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Researchers at the University of Lavras in Brazil have developed a computational model to optimize coffee yield. Read more

Coffee Report

Growers face challenges but are successfully adapting to trends, new ideas, and markets. Read more

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Coffee grown in full sun generally produces higher yields but researchers at Columbia University and Cornell who applied an economic model to shade-grown coffee suggest farmers will benefit from higher price premiums. Read more

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Frinj Coffee

Photo by Carla Shryock

Farmers in Southern California successfully cultivate specialty coffee at commercial scale for the first time in the United States mainland and Blue Bottle Coffee sells it for $16 a cup. Read more

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Favorable weather and flowering trees suggest good growing conditions for arabica in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer. Read more

Coffee Report

Good agricultural practices, widely promoted in the coffee lands, may actually depress profits. Read more

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A blind cupping by 16 of the best Cup of Excellence judges in the world awarded a complex Brazilian natural all-time record score of 93.60. The coffee from Fazenda Camocim was the first coffee produced by biodynamic methods to ever win the top prize. Read more

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Biodynamic agricultural methods are not popular among producers in Brazil. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

Coffee Report

Myanmar is increasing its share of the international coffee market and the Mandalay Coffee Group is getting credit for much of that success, according to a recent report in the Myanmar Times. Read more

Coffee Report

Cerrado Mineiro is the first coffee-producing region in Brazil to be legally protected as a designation of origin. Read more

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Royal Botanic Gardens researcher Aaron Davis hesitated last year to leap to conclusions despite three intense years of study, but the initial work done by his team showed trouble ahead for Ethiopia’s coffee gardens. Read more

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Robusta shortfall in Brazil

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

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The cradle of coffee may be its salvation as researchers working in Ethiopia identify farm-level adaptations to protect arabica from threats posed by climate change. Read more

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

Coffee Report

Katherine Löfberg is the new chair of International Coffee Partners, a non-profit founded in 2001 to make smallholder coffee farming more competitive and to improve livelihoods for coffee farmers all over the world. Read more

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Yunnan: Arabica Supplier to the World?

Yunnan images courtesy of Louis Dreyfus Commodities

As the global market experiences a chronic shortage of quality arabica coffee, cultivation in southwestern China’s Yunnan province is expanding, attracting international buyers and investors. But will it be enough to ease the bottle neck? Read more

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It may seem that the “Yunnan coffee pie” has been pretty much gobbled up by global traders and huge multinational corporations but this is not the case. Read more

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