Vision Check – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

ANDREA OTTE asks: Why does farmworker invisibility persist? What can be done? Photos by JUAN PÁEZ. This low profitability, combined with difficult, often dangerous working conditions and discrimination against women, migrants, and minorities, has led to circumstances of profound hardship and uncertainty for many farmworkers. To challenge this, we often look to premiums associated with …

The Fermentation Effect – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

SOPHIA JIYUAN ZHANG and FLORAC DE BRUYN share research findings amassed during a four-year research collaboration focused on creating a better understanding of the impact of post-harvest coffee processing on coffee quality across different geographic locations. As we walk along this path through the seeds, fruits, green coffee beans, roasted beans, and, finally, a brewed …

Drinking Local – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

VICENTE PARTIDA sat down with development economist and SCA Board Member VERA ESPINDOLA RAFAEL to learn more about the preliminary results of a forthcoming research project challenging the industry to rethink the pervasive export-oriented approach to coffee growing. Supported in part by the SCA, Vera set off to conduct interviews with coffee producers, buyers, roasters, …

Coffee Price Crisis Webinar | Smallholders vs. Shareholders: Investigating the Priorities of Specialty Coffee

Updated September 6: Thanks to all who joined us on September 5 for this webinar, part of our series on the coffee price crisis, with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler. SCA’s Vicente Partida spoke to Vera and Peter about issues related to farmer incomes, the work of Fairtrade, and research conducted being conducted on …

#67 | The Coffee Price Crisis: An Update on the SCA’s Initiative

In this special episode of the SCA Podcast, we’re going to be listening to the audio of an interactive webinar we hosted last week on the SCA’s response to the coffee price crisis and the forthcoming report with recommendations for the coffee industry. Kim Elena Ionescu, SCA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, and Ellie Hudson, Director of …

Michelle Johnson on An Exploration of a Sustainable Value Chain | Re:co Symposium 2019

This video is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders together to ask: How successful were the …

#66 | Re:co Podcast – Michelle Johnson on An Exploration of a Sustainable Value Chain (S3, Ep. 2)

This podcast is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders together to ask: How successful were the …

Andrea Olivar on The Coffee Barometer | Re:co Symposium 2019

This video is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the first episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders together to ask: How successful were the …

#65 | Re:co Podcast – Andrea Olivar on The Coffee Barometer and Its Relevance to the Specialty Sector (S3, Ep. 1)

This podcast is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the first episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders together to ask: How successful were the …

Introducing the SCA Coffee Sustainability Program

The Specialty Coffee Association’s new Coffee Sustainability Program is founded on the principle that sustainability must be embraced by all actors in the coffee supply chain if the specialty coffee industry is to survive and thrive. As expectations for greater transparency and corporate responsibility grow in the industry, companies are rapidly increasing the size of …