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Farmers are seeking holistic ways to manage coffee trees even if they don't seek formal organic certification. Read more


The Committee on Sustainability Assessment describes the benefits of shared indicators in a recent paper on sustainable tea. Read more

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Rwanda’s investment in tea must anticipate and plan for long-term climate changes. Read more


Forecasts of trends in tea and coffee flavors for the coming year are all over the place: ingredient varieties, geographic and cultural origins, customer motivations and demographics, and new categories. Read more


As the variety of ingredients increases along with concomitant differences in size, texture, density, chemistry, and ease of mixing, this is not simply a matter of pouring, shaking, and filling bags. Read more


Dan Bolton,STiR managing editorFrom the Managing Editor:

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain from the Ground Up

In tea, every sustainable supply chain is built from the ground up. Eventually every tea supplier will conclude that revealing the source of its tea, documenting social and labor conditions at origin; adhering to standards monitored by third-party certifiers, and even publishing the safety records at factories where it is processed – all this and more transparency is essential.

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