Month: January 2020

Coffee being grown in China’s Yunnan province. Daily Coffee News photo by Connie Blumhardt. China’s largest coffee conference has been postponed due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus. Organizers of the China International Specialty Coffee Expo 2020 have announced an indefinite postponement of the event, which was scheduled to take place March 18-22 in
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(Editor’s note: The following comes from an article that appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Roast Magazine. Click here to read the full article. Photos courtesy of The Partnership for Gender Equity.) “Equity” has spurred national and international conversations on race, economics, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, gender and more. The word itself brings
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“Mt Gorongosa – Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique” by Thomas Shahan. The use of this image is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. It has been cropped. See the original here. Nespresso has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique for a project designed to develop approximately 1,000 hectares
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Seedlings at Finca Huixoc. Courtesy photo. Guatemalan coffee has long held a place of honor among specialty coffee roasters. Regional names like Antigua, Cobán, and Huehuetenango are familiar to many, and are frequently synonymous with exceptional quality. The country’s history with coffee runs deep; most historians credit it as the first country in Central America
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Malaysian liberica coffee. All images courtesy of Esham Salam, House of Kendal. Although Coffea Arabica and Coffea Robusta remain by far the world’s two most popular coffee species for commercial cultivation, plant breeders and coffee experts alike have long held the door slightly open for Coffea Liberica. Representing just a portion of 1% of the world’s commercially grown
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From the ICO Coffee Development Report 2019. Among the myriad corporate coffee promotional efforts, retail coffee giveaways and even a #coffeepledge to promote the work of coffee farmers last International Coffee Day (Oct. 1) was a groundbreaking report from the International Coffee Organization (ICO). Produced with financial support from the German economic development ministry, The
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The expanded Algrano staff. Courtesy photo. Swiss coffee trading tech company Algrano has completed another funding round of 4 million Swiss Francs (approximately $4.04 million USD, as of this writing). The investment comes about 18 months after an initial $2 million investment that helped the company relocate its headquarters to Zurich. The company has also
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