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Blockchain is the new buzz word; everyone is talking about this panacea for all business ills, and yet the reality is less than promised for this Bitcoin-inspired wizardry. more

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Tim Heinze has sourced and graded coffee in Yunnan and the greater Mekong region (Laos & Thailand) since 2009. His insight, experience, and passion provide a glimpse into the growing China coffee opportunities. more

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Third-party certifications heralded as progressive solutions are souring for producers as the priority of marketing engagement trumps poverty relief. more

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Two pilot programs designed to trace green coffee from countries of origin are underway using new blockchain technology developed by bext360. more

Coffee Report

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

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Linking coffee cooperatives and smallholder farmers to other parts of the supply chain would be a lot easier with real-time analysis and verification of their coffee crop quality and payment on the spot reasoned the founders of Colorado-based bext360 more

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