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From www.farmerconnect.com Adding to the growing list of blockchain-based platforms focused on the coffee sector is Farmer Connect, a Swiss-born platform with initial participation from multiple multinational coffee trading organizations. Founded by Dave Behrends, the head of trading at the Geneva-based green coffee trading company Sucafina, the Farmer Connect platform officially launched last month with
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Sustainable, shade-grown coffee in Ai Ni Coffee Farm, Yunnan, China (Image: Karoline Kan/China Dialogue) This is the second of Karoline Kan’s two-part series on coffee growing in the Mekong region. Part one is available here. In a street renovated for Buon Ma Thuot’s seventh biennial coffee festival, tourists sat in cafes watching children sing and dance in the traditional dress of the Ede people.
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Farmer Y Bel Eban in his coffee farm, Krong village, Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam (Image: Karoline Kan/chinadialogue) Drought aggravated by climate change is hurting coffee growers in the Mekong region, and intensive farming techniques are part of the problem. In villages around the city of Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnamese farmers wait for the monsoon that normally arrives
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Honey-process coffee. Daily Coffee News photo. Nearly a year ago, as the current coffee price crisis was becoming painfully apparent to the industry at large, Daily Coffee News published “A New World Coffee Order.” Written by Luis,  the article called for different coffee value chain players to rethink their roles on how they can develop
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The head of global agri-business giant Olam International‘s coffee division, Vivek Verma, today spoke loudly in support of creating a global price stabilization fund for coffee. The timing of Verma’s comments — issued by London- and Singapore-based Olam — is significant not only because it is International Coffee Day, but because coffee prices remain at
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(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Roast Magazine. Links have been added for context.) The story of specialty coffee in Nariño, Colombia, is a story of separation. It’s a story that began in 1945, when Enrique Vásquez, a young paisa from Medellín, ventured to lower Manhattan to learn the coffee
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