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

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.

2013-07-31 23:26:05

The Source Coffee Company empowers small coffee growers to rise out of poverty.

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

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.

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.

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...


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.