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March 31, 2021

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April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers more.  The world of finance is complex enough before we consider the fact that coffee is a seasonal crop that requires investment in labour and equipment to harvest and sell.… read more

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers… read more

August 5, 2016

How Myanmar’s Coffee Trade Is Dictated by Infrastructure

The light went out. I checked to see if the bulb had blown, but no, it was an outage. At 8:00 pm, I received a...

July 28, 2016

How Micro Mills Help Producers to Have Economic Independence

The drive for social and economic justice for coffee producers has been growing steadily over the last decade, yet we still have a lot to...

June 30, 2016

Interview: Why 1 Roastery Invests in Rwandan Cooperatives

Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills and incredible coffee. Yet not all is beautiful in this East African country. According to The World Bank,...

June 22, 2016

What Effect Does The C Market Have on Small Coffee Farmers?

In most markets, the smaller businesses are the most vulnerable. Coffee is no exception to this. Fairtrade calculates that 80% of the world’s coffee is...

June 13, 2016

Under The Microscope: What Does a Coffee Exporter Do?

Coffee exporters play a crucial role in the coffee supply chain, and yet we hear so little about them. So we spoke to Diana Acosta,...

June 10, 2016

Direct Trade and the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange: What’s the Problem?

98% of the coffee exported out of Ethiopia goes through the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX), so to say it’s important is a massive understatement. But...

June 8, 2016

An Unstable Market: The Economics of Global Coffee Prices

“Why do the prices they pay us change?” I was stood in front of 50 farmers in an un-airconditioned one-room K-12 schoolhouse in Espinal, Tolima,...

January 19, 2016

What Is Coffee? A Basic Explanation From Seed to Cup

We consume over 2.25 billion cups of coffee all around the globe, every single day. An estimated two-thirds of U.S. Americans drink a cup of...