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House of Word offers instant (soluble) coffee in bulk pouches. All images courtesy of House of Word. A new brand called House of Word has joined the evolving “specialty instant” coffee scene, offering a dehydrated coffee product made through a proprietary all-cold method. The primary author of New York-based House of Word is Jonathan Drezner,
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Daily Coffee News file photo. A natural-process, Gesha-variety coffee earned the highest-ever score at the 13th Hawaii statewide cupping competition, which was held in conjunction with last week’s Hawaii Coffee Association annual conference. The coffee, which scored 87.45, according to Specialty Coffee Association evaluation standards, came from Geisha Kona Coffee farm in Kona. Each of
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Coffee trading company Qima Coffee and the nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) are reprising their Best of Yemen coffee auction for 2022. The Best of Yemen auction was the first coffee auction held under ACE’s Private Collection Auction banner in 2019, and the program expanded last year to include countrywide submissions from farmer within
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A Super Mujeres auction sample set. Images courtesy of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence. The inaugural Super Mujeres coffee competition in Nicaragua has resulted in a superior selection of high-grown arabica coffees, with 11 of the 18 winners being grown under organic conditions. All of the winning coffees — including an organic-certified, washed-process, Paraeinema-variety coffee
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Abigail Joslyn of Honolulu Coffee demonstrates the Kalita Wave brew method to Kapi’olani Community College culinary students. All images courtesy of Savor Brands. A new privately backed community-building and education-focused group called the Pono Collective (Instagram) has launched in Hawaii. Created by the Honolulu-based coffee packaging and print firm Savor Brands, the collective is designed
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Images from producers who participated in the inaugural Taiwan Private Collection Auction, courtesy of ACE. After an inaugural green coffee auction that fetched spectacularly high prices last year, the organizers of the Taiwan Private Collection Auction are reprising the auction program for three more years. Beginning this year, the auction series is being organized by
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A BREEDCAFS project photo. The EU-funded four-year project concluded with a meeting in Dec. 2021. As the specter of climate change looms over the future of coffee production, a major agricultural agency believes F1 arabica hybrid cultivation in agroforestry systems may be the key to increased and resilient production, reduced pesticide use and improved coffee
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The nonprofit TechnoServe has published an unquestionably robust free guide to wet mill coffee processing, a.k.a. “washed” coffee processing. Published in March, the 70-page “Coffee Wet Mill Processing Guide” serves as an expansive overview of coffee processing in general, while drawing from TechnoServe’s years of experience working alongside coffee in parts of East Africa. The
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A streetscape in Chengdu, China, which has experienced massive coffee consumption growth over the past decade. Chinese green coffee production is on the decline while domestic demand for unroasted and roasted coffee is expanding rapidly as more consumers embrace the beverage, according to a new report from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign
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Fairtrade International Global CEO Sandra Uwera. Press photo. Fairtrade International has announced the appointment of Rwandan national Sandra Uwera to its top executive position, global CEO. Uwera succeeds Nyagoy Nyong’o, the former Fairtrade Africa executive director who held the global CEO position on an interim basis following the February 2021 departure of formal global CEO
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Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown. Coffee production is currently under a serious threat that could drastically change the coffee we drink each day and potentially leave our cups dry.  Coffee trees cover an estimated 11 million hectares of land throughout the tropics. Farmers harvest ripe emerald coffee cherries by hand and meticulously process
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Switzerland-based green coffee platform provider Algrano has launched its second free global coffee market report. The elaborately researched 54-page report, authored under contract by Nora Burkey of The Chain Collaborative and Elisa Criscione of Digital Coffee Future, promotes increased engagement in direct trade and long-term relationships among coffee roasters and coffee producers. It also calls
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Roast Magazine Announces Recipient of Small Business Grant A $5,000 grant has been awarded to Catracha Coffee PORTLAND, Ore. (April 10, 2022)—Roast is pleased to announce that Catracha Coffee has been awarded its 2022 Small Business Grant for $5,000 after applying for the program earlier this year. The grant application was open to any roastery,
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Anacafé’s Diego del Aguila cupping coffees for the One of a Kind Guatemala green coffee program. All images courtesy of Anacafé. The nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence and the National Coffee Association of Guatemala Anacafé are uniting for the second “One of a Kind Guatemala” green competition and auction. Anacafé launched the auction program and
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Representatives from ACDI/VOCA, PhilCAFE, the Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, farmer cooperatives and other PCQC winners gathered last month. Courtesy photo. Twenty-two microlots of specialty arabica and fine robusta coffees have emerged as winners of the annual Philippine Coffee Quality Competition (PCQC). All the winning lots were celebrated at a March 18
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The Fairtrade living income reference price for Indonesia follows last year’s release of a price in Colombia. “Coffee Plants” by James Gagen is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0. Fairtrade International has released its second major “living income reference price” for coffee while finding that farmers in Indonesia’s Aceh region earned only 40% of that price in 2020. This is
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Image courtesy of CQI. After discovering quality coffees and a healthy demand among international buyers, the green coffee competition of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is returning for a second year — this time with an online auction. The nonprofit Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) announced yesterday that the auction will take place in late May
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Satellite imagery is used to calculate biomass on coffee farms. Photo courtesy of Carble. A new joint project involving satellite imagery of coffee lands is designed to financially reward coffee farmers for maintaining agroforestry systems while reducing the carbon footprint of the coffee industry. The two Dutch companies combining for the partnership are the coffee-sector-focused
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The International Coffee Organization is engaging with The Netherlands-based agency IDH in a partnership designed to help improve prosperity among the world’s coffee farmers.  Described by outgoing ICO Executive Director José Sette as “wide-ranging,” the strategic partnership will leverage the multi-stakeholder networks of both organizations, which include public agencies, major multinational private-sector coffee buyers and
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Brazilian farmers must fertilize the coffee fields to maintain plant health. All images courtesy of story author Jonas Ferraresso. Before delving into a technical analysis on the current coffee sector conditions in Brazil, I must first express my support to all the millions of innocent people whose lives have been affected by Russia’s invasion of
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