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Coffee is behind in the ongoing race to protect wild plant species biodiversity as the earth faces increasing climate change, loss of habitat and other natural and man-made challenges, according…

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(Editor’s note: This article written by Jimmy Sherfey originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Roast magazine.) Consider the most exciting developments in coffee over the past few decades, and…

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Baristas, roasters and cuppers, myself included, are quick to invoke the contributions of art and science in our field. Growing, processing, roasting, brewing, and sensory analysis all require a fair…

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From friends meeting over cappuccino in the local cafe to students pulling all-nighters, we humans count on coffee to put zip in our lives. And around the world, from Brazil…

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Global warming could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America by as much as 88 percent by 2050, with the largest declines projected in Nicaragua, Honduras and Venezuela, according to…

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In less than one month, the gavel will sound to open The SCAA Event in Atlanta. That means it’s time for the annual Coffeelands preview of some of the Event’s…

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A new study commissioned by World Coffee Research, a non-profit research and development program that studies coffee, reaffirms previous work suggesting that there will be a 50 percent reduction in global…

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On October 2, the inaugural International Coffee Day, the international humanitarian agency Catholic Relief Services announced a three-year, $4.5 million initiative called “Coffeelands.” Through some 20 projects in 14 countries…

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by Kraig Kraft of CRS Coffeelands Blog Greek mythology is full of mythical beasts that are created from a fusion of two distinct entities. Some great examples are the centaur, a half-human, half horse warrior and the harpy, a bird of prey with a woman’s face and chest. These are extreme examples of hybrids – the offspring of two very […]

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by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog At The SCAA Event last month, Mark Lundy from CIAT presented the results of costs-of-production research we did together on the basis of 2013 data from our Borderlands Coffee Project in Colombia. Today, I explore with Mark what we learned from those data and what implications they may have for coffee buyers and policymakers. […]

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