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by Kraig Kraft of CRS Coffeelands Blog I’m going to be honest with all of you. I don’t have a lot of material to work with on this topic. I’ve been talking to a lot of people about this and looking all around Central America for examples of private investment in coffee farms. We all know about the pioneering work […]

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Registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Let’s Talk Coffee, an annual event put on by green coffee importer Sustainable Harvest that seeks to bring together players throughout the coffee supply chain. Following last year’s event in Panama, this year’s Let’s Talk Coffee will take place for the first time in Brazil, in Guaraparí, a coastal city in the Espirito […]

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by Kraig Kraft of CRS Coffeelands Blog I am in the Netherlands with a colleague, where we are getting ready to participate in the Sustainable Food Lab Summit, a meeting that gathers together different stakeholders in supply chains and facilitates a great discussion about finding solutions to ensure the future of our global supply chains. It is against this backdrop that I […]

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by Hugh Aprile of CRS Coffeelands Blog In my last post, as part of a tribute to the International Year of Soils, I promised to seek out experts in the area of soil management and coffee production and to share their invaluable insights.  Fortunately, I didn’t have to look far. My colleague, Luis Álvarez Welchez, knows soil and coffee. Luis has […]

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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 Jefferson Shriver of CRS Coffeelands Blog Dr. Robert Rice is commonly referred to as the coffee industry’s “voice of the birds,” and the certification he represents the gold standard for environmentally friendly coffee. That point is difficult to argue:  The Smithsonian’s Migratory Bird Center’s Bird Friendly coffee certification requires farmers to be organic-certified, possess at least ten different species of trees […]

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by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Tonight is the last broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman.  In homage to his 33 years on the air, I offer this coffee-focused mash-up of the venerable “Top 10 List” and the comparatively lesser-known sketch “Is this anything?” The first needs no introduction; the second featured oddball performances by guests, then banter […]

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