Kelly Stein

Temperature increases make southern Brazil, once a powerhouse of production, coffee-friendly again. more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

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

Nature and Society in Sacred Balance

Photo courtesy ANEI website

The Arhuaco people of Colombia are one of four indigenous groups of coffee producers whose sustainable practices go well beyond marketing strategies. Maintaining balance with nature is their life philosophy, their cultural identity. more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features



Coffee plantations require more detailed information than other plantations, according to Felipe Lopes, a specialist with Geoplanta Precisão. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM

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

Coffee is much more than aroma, body, acidity, sweetness, or bitterness on the tongue for families that produce coffee in Colombia. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

COE 100 - 02

Grower Cândido Vladimir Ladeia Rosa, along with top four award winners, helped put Bahia state on the specialty coffee map. (Photo by Joel Shuler courtesy BSCA)

The 100th Cup of Excellence revealed a Brazil of small farms, hand-picked cherries, and superior washed coffees with cupping scores of 90+ from known growing regions. The big surprise was a sweep of the top five awards by growers in Bahia. more

Dec 15, 2014 12:00 AM News

ExpoEspeciales was four intense days of simultaneous activities with one goal: to promote Colombian specialty coffee. more

Dec 15, 2014 12:00 AM News

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