coffee farms

A five-year strategy for Kenya’s coffee sub-sector is focused on the revival, strengthening and adequate resourcing for more than 500 primary coffee cooperatives that receive, process, and market coffee. Read more


The Crop Trust is a non-profit with a mission to safeguard the diversity of all crops. Coffee is among those most in need of protection. Read more

Coffee Report

The Swiss company has launched a new program, “Reviving Origins,” to restore coffee farming in regions of the world that have faced political conflicts, economic hardships or environmental challenges. Read more

Coffee Report

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


"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


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. Read more


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

Coffee Report

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


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

Coffee Report

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. Read more

Coffee Report

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more




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


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

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