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Colombia’s Cafeteritos – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

Photographer JUAN PÁEZ asks: With so many of the younger generation seeking job opportunities and education elsewhere, is it possible to preserve Colombia’s coffee culture? Since 2011, Marsella Risaralda has been a part of the UNESCO-protected Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape, made up of six sites with eighteen urban settlements inthe central part of the Andes …

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, …

Bouncing Back: Resiliency in Specialty Coffee – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

ERIKA KOSS explores the many ways in which we define “resilient” and why it matters in specialty coffee. An explosion of “resilience research” – noted by Swedish scientist Dr. Carl Folke – has seen 250 scientific publications on resilience in 2006 increase to more than 6,000 in 2016. As the Co-founder and Science Director of …

Ted Fischer on Coffee and Values | Re:co Symposium 2019

This video is brought to you with support from Today, we’re very happy to present the third 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 tools …

#68 | Re:co Podcast – Ted Fischer on Coffee and Values (S3, Ep. 3)

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

Lavazza ¡Tierra!’s Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability Projects

Sponsored content provided by Lavazza.  ¡Tierra! ’s presence at World of Coffee 2019 highlighted the company’s effective involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects while presenting a deep dive conference on the META SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT, giving the floor to the protagonists – Vivian Vasquez (project coordinator) and Jorge Andres Adarme Muñoz (agronomist) – and the …

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 …