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Mercon Coffee Group has established a $450 million sustainability-linked revolving line of credit with Rabobank, a first in commodity trading in the US. Pricing is linked to key coffee-only sustainability initiatives measured by performance indicator Read more

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Organic Coffee

Photo by Karen Lickteig / Nossa Familia Coffee

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

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The Brazilian government is reconsidering how it sets its minimum coffee price guarantees following farmer criticism and boycotts. Read more

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Innovative Crop Insurance Comes to Colombia

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Blue Marble and Nespresso are bringing weather-indexed microinsurance to coffee-growers in Caldas, Colombia. For many, it’s their first opportunity to obtain crop insurance. Read more

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A new initiative is attempting to raise $10,000 via crowdfunding to help 10 small-scale coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico. Read more

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Scientists in the United Kingdom have found a way to generate electricity using coffee processing’s liquid waste. Read more

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The Yield Uganda Investment Fund recently put its money behind coffee. Read more

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Hurricane Maria’s ripped away most of Puerto Rico’s coffee trees in September 2017. Now there’s a concerted effort to revive the nation’s industry and help the nation’s recovery efforts. Read more

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Brazilian Bounty

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Farmers enjoy the biggest coffee harvest in 150 years Read more

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The Colombian government is setting aside $34 million to help coffee farmers affected by lower prices on the international market. The move is endorsed by the country’s coffee growers federation. Read more

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Struggling small coffee farmers in Jamaica have new resources available thanks to a $60 million donation from philanthropist and businessman Michael Lee-Chin. Read more

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Coffee farmers across Jamaica are looking for places to sell their products. Read more

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Nespresso is committing to Zimbabwe’s coffee industry with a long-term investment to boost the rural economy. Read more

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Frinj Coffee

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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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Nespresso is committing to Zimbabwe’s coffee industry with a long-term investment to boost the rural economy. Read more

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"Consumers in the USA when looking at higher value chains want to know the story where the coffee came from and that is how you hook people to your coffee.” Read more

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One third of Papua New Guinea’s population, about 400,000 families, depend on growing and processing coffee. Read more

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A new coffee sustainability initiative designed to benefit 3,000 farmers in the coffee-rich central Highlands region of Vietnam has been launched. Read more

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Showcasing Rwanda’s coffee at the World of Coffee exhibition in Amsterdam was the culmination of government and private sector efforts to promote exports from this landlocked but fast-growing East African economy. Read more

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The Italian coffee company is taking steps to improve coffee production in the department of Cauca, Colombia, an area where former rebel forces live. Read more

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