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Q&A: Roberto Vélez of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation

Economist Roberto Vélez was recently elected by unanimous vote to lead the 550,000 families that comprise the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation. He talks with STiR editor Dan Bolton in this edition of Q&A. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

Myanmar’s Arabica Awakening

Myanmar has emerged with a reinvigorated entrepreneurial vision after more than six decades of self-imposed isolation by successive military governments. This new enthusiasm for commerce is evident in the emerging coffee industry guided by experts. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

A New Approach to Trade

Morten Wennersgaard is a new kind of coffee trader. He may own a tie, but you will never see him wearing it—he does have several pairs of boots. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Sustainability Matters

Adopting sustainability strategies in beverage packaging is simply good business. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Modern Coffee Trading

Demand is outpacing supply and there is tremendous variance in production estimates. Extreme volatility is the norm for weary traders and current prices discourage planting. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

Loose Leaf Quality at Drive-Thru Speed

The take-away breakfast segment is booming but too often morning tea sales lag. Texas loose leaf tea retailer Teasters Tea Company has discovered a quick-service solution that boosted morning visits by 40-45% thanks to a speedy and versatile brewer f more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Features

Cold Brewed is hot

On a rare sunny Portland dawn, I craved a little sparkle in my morning cup. Venturing into the local Stumptown Coffee Roasters I was delighted to see three varieties of cold coffee. more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Global Solubles

Manufacturing soluble coffee is a growing, profitable and important market stabilizer for coffee producing nations. more »

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Brazil Coffee Consumption

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Dan Bolton

Like their seafaring ancestors, coffee traders can see over the horizon, a skill that combines trading experience with an understanding of market behavior and human insight.

What coffee traders see is trouble ahead.

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