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The Birth of Coffee Science

Photo courtesy of IAC

A century ago, the countryside town of Campinas was the high-tech center of coffee production in Brazil and, probably in the world. Founded in 1887, it will celebrate its 130-year anniversary in June. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

'Voiceless' Women in  Brazil Raise a Shout

Photo courtesy Ernesto Ricciardi, Coffee Museum, Santos, Brazil.

Two important international coffee reports on the contributions of women in coffee largely dismiss women’s role in Brazil, prompting outcry and a national survey to quantify their participation. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features 2 Comments

Robusta varietals were first planted in Brazil only 60 years ago* at Cachoeiro de Itapamerim but commercial farms did not spread far until the 1990s. Today Brazil is the second largest robusta producer in the world with coffee covering 2.5 million ac more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Features

Robusta shortfall in Brazil

Photo courtesy INCAPER

Solubles manufacturers in the world’s largest robusta producing country may be forced to import coffee. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Coffee is one of the most volatile commodities. Unpredictable weather is always a factor in pricing as it determines harvest volume and crop quality, impacting supply and demand – but this cycle has given traders and roasters variables to consider. more

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Managing the entire length of a coffee chain is a business bet that is paying off for a Brooklyn roastery, its two farms, and mill and warehouse in Brazil and a coffee shop in the heart of New York City. more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The worst drought in 80 years in Brazil has led to daily rationing in smaller cities. The two main reservoirs serving Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, could dry out by February. more

Oct 11, 2016 12:00 AM News

An ongoing drought is sending ripple effects through the robusta supply chain. As inventories decrease, warehouse employees are facing layoffs. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Rains throughout the southern half of Brazil’s arabica coffee region have prompted early flowering and a possible early 2017 harvest. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:17 AM Coffee Report

A benchmark study released in June estimated what a living wage should be for coffee workers in Minais Gerais. more

Aug 1, 2016 8:00 AM Coffee Report

Coffee stocks worldwide have been reduced as more frequent extreme weather creates difficult conditions in Brazil. Recent forecasts of frost there suggest continuing commodity market volatility. more

Aug 1, 2016 8:00 AM Coffee Report

When his father decided to abandon coffee farming at the family’s Fazenda Santa Margarida, Mariano Martins left the city and let his imagination take him to a largely unexplored coffee segment — naturally flavored coffee. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Michael Sheridan's series on the Coffeelands blog about modern day slavery in Brazil summarizes important context and concepts for all in coffee. more

Jan 18, 2016 8:00 AM Coffee Report

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Photo by Dan Bolton/StiR Tea & Coffee

Specialty coffee roasters around the globe spent a record R $1.4 million (US $365,000) last week on the best of Brazil’s 2014/15 arabica harvest. more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM News

Specialty coffee roasters around the globe spent a record R$ 1.4 million (US$365,000) this week on the best of Brazil’s 2014/15 arabica harvest. more

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM News

Immediately after Antonio Rigno de Oliveira accepted the top prize at the Cup of Excellence ceremony in Pocos de Caldas Brazil we asked what led to his win. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

Growers and roasters are familiar with coffee varietals mundo novo and catuaí. How about icatu, obata, tupi, red caturra, yellow caturra, and yellow bourbon? All are Brazilian and each owes its existance to the Instituto Agronômico de Campinas. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

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Photo by Dan Bolton/STiR Tea & Coffee

In a country rich in coffee history Isabela Raposeiras and the Coffee Lab she founded is a modern pioneer and champion of Brazil’s specialty coffee. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Advances in geospatial coffee farming conserve water, maximize yield, and can reduce production costs as much as 30 percent. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Coffee consumption has tripled in the past six years and while roast and ground coffee remains the first choice in a majority of Brazilian homes single-serve is leading the way in growth in value. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

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