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Daily Coffee News Staff | June 17, 2021 The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has signed memoranda of understanding with the nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and its sibling nonprofit organization Cup of Excellence (COE). Both MOUs among the largely producer-focused organizations are designed to help women achieve greater financial success and empowerment within
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Alyson Welch. Photo courtesy of Food 4 Farmers. The coffee community-focused nonprofit Food 4 Farmers has hired its first ever executive director, international development expert Alyson Welch. Welch joins the 10-year-old nonprofit after nearly three years at the Washington D.C.-area international development agency DAI, and more than six years at the internationally focused engineering services
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Native shade trees among the coffee plants at Aquiares in Costa Rica. All images courtesy of the author, unless otherwise noted. As climate change continues to affect global agricultural systems, it is imperative that coffee producers and consumers alike progress towards sustainable solutions. There are countless examples of innovation in environmental sustainability throughout the coffee
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2021 Ethiopia Cup of Excellence 1st- and 5th-place-winning coffee producer Tamiru Tadesse Tesema. All images courtesy of Cup of Excellence. The second-ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence green coffee competition resulted in 39 lots scoring 87+ points, with five of those coffees exceeding the 90-point mark, according to an international jury. Representing different growing areas, processing
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The Maverick Coffee Trading logo. All images courtesy of Maverick Coffee Trading. A green coffee trading company called Maverick Coffee Trading has sprung to life in The Netherlands, focusing on coffees from numerous countries and continents of origin. Based in Woerden in the central Netherlands, Maverick was founded by UK native and longtime coffee trading
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Agriculture-loving Texas A&M University is sowing its first seeds in the coffee business, offering fresh roasts of single-origin Guatemalan beans under the name 12th Man Coffee. With a brand name appealing to the university’s all-too-faithful sports fan base, the coffee product is financially benefiting the work of the coffee geeks down at the  Norman Borlaug
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Nick Brown | May 27, 2021 IWCA Executive Director Sarada Krishnan. IWCA/Jamaican Women in Coffee (JWiC) photo. Decorated coffee scientist and coffee sector leader Dr. Sarada Krishnan has been appointed to the role of executive director of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance. In the role, Krishnan will oversee IWCA programs, fundraising and events while directing
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Coffee Trust and Cocomiel Founder Bill Fishbein. Courtesy photo. One of the United States specialty coffee industry’s original progressive voices and a longtime advocate for coffee producers, Bill Fishbein has witnessed some four decades of changes in the coffee trade. Importantly, the 2002 Specialty Coffee Association of America Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Coffee Kids co-founder
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Rainforest Alliance CEO Santiago Gowland. Rainforest Alliance photo. The international nonprofit Rainforest Alliance has announced today that former The Nature Conservancy executive Santiago Gowland is taking over as CEO. Gowland’s career prior to his time as executive vice president for Latin America and global innovation at the TNC was spent largely in the private sector,
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Daily Coffee News file photo by Nick Brown Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown.Electric roaster maker Bellwether Coffee, the nonprofit Heifer International and green coffee trader Sustainable Harvest this morning announced a new pricing model that transparently ties green coffee purchases to living income benchmarks for coffee farmers. The organizations described the purchasing model,
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