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court judge issued a summary decision and judgment against...