Monthly Archives: June 2015

South Sudan Coffee gets to Nespresso thanks to George Clooney

When it comes to celebrities and their causes, there is perhaps no more indelible pairing than George Clooney and the nation of South Sudan. In the southwestern state of Central Equatoria, 300 farmers are tending to some 20,000 newly planted … Continue reading

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Hugh Jackman stars in Fair Trade Documentary

The coffee you’re drinking may harm people or the planet, and Hugh Jackman wants to change that. The Australian actor, best known for his role as Wolverine on X-Men, stars in a new documentary exploring the role that socially responsible … Continue reading

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WP: Why the worst time to drink coffee is actually in the morning

Coffee has ingrained itself in the mechanisms of so many people’s early morning routines. There is something romantic about brewing a carafe, or holding a freshly bought cup close, first thing. There is also something practical about it: Sipping piping hot … Continue reading

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Rabobank cuts its forecast for coffee prices

Arabica above the curve On coffee, Rabobank  cut its forecasts for arabica coffee by up to 15 cents a pound, and for London-traded robusta coffee by up to $120 a tonne. The bank’s forecasts remained above the futures curve for … Continue reading

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G-KUP, Vancouver Company, Patents 1st Compostable Coffee Pods

A Vancouver-based company has come up with 100 per cent compostable coffee pods as a solution to uneconomical and incredibly wasteful K-Cups. The plastic single-serve coffee pods designed for Keurig machines have exploded in popularity, but the garbage it creates … Continue reading

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India Set to Record Highest Coffee Production in 2015-16

India Set to Record Highest Coffee Production in 2015-16 All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: June 23, 2015 03:43 IST NEW DELHI:  Coffee production in India is expected to touch a new peak of 3,55,600 tonnes this marketing year starting October, as … Continue reading

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Starbucks pours additional $30M into coffee-farm loans

The coffee giant said it will allocate $30 million to a global fund for farmers to be distributed over the next five years, a follow-up to the program that has applied $20 million since 2010 toward loans made through microfinance … Continue reading

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People used to make a pot of coffee, now they make a cup…. and “consumption” is down

Americans are drinking less and less coffee, thanks in part to K-Cups. According to Reuters, while the country is spending more money on coffee, people are — for the first time in six years — not consuming as much of … Continue reading

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Caficultura nica estancada en 2 millones de quintales

Caficultura nica estancada en 2 millones de quintales Crítica. Producción de café de Nicaragua sigue atascada en dos millones de quintales, critican productores.  Manuel Bejarano  Foto: EFE Ampliar    Foto: EFE Ampliar Nicaragua no ha logrado superar la barrera de los 2 millones de … Continue reading

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