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Grupo Nutresa S.A. has acquired full control of Cameron’s Coffee, a Minnesota-based coffee roasting and distribution company. Read more

Coffee Report

The Mexican government wants Central American countries to work together and find solutions to the continuing coffee pricing crisis. Read more

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A new smartphone application allows coffee consumers to tip the Colombian farmers who grow the beans. Read more

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Colombian officials want to increase coffee production by 30% and they are looking to a strife-torn southern region of the country for more beans. Read more

Coffee Report

Colombia Initiates Emergency Subsidies for Coffee Growers

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Colombia’s agriculture minister Andres Valencia has earmarked around $32 million in new subsidies to help remedy the devastatingly low benchmark prices on international exchanges. 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 Colombian coffee harvesting machine optimizes selective cherry picking by 50%. Read more

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The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation plans to bypass the coffee commodities market and establish a price floor of $1.50 per pound to ensure Colombian growers recover their cost of producing approximately 15% of the world’s coffee. Read more

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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

Features

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

Features

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

Photo by Anderson Avila Silva

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

  • 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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