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Farm Profitability Q&A — Janina Grabs

The Sustainability webinar series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity generated great discussion and many questions from viewers. This post is the first of four in which the panelists from the second webinar, which took place September 25th, will answer your questions. You can watch a recording of webinar #2 here. Janina Grabs is a postdoctoral researcher …

Introducing the 2018 Australian Square Coffee Report

The latest reports from the SCA Research Center and Square dig into trends disrupting Australia’s $8 billion coffee industry! Beginning just before National Coffee Day on September 29th for many countries around the world — and International Coffee Day on October 1st — the SCA Research Center partnered with Square to release the 2018 Coffee …

What’s Unique About Coffee In Bucharest? – Panel Discussion

Silvia Constantin (Barista School), Vlad Buda (Steam Coffee Shop), Cezara Carteș (Coca-Cola HBC Romania), and Alexandru Niculae (BOB Coffe Lab) speaking with Stuart Ritson at CoLab Bucharest 2018. Every coffee community has it’s own story to tell. From the first specialty cafe to creating competitors, we invite local coffee professionals to join host Stuart Ritson to discuss …

Water Security and Coffee: Protecting a Critical Resource

Excerpt from KIM ELENA IONESCU’s introduction of the newly republished SCA White Paper titled Water Security and Coffee: Protecting a Critical Resource While all the SCA White Papers were written by volunteers, the Blueprint for Water Security in the Coffeelands stands apart for having been written by a team of volunteers who all arrived to the coffee industry …

Coffee Farm Misconceptions and Actual Diversity – Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón

Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018. What comes to mind when you hear the words “coffee farmer?” Lisanne, a cultural anthropologist working in coffee sales at Primavera Imports, investigates this question through the lens of coffee equality and social justice. Ivania, a third generation coffee producer from Nicaragua, joins Lisanne in the …

The Challenges of Being A Biological Coffee Farmer – Tim Wendelboe

Tim Wendelboe speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018 Biological farming presents a number of unique challenges. Tim walks us through the lessons he’s learned from starting his own coffee farm, Finca el Suelo. He shares how he’s adjusted his techniques as he learns more about the land and about coffee farming (Hint: it involves compost and …

Sustainability Webinar: Farm Profitability and Prosperity #3

Update: Thanks to all who joined us for this third webinar in our Sustainability series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity recorded live on Thursday, November 15th, at 8:00 am PST / 4:00 pm BST. Watch the recording above. The SCA Sustainability Center is hosting a third webinar with the Farmer Profitability and Prosperity working group …

Business Insights from the Square Coffee Data Report and the Retail Sentiment Index (RSI)

By Heather Ward The independent coffee shop is an integral part of so many neighborhoods. It’s a space where communities come together. But with that independence comes the unique challenges of running a small business, while seeking to make coffee more sustainable from the farmer to the barista. In order to achieve both, information is …