RSS

government

Roasters are at the forefront of the CBD wave, seeking to enhance the health benefits of coffee while avoiding regulatory sanctions following federal decriminalization of the non-psychoactive compound. Read more

News

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

Features

Colombia Initiates Emergency Subsidies for Coffee Growers

Photo by Dan Bolton / STiR

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

News

The Brazilian government is reconsidering how it sets its minimum coffee price guarantees following farmer criticism and boycotts. Read more

Coffee Report

India withdrew most favored nation trading status with Pakistan immediately following a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 national police and injured hundreds more. India then imposed a 200% duty on any goods imported from Pakistan. Read more

News

Plucking cannot commence until Feb. 18 in the major producing states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Manipur. Lower altitude Bengal and Bihar can begin as early as Feb. 11. Read more

Tea Report

The island nation struggles with infrastructure and consistency, but the government is keen on a coffee fix. Once done, roasters will have a lot to be excited about as Papua New Guinea returns as a specialty coffee mainstay. Read more

Features

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

Features

Food and beverage manufacturers doing business in the US must now comply with more stringent important food safety regulations. Read more

News

The government of Assam awarded an interim pay raise of  $0.45 per day through 2019 as negotiations continue over wage parity in the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Read more

Tea Report

Tea sector players demand that the government remove 38 of the multiple levies and fees they pay. Read more

Tea Report

Propisition 65

Photo by Larry Kozimor

The reason coffee sold in California must carry a warning label is to inform consumers of the potential hazard from drinking potential carcinogens. But what if the proven overall benefit in reducing cancers outweighs the potential harm? Read more

News

New legislation designed to overhaul the coffee industry has passed the government’s cabinet, according to a New Vision news report. The law also repeals the legal backbone of the Uganda Coffee Development Authority. Read more

Coffee Report

Propisition 65

Photo by Larry Kozimor

California has repealed Proposition 65 warnings. But, squelch the impulse to cheer. It’s a repeal with a monstrous replacement. Read more

Features

Nestlé SA wants to double its production of Dolce Gusto coffee pods at a Brazilian facility. To reach its goal, however, the multinational company is investing in some research and development. Read more

Coffee Report

Officials in Costa Rica are trying to end a 30-year ban on robusta production in order to combat climate change and improve farm incomes. Read more

Coffee Report

Farmers have reported growing crop losses that leave them at a “crippling disadvantage” in world markets. Read more

Tea Report

The Philippine government intends to expand its nation’s coffee industry, reducing coffee bean imports and promoting exports. To reach that goal, officials are setting a new export target. Read more

Coffee Report

The import battle between India and Vietnam appears to have come to an end. Multiple sources report that both countries have canceled bans issued in early March. Read more

Coffee Report

The Government of India broke with tradition in May by naming the first coffee grower to chair the Coffee Board of India and the first tea planter to chair the Tea Board of India. Read more

News

The free STiR newsletter is sent once each month with news updates, important information and upcoming events.


19i4 top right teaser

19i4 top right teaser 2

Subscribe ad