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Demus S.p.A. awarded OHSAS 18001 Safety Assessment Certification

TRIESTE, Italy – Demus Spa has just been found compliant with the International Standard OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification after a thorough examination by DNV GL. With this certification, Demus Spa ensures adherence to the requirements of the Management System of Health and Safety ...

Sustainable coffee cups manufactured to mark Hull UK City of Culture

ULL, UK – A series of distinctive coffee cups carrying the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification have been manufactured to mark Hull becoming UK City of Culture. Paper cup manufacture Benders Papers Cups produced the range for its client Falkingham & Taylor (Vending).

Scientists improve Vietnam’s coffee processing with enzyme technology

HANOI – There are two major methods – wet and dry processing – to process harvested coffee beans. In the traditional method of dry processing, coffee beans are cleaned and dried under the sun for 7-10 days before they are husked. In bad weather with too much rain and little sun, farmers have to dry coffee beans with driers, but ...

Climate change to be the biggest threat to coffee supply in the future

HELSINKI, Finland – “It is quite possible that by 2080 coffee will have become a rare treat for a lucky few. The biggest threat to the supply of coffee is climate change, but fortunately there is still a lot that can be done. However, the climate effort must involve everyone – governments, companies, coffee growers as well as ...

How Colombian coffee growers are adapting to a changing climate

MEDELLÍN, Colombia – Although petroleum is easily Colombia's biggest export, the one more associated with Colombia is coffee. Coffee is both a point of pride and a significant economic driver for Colombia. Coffee cultivation employs approximately 570,000 families, providing 800,000 direct jobs and another 1.6 million indirect jobs ...

Papua New Guinea yet to determine spread of coffee borer beetle

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Authorities in Papua New Guinea are scrambling to determine how far coffee borer beetle has spread across the country. Native to Africa, the beetle is considered one of the most harmful coffee crop pests in the world. The Ministry of Agriculture said 80 percent of PNG's coffee production could be lost if ...

Canada: Coffee pods served up en masse to Burnaby energy plant

BURNABY, Canada – The leading producers of non-reusable coffee pods are trying to make a dent in the amount of waste flowing into Canadian landfills. The tricky part is that single-serve pods made by Keurig and Nespresso aren’t easily recycled. Add to that, 40 per cent of Canadians say they have a pod-based coffee machine in their home ...

Cocoa industry announces cooperative initiative to end deforestation

LONDON, UK – Twelve of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.

Gorilla Conservation Coffee: Saving gorillas in Uganda … one sip at a time

KAMPALA, Uganda – Gorilla Conservation Coffee Saving gorillas - one sip at a time Gorilla Conservation Coffee was founded on the belief that conservation will succeed when communities are involved. We strive to provide alternative income streams and markets for the local farmers through training them to improve coffee production ...

El Niño WATCH: six of eight models suggest El Niño by July, says BOM

MELBOURNE, Australia – The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is neutral. However, model outlooks and recent warming in the Pacific Ocean mean there is an increased chance of El Niño forming later this year. The ENSO Outlook of the Bureau of Meteorology of the Australian Government (BOM) is currently at ...