Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fairtrade products fail to help the poor, study finds

Coffee and tea drinkers spending an extra few dollars on Fairtrade-certified products are not actually benefitting the lives of the poorest workers in rural Ethiopia and Uganda, according to a new report. Researchers at the School of Oriental and African … Continue reading

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Barrons reports on Drought

Lack of rain in Brazil has ended hopes for another bumper crop, a situation that is likely to keep arabica prices high this year. By LESLIE JOSEPHS May 24, 2014 Severe drought in Brazil has dashed hopes for yet another … Continue reading

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Nestle reacts to the Mondelez/DE merger on the FT

The head of Nestlé has acknowledged “tougher” competition in the $80bn global coffee market, but brushed off the challenge to the Swiss group’s dominance from the merger of the second and third-largest coffee groups. Bankers expect coffee consolidation to heat up after Mondelez International of the … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Cup of Excellence (The Tico Times)

The anticipation was palpable Friday night as a room of coffee producers from across Costa Rica met at the Costa Rican Coffee Institute’s field office in San Pedro de Barva, Heredia, to hear who would win the honor of the … Continue reading

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AID to fund Roya Research

US to Battle Coffee Fungus in Latin America The U.S. government is stepping in to make sure your favorite cup of joe remains affordable. Right now, a fungus called coffee rust is causing more than $1 billion in crop damage … Continue reading

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