Latest Economics of coffee Stories

Global Coffee Production Sees A Decline In Shade Grown Varieties
2014-04-17 05:18:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Shade grown coffee is grown under a canopy of trees – a technique hailed as environmentally friendly and sustainable for maintaining plant and animal life around the coffee plantation. While the land dedicated to shade grown coffee has increased in recent decades, the ratio of shade grown coffee to more intensive and less eco-friendly grown coffee has dropped significantly since 1996, according to a new study published on Wednesday...

2013-07-31 23:26:05

The Source Coffee Company empowers small coffee growers to rise out of poverty. They intend to lead the charge away from commodity coffee and connect ethical consumers directly to the sources their coffee comes from. Vancouver, Washington (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The Source Coffee Company is exactly what its name implies: the coffee you get comes directly from the source. There is a growing trend in which consumers are becoming more aware of harmful profit driven companies and their...

World's Coffee Supply In Danger Due To Roya Fungus
2013-05-15 14:35:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A case of coffee leaf rust is threatening a large portion of the coffee crop in Central America, threatening the jobs of local coffee growers. This, in turn, could lead to higher prices for those who enjoy a cup of Latin American coffee. Coffee leaf rust, better known as the fungus Roya, has affected coffee growers in the past. This year it looks to cause upwards of $500 million in damages and 374,000 lost jobs in Central...

2011-02-24 07:10:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last decade, world coffee prices have doubled while coffee farmers' wages have decreased by 24%, leaving most coffee farmers subsisting as modern-day slaves. One new company aims to change that. Our Mission Coffee (http://www.ourmissioncoffee.com) is purchasing, marketing and selling fresh-roasted coffee through cooperative marketing -- a business model that benefits everyone from small farmers to consumer. The first direct-to-consumer...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee®, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote biodiversity, conservation, and environmental education among Brazil's coffee growing communities, as biodiverse ecosystems form an important foundation for economic and social development. Fair Trade certification offers coffee farmers fair prices, community investment funds, and the...

2010-03-01 06:21:00

BRACKNELL, England, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing number of coffee lovers are not aware that their choice of coffee can impact thousands of people and nature in communities thousands of miles away. There is an array of labels out there -- each pledging to the consumer that their coffee is socially and environmentally responsible. But how can you differentiate between fact and fiction? What do these labels actually mean for the farmers, workers and their families and the natural...

2009-12-28 15:22:00

MIAMI, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Javalution Coffee Company, (Pink Sheets: JCOF), a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company, owner of the multi-level marketing brand, JavaFit (www.myjavafit.com), and the retail brand, Cafe La Rica, as well as the category creator of functional gourmet coffee proudly announces that its roasting operation is now Fair Trade Certified. CLR Roasters, a wholly owned subsidiary of Javalution Coffee Company, received its Fair Trade...

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