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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.

Nestlé opens Quirino province coffee buying station in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – A Nestlé satellite coffee buying station was recently opened in Diffun, Quirino province in North Luzon to enable producers in the area to sell their green coffee beans with greater convenience consistent with prevailing world market price. Nestlé coffee buying stations in the country are all located strategically ...

New recyclable cup can hold hot coffee for more than two days

KOTKA, Finland – Kotkamills, a wood and paper producer from southeast Finland, has received certification for using a new grade of plastics-free paperboard it has developed for food packaging. A disposable coffee cup without the standard polyethylene coating - making it 100% recyclable - has also passed all of the requisite tests ...

BioNovelus attends First World Coffee Producers Forum in Colombia

PHOENIX, U.S. – BioNovelus (ONOV) CEO and Founder, Jean Ekobo, took a prominent role in the First World Coffee Producers Forum in Medellin, Colombia, July 10 to 12. The forum was organized by a conglomerate of coffee producing countries. It brought together key players from the coffee production chain including exporters, importers ...

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 ...

Fair trade is not doing enough for coffee – senior UN advisor Jeffrey Sachs

MEDELLIN, Colombia – A small extra 5¢ in the final price of a cup of coffee, but directly paid to producers, would significantly improve their income, said world-renowned sustainable development expert Jeffrey Sachs at the 1st World Coffee Producers Forum. “We need to revisit mechanisms for making consumers pay ...

Coffee is an anchor for rural development–former US president Bill Clinton

MEDELLIN, Colombia – Former US President Bill Clinton, recognized for his poverty alleviation and rural development efforts, said coffee is an anchor for rural development during his participation in the 1st World Coffee Producers Forum. Mr. Clinton participated in the panel “Economic Sustainability and Rural Development to ...

7-Eleven gives Millennials what they want: sustainably sourced coffee

Convenience retailer 7-Eleven, citing a 2016 study which found that sustainably sourced coffee is recognized by almost half of Millennials as an important attribute when making their selection, is swapping the Colombian coffee now served at its stories for a new Rainforest Alliance Certified, single-origin Colombian coffee.

How one reusable coffee sleeve is helping create a zero-waste future

Self-driving cars, solar panels and groundbreaking carbon-capturing technologies are essential tools in combating climate change and propelling the shift towards a more sustainable future, but complex, large-scale solutions aren’t the only ones driving change. New twists on seemingly inconsequential items that we use every day ...

World Coffee Producers Forum plots roadmap to face common challenges

MEDELLIN, Colombia – The first World Coffee Producers Forum, which brought together representatives of the whole coffee value chain, concluded this Wednesday with a Final Declaration that includes an Action Plan to face common challenges, among other specific measures.