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The European Union has invested $16.6 million to support efforts to improve Ethiopia’s competitive in the coffee sector. Read more

Coffee Report

Menno Simmons, founder of Trabocca coffee traders, is an expert on Ethiopian specialty coffee. “I wanted to create, to get my boots dirty, to face the challenges and most of all: to add value in Ethiopia,” he writes. See his conversation with STiR. Read more

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The world is realizing African coffee has its perks. Countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) and Kenya are seeking to boost production during the next five years. Read more

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Coffee exports are expected to increase to a record 4 million 60-kilogram bags in the fiscal year 2019-20 as yields improve and more land is set aside for coffee cultivation. Read more

Coffee Report

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and the Ethiopia Coffee and Tea Authority announced the country’s first Cup of Excellence competition will take place in March 2020. Read more

Coffee Report

Ethiopia is aiming to triple its coffee output in five years through better production and marketing of its products. Read more

Coffee Report

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Photo courtesy Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Ethiopia’s bounty of wild coffee trees, essential to ensure healthy diversity among the world’s coffee plants, are in danger. Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, estimate 60% of wild coffee species are threatened with extinction. Read more

News

Ethiopian exporters report as much as 15,000 kilos of green coffee has been stolen from sealed containers in recent months. Read more

Coffee Report

Ethiopian officials report first quarter foreign trade generated $628 million and about a third of those exports were coffee. Read more

Coffee Report

Ethiopian coffee exports totaled more than $334 million during the final five months of 2017, a government agency said. Read more

Coffee Report

Royal Botanic Gardens researcher Aaron Davis hesitated last year to leap to conclusions despite three intense years of study, but the initial work done by his team showed trouble ahead for Ethiopia’s coffee gardens. Read more

Features

Ethiopian coffee exports increased during the 2016-17 fiscal year, up 11.5% over the previous year, according to the news website AllAfrica. Read more

Coffee Report

The Italian government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are working together to improve the quality and brand identity of Ethiopian coffee. If successful, the effort could increase Ethiopian exports and incomes. Read more

Coffee Report

Transparency is an issue for specialty coffee buyers ― less than 10% of the coffee produced in Ethiopia is certified, although much more could qualify if it was not commingled at washing stations and warehouses. Read more

Features

The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) will convene its 15th annual conference Feb. 15-17 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more

News

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

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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

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Arabica in 2050

Photo by Tessa Tucker/STiR Tea & Coffee

The birthplace of arabica seems a fitting place to determine its future. Read more

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Conservation International announced a bold plan during the World Coffee Conference to make coffee the world’s first completely sustainable agricultural commodity. Read more

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