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Starbucks Issues $1 Billion Sustainability Bond for Supply and RetailDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Starbucks press photo by Joshua Trujillo. Starbucks has issued a $1 billion sustainability bond, the company’s largest to date. Proceeds from the bond will go to projects designed to assist coffee farmers and build a more robust and sustainable supply chain, as well as… Source link

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Monsoon Roastery is Making Waves in Springfield, MassachusettsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

The new Monsoon Roastery space in Springfield, Massachusetts. All photos courtesy of Monsoon Roastery. Behind a sliding barn door among the brightly painted Gasoline Alley buildings in Springfield, Massachusetts, a new coffee company called Monsoon Roastery is beginning… Source link

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What Coffee Could Learn From the Ups and Downs of the ‘Ugly Fruit’ MovementDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Its springtime and the environmental holidays are blossoming with reminders of how each of us can strive to become more mindful stewards of our planet. The global coffee community has long since advocated for further discussion and involvement within the three major… Source link

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Portland Roaster Initiating 25-Cent Cup FeeDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Portland, Oregon-based roasting and retail company Nossa Familia Coffee is proactively seeking to reduce the amount of waste it generates by introducing a 25 cent fee for disposable to-go cups at each of its three cafes. Today, on Earth Day, the company is also… Source link

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Maine’s Tandem Coffee Roasters Drops Prices, Adds 25 Cent Cup FeeDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Tandem Coffee Roasters’ second location in Portland, Maine’s West End. In an effort to reduce its own contributions to the waste stream, Portland, Maine-based Tandem Coffee Roasters has dropped drink prices by 25 cents at both its retail… Source link

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Problem and PotentialDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

The cover of the new report on Vietnamese robusta’s carbon footprint from IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, called “Source or Sink” A two-year analysis of hundreds of Vietnamese robusta coffee farms found new evidence that single-crop (monocrop) farm systems… Source link

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Shade-Grown Can Help Coffee Farmers Maximize Profits, Research SuggestsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Daily Coffee News photo. Coffee farmers can maximize profits by converting one-third to two-thirds of their farmland to shade-grown, according to pioneering new research that attempts to quantify the economic associations with shifting away from conventional full-sun… Source link

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Obsession with Plastic Pollution Distracts Attention from Bigger Environmental ChallengesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

When temperatures rise and ice melts, more water flows to the seas and ocean water warms and expands in volume. Shutterstock By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success of the BBC’s Blue… Source link