Origins

Beyond the Stereotype – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

But, says JONAS LEME FERRARESSO, there’s more to the country than high volumes and cutting-edge crop technology – Brazil’s coffee crop has undergone enormous changes and many challenges over the past century-and-a-half. It’s not just that Brazil has held the title of the highest coffee producing country for so long that makes some associate “Brazil”...

Sustainability

The Cost Conundrum – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

ANDREA ESTRELLA, STEVE BOUCHER, and CHRISTOPH SAENGER share results of a recent research collaboration between the University of Muenster’s TRANSSUSTAIN research project, University of California Davis, and the International Coffee Organization that could help build an ongoing benchmark for farmer profitability. One of the reasons why a benchmark for farmer profitability doesn’t yet exist is...

Insight

The Fallacies of “Youth”: Finding New Solutions for Young People in Coffee Growing Communities – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

JOANNA FURGIUELE asks: Do we really understand why young people are leaving coffee, or are we making damaging assumptions that keep us from finding real solutions? In Latin America, 20 percent of the region’s total population is between 15 and 24, the largest proportion of young people ever in the region’s history.[1] Across Africa, there...

SCA Podcast

#88 | The SCA’s Price Crisis Response: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Ensure It Doesn’t Happen Again? | WOC Lectures 2019

In December of 2018, the SCA launched its Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative to develop alternative economic models for the specialty coffee sector. In today's lecture, recorded at World of Coffee in Berlin, representatives from the SCA Sustainability Center and Board of Directors identify factors that contributed to the wholly unsustainable economic position facing many...

Destinations

Farmworkers

Together Is Better: Providing a More Equitable Return to Farming Communities

MIGUEL ZAMORA asks: How can the coffee industry provide a more equitable return? Through work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the specialty coffee sector has made tangible progress in some areas – but so much remains to be achieved when it comes to having sustainable livelihoods in coffee communities. Labor and human rights issues are far...