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Can Coffee Shippers Hit the ‘Reset’ Button for Supply Chain Risks?

Sponsored content provided by Rekerdres & Sons Insurance Agency, Inc.  By Adam C. Rekerdres Reksons is a family-owned insurer specializing in origin-forward insurance of coffee traders since 1953. We have found that there are three classes of coffee shippers: Shippers who finance their supply chain risk Shippers who took their exposure to supply chain risks …

Chad Trewick | The Clarity of Hindsight

To understand the risks and challenges facing the coffee supply chain, you have to understand the risks and challenges facing coffee-growing communities. Chad Trewick, a longtime green coffee buyer and founder of Reciprocafé, shares his insights on how tackling these challenges head on, and communicating them honestly to consumers, can better address coffee supply risks.

SCA Certified Home Brewers

SCA’s Certified Home Brewer program has long been the recognized mark of excellence when it comes to home brewing machines. The program recognizes brewers that meet SCA’s longstanding rigorous technical requirements which are based on decades of industry knowledge and research by the Coffee Brewing Center. All SCA Certified Brewers have met these requirements, which …

Coffee Education & Collaboration

By Mike Ebert One of my first educational experiences involving the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) occurred in the mid-nineties. One of the earliest “pathways” (even though that term would come more than a decade later) was the Golden Cup Technician class. This was the first class I took that was not offered by …

Fairtrade and Beyond

By Kyle Freund Specialty coffee is a leader in sustainability. From the world’s first fair trade coffee landing on store shelves more than 30 years ago, farmers, traders, roasters, and consumers have pushed the concept of sustainability a long way. In North America, there are a variety of approaches to Fairtrade—but only products with the Fairtrade …