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Tracking a seed from farm to cup seems simple. But documenting every step is quite complicated. Now consider blends that mix coffee from hundreds of growers from multiple origins in differing ratios for recipes that vary by season. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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Levanta Coffee is changing its name to better reflect its commitment to coffee farmers. The company is now Farmers First Coffee Company. more

Oct 15, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Sainsbury’s announcement that it is bringing oversight of its sustainable sourcing in-house has alarmed many supporters of the Fair Trade, UZI, the Rainforest Alliance, and organic certification schemes. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The concept of “disruption” isn’t limited to the high-tech industry. Just ask Ahmed Rahim, co-founder of Numi Organic Tea. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Hong Peng is responsible for one of China's largest Fair Trade certified tea cooperatives. A graduate of the Wuyuan Tea School and an expert on organic agriculture, Peng was first in China to export organic certified Chinese tea to the West. more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Technified coffee undergoes renewed scrutiny in research conducted at the University of Kansas. more

Nov 16, 2015 6:32 PM Coffee Report

Organic certification was a relatively new concept when Stassen Bio Garden recognized its importance both to the planet and to the economy. It was 1987, and the tea estate made the decision to certify one of its tea gardens. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

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