coffee farms

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. more


"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.” more


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


The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation has now planted 78% of its coffee lands in disease-resistant stock. more


Starbucks Open Visitor Center on Farm


The retail coffee giant recently opened a Costa Rican visitor center, a working farm that gives guests the chance to follow the coffee process from the field to the cup. more

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He's coffee’s best chance against climate change. more


Nepal's National Tea and Coffee Development Board is proposing a new strategic plan that focuses on coffee quality control and productivity. more

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Catalogue tracks sustainability efforts

UN Photo/Martine Perret

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge, the Global Coffee Platform and the Specialty Coffee Association of America created the Sustainable Coffee Catalogue, an assessment of sustainability initiatives in the international coffee sector. more

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One of Puerto Rico’s most prominent coffee-growing families plans to open a five-star boutique mountain resort aimed at wealthy tourists passionate about coffee. more


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. more


Laughing Man Foundation

Photo courtesy Laughing Man Foundation

Actor's Laughing Man Foundation follows "Dukale's Dream" documentary with initiatives to promote fair trade, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. more




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


Photo by Frank J. Miller

Social reforms in the 1990s unleashed Vietnam’s entrepreneurial zeal elevating the country from a minor supplier to the world’s second largest coffee producer. Growers there are the most productive on earth. more


Gender Equity

Photo Courtesy of Coffee Quality Institute

Three major papers from non-governmental organizations published in less than a month attest to the fact that gender equality, including women’s empowerment, continue as topics of great interest—in the world as a whole and in the coffee sector. more



Miguel Angel Bonilla Films

Economist Roberto Vélez was recently elected by unanimous vote to lead the 550,000 families that comprise the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation. He talks with STiR editor Dan Bolton in this edition of Q&A. more


Roberto Velez Vallejo is unanimously elected to head Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) more

GMO Protesters

By Alexis Baden-Mayer

As the debate on GMO foods ramps up steadily, charges of sell-outs and manipulation of data, along with claims of being on a lofty plane of spirituality or integrity, make it hard to evaluate the science involved. more

Securing the Future

Photo courtesy Nespresso AAA - Caldas by Cafeeport 2015


Coffee Report June 2015

Photo: Wolmadrian

A new IBD/Global Environment Facility financed project focuses on improving water security in the Yallahs and Hope River watershed areas. more

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