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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 …

Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities | Re:co Seattle 2018 – Session 3, Ep. 3

This is the third and final episode of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee communities. If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1 and 2 of this session (Episodes #27 and …

Michelle Johnson | Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities | Re:co Seattle 2018 – Session 3, Ep. 2

This is episode two of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee communities. #BlackLivesMatter #MeToo #TimesUp … these pivotal social movements have shifted the calls for change to the forefront, pushing …

Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities | Re:co Seattle 2018 – Session 3, Ep. 1

#BlackLivesMatter #MeToo #TimesUp … these pivotal social movements have shifted the calls for change to the forefront, pushing the pendulum towards a more equitable world. This session centers on emerging dialog within the context of the coffee industry, highlighting initiatives and resources to help us build resilient communities and businesses for the future. This session …

#27: Re:co Podcast – Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities (Session 3, Ep. 1)

On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Peter Guiliano speaks with Colleen Anunu, Director of Coffee Supply Chain at Fair Trade USA and member of the SCA Board of Directors. After leaving the sensory world for a master’s degree in International Development at Cornell University, Colleen now works to advance equitable trade initiatives as Director …

#29: Re:co Podcast – Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities (Session 3, Ep. 3)

Today, we’re very happy to present the third and final episode of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee communities. If you haven’t listened to episodes #27 and #28, we strongly recommend going back …

#28: Re:co Podcast – Michelle Johnson on Building Diverse and Inclusive Coffee Communities (Session 3, Ep. 2)

Today, we’re very happy to present episode two of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee communities. If you haven’t listened to episode #27, we strongly recommend going back to listen …

Ready to LEAD: Connection, Inspiration, and Motivation at the S&D Coffee and Tea LEAD Scholar Retreat

LISETTE BARBERA reflects on her retreat experience this past October as one of the 2018-2020 LEAD Scholars. Our passions for coffee quality, sustainability, producers, farmers, and more bring us together in the late October chill, very different to the dry Arizona heat from which I have just escaped. Some of the scholars fly in from …

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 …

A Sustainable Coffee Industry? Not Quite

HANES MOTSINGER explores the opportunities and limitations of different types of initiatives in Issue 07 of 25 Magazine. Today, coffee businesses of all shapes and sizes promote practices that improve producer livelihoods, protect areas of biodiversity, and yield higher quality artisanal coffees. Certifications and direct trade business models strive to provide higher wages, protect ecosystems, …