Saturday, September 23, 2017


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Coffee industry gives deaf community in South Africa a boost

Italian premium coffee brand Lavazza and SPAR Bean Tree coffee shops have partnered to support the deaf community in South...

National sustainability curriculum of Arabica launched in Indonesia

The Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI) has launched a National Sustainability Curriculum for Arabica (NSC-A)...

A Christchurch cafe is using the power of coffee to solve global problems

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – It's Friday morning and the Addington Coffee Co-op is bustling with the busy brunch crowd. Today's customers include mums and babies on the comfy couches, business types conducting meetings over the tables and solo customers plugging away at laptops.

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 ...

Colombian farmers move from coca to coffee with Starbucks support

MANIZALES, Colombia – Alfredo Nuno’s morning ritual has been the same for the past 18 years: Wake up, grind coffee beans, pour the grounds into a coffee press, let them steep in water, take a sip – and feel the past and present rise up and meet. It’s a humbling moment, he said on a recent morning.

SA literacy organisation teams up with coffee company to bring awareness

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The campaign is one that seeks to highlight the power and joy of reading. Learners from across South Africa’s provinces were invited to design their very own coffee sleeve based on the reasons why they love reading. Illiteracy is a major concern among primary school goers in South Africa ...

Coffee for Karma: Brno man gives out free coffee for good deeds

BRNO, Czech Repblic – You can buy coffee with the currency of karma. In Brno, Libor Hoření is giving out free coffee to those who have done good deeds. Hoření started Dobro Káva, a coffee stand trying to make the Czech Republic a better place. The coffee stand is in Cabbage Square Market (Zelném trhu).

Starbucks to hire thousands of refugees to serve Europeans coffee

SEATTLE, U.S. – American coffeehouse chain Starbucks said on Tuesday it would employ 2,500 refugees in its European stores by 2022. It is a part of a global program to provide jobs for refugees announced in January.

Lutheran World Relief and THRIVE Farmers announce new venture

BALTIMORE, U.S. – Lutheran World Relief (LWR), in partnership with THRIVE Farmers, has announced the launch of LWR Farmers Market Coffee, sourced directly from farmers in Nicaragua. This new venture — now accepting pre-orders — brings LWR, a faith-based international humanitarian organization with decades of experience working ...