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 …

SCA Sustainability Webinar | Guilds and the Price Crisis: What’s Our Role?

Updated November 22: Thanks to all who joined us on November 22 for this webinar, part of our series on the coffee price crisis. On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Specialty Coffee Association hosted an SCA Sustainability webinar on the coffee price crisis and the role of baristas, roasters, and technicians from the perspective of …

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 …

SCA Education Presenting Two Webinars About Coffee Sustainability Program

Updated October 17: Thanks to all who joined us on October 15 for the first webinar in Spanish about the new Coffee Sustainability Program from SCA Education, with Kim Elena Ionescu, Nora Burkey, Kate Fischer, and Ricardo Oteros. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube. Updated October 14: Thanks to all who joined us on October …

Seminario Virtual en Español – La Crisis del Precio del Café: Lo Último de la Iniciativa de la SCA

Regístrate ahora a nuestro segundo seminario virtual en español sobre la iniciativa de la SCA para enfrentar la crisis del precio del café. Kim Elena Ionescu y Vera Espindola Rafael discutirán el proceso de la iniciativa hasta el momento, reflejarán sobre algunos temas emergentes, y contestarán preguntas de los participantes. Seminario Virtual – La Crisis …

#CoffeePriceCrisis | An Interview with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler

Today on the podcast we’re sharing the audio from an interactive webinar we hosted last week, part of our series on the Coffee Price Crisis. SCA board member Vera Espindola Rafael and Fairtrade International’s Peter Kettler joined Vicente Partida for a discussion on issues related to farmer incomes, the work of Fairtrade, and research being …

Ellen Jordan Reidy on Quality Foundations for Success | Re:co Symposium 2019

This video is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the fourth 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 …

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, …