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 …

C is for Commodity, Crisis, and Cost – 25 Magazine: Issue 7

The SCA’s FARMER PROFITABILITY AND PROSPERITY WORKING GROUP, led here in writing by CHAD TREWICK, examines the possible impact persistently low coffee commodity market pricing will have on the specialty coffee supply chain in Issue 07 of 25 Magazine. Every item in that daily basket has increased in costs (including roasted/ground coffee) while the value …

The Coffee Price Crisis and Price Volatility: Can We Tame the C Market? – 25 Magazine: Issue 7

JANINA GRABS examines the market actions which led to historic coffee price lows in August and September in Issue 07 of 25 Magazine. [Editor’s Note: After going to print, we regrettably found a proofing error in paragraph two of page 24 that could affect readers’ understanding of the premise set out by the author. The …

SCA Launches New Initiative to Address the Coffee Price Crisis and Appoints New Executive Director

The effort will be led by Ric Rhinehart who will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the association to be succeeded by Yannis Apostolopoulos, the current Deputy Executive Director. The coffee value chain is long and most coffee producers are not paid enough for their coffee to maintain profitable farming operations. …

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 …

Meet the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners: Twin & Twin Trading Ltd.

RICHARD STILLER interviews RICHARD ANSTEAD, Managing Director of Twin & Twin Trading Ltd., in the second of two SCA News interviews with the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners. The Business Model category of the SCA Sustainability Award celebrates the hard work of individuals, businesses, and organizations who create and implement sustainable business models. Twin & Twin …

Meet the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners: Manos al Agua

RICHARD STILLER interviews ANDREA MORDÓ, Trading and Business Development Coordinator for the Federacion National de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC) and leader of the Communication Committee for the Manos al Agua project, in the first of two SCA News interviews with the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners. The Project category of the SCA Sustainability Award celebrates innovative …

Bonavita Connoisseur Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

The 8-cup Bonavita Connoisseur has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark, making Bonavita the brand with the most certified brewers on the market. Certified Home Brewers are tested by UC Davis scientists and required to meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home. The Bonavita Connoisseur is …