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Carlos Sánchez, the actor who portrayed fictional Colombian coffee grower Juan Valdez for nearly 40 years, died on Dec. 29 in Medellin. He was 83. Read more

Coffee Report

Not long ago, you couldn’t get a decent cup of coffee in the world’s most famous specialty coffee-producing country. Colombia is reclaiming its coffee riches. Read more

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A longtime conundrum in the coffee industry has been the disconnect between low stocks and decreasing production of arabica worldwide, and the low prices obtained by growers’ co-operatives. Read more

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Land restitution is an administrative nightmare as 14,000 decommissioned rebels seek social and economic integration. Reclaiming the men just may be more immediately do-able than reclaiming the land. 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

Coffee Report

World Coffee Producers' Forum calls on roasters to urgent discussions after the International Coffee Organization’s composite indicator falls to a 12-year low. 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

Coffee Report

Sustainability is a goal that many industries, countries, institutions, and governments have been working toward with increasing intensity for the past two decades. But what does it really mean? Read more

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The World Coffee Producers Forum, which held its first event in Medellin in July 2017 has decided to take the huge success of that global gathering to the next level. Read more

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

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Juan Valdez Cafés

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Establishing a global chain of Juan Valdez shops has been a project for the National Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers for years. Now in its third incarnation, the chain once again is ready to take on the world. Read more

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Global stakeholders from across the supply chain will meet in Huila, Colombia, Sept. 20-24 for the latest edition of Let’s Talk Coffee. Read more

Coffee Report

Starbucks has a new plan to support Colombian coffee growers. Working with the United States Agency for International Development, the retail giant intends to train and support 1,000 farmers in areas battered by political conflict. Read more

Coffee Report

Nature and Society in Sacred Balance

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The Arhuaco people of Colombia are one of four indigenous groups of coffee producers whose sustainable practices go well beyond marketing strategies. Maintaining balance with nature is their life philosophy, their cultural identity. Read more

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Colombia on the Cusp of Peace

Photo by Larry Luxner

Colombia is anxiously looking forward to peace that will restore prosperity to vast tracts of its coffee lands. Read more

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Colombia’s only tea garden Te Hindu lies at altitudes of between 1,750 and 1,950 meters in the mountains of Valle del Cauca in western Colombia. Read more

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Booking.com named Salento, Colombia as a must-try place in its Foodie’s Guide to the Globe. Read more

Coffee Report

Sandalj Trading Company presented a Colombian coffee grown and processed by women at HOST 2015 in Milan, Italy. This is a collaboration between the importer and the Asociación de Mujeres Cafeteras del Cauca of the Cauca region of Colombia. Read more

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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

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

  • Salento, Colombia, foodie hotspot

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    Salento is one of the more famous and picturesque towns of the coffee region. Set high on a hill over cloud forests and coffee plantations, Salento is known for its colonial buildings and colourful facades.

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