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Natural Processing Bursts Through at 7th Burundi Cup of ExcellenceDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Cup of Excellence photo from the international jury week in the 2019 Burundi Cup of Excellence. Among all 23 winning coffees in the 2019 Burundi Cup of Excellence countrywide coffee competition, it was a rare natural-process coffee that took the highest score. In fact,… Source link

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Colombian Microlot Specialist Direct Origin is Now Called Cedro AltoDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Cedro Alto Founder Karl Weinhold meeting with farmers in Colombia. All photos courtesy of Cedro Alto. The vertically oriented Colombian green coffee business formerly known as Direct Origin Trading has rebranded under the name Cedro Alto, a change designed to better… Source link

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Big Thoughts Abound in ‘A Little Podcast About Price Transparency’Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Two of the biggest minds around the specialty coffee industry have tackled one of coffee’s most complicated, misunderstood and timely topics in a new miniseries called “A Little Podcast About Price Transparency.” The project resulted from a series of casual… Source link

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Winners from the Hawaii Coffee Association’s 11th Annual Cupping Competition -Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

From the 11th Annual Hawaii Coffee Association statewide cupping competition. All photos courtesy of the Hawaii Coffee Association. A rare homegrown coffee quality competition took place late last month in the United States, as the Hawaii Coffee Association held its 24th… Source link

Yemeni Coffee Approaches $200/lb at First ACE 'Private Collection' Auction
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Yemeni Coffee Approaches $200/lb at First ACE ‘Private Collection’ Auction

Qima Coffee photo from the Al-Ruwad Coop in Yemen. In what amounted to the largest Yemeni specialty coffee auction in history, buyers from all over the world paid more than $163,000 for coffees from 33 different producers, with a robust average per-pound price of… Source link

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Elida Estate Gesha Earns $1,029 Per Pound in Record-Breaking Best of Panama AuctionDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

The Lamastus Family’s Elida Estate. Specialty Coffee Association of Panama photo. The 23rd Best of Panama specialty coffee auction resulted in astounding prices, including a BoP auction-record-breaking natural-process Gesha variety from the Lamastus family’s Elida… Source link

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Colombia Launches Coffee Price Stabilization FundDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Iván Duque speaking at Agroexpo last week in Colombia. Photo via the office of the President of the Republic of Colombia. Colombian President Iván Duque signed into law a new fund late last week designed to support the country’s smallholder farmers in times of… Source link

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One Roaster’s JourneyDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Water Smart Agriculture — Agua Y Suelo Para La Agricultura (ASA)Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

In coffee projects around the world, best practices and increasing yields are often the lynchpin in the strategy to improve smallholders’ livelihoods. By definition, a smallholder has a small tract of land, so the logic goes that to compete they need to maximize their… Source link

Floor Prices for Coffee Are Not the AnswerDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine
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Floor Prices for Coffee Are Not the AnswerDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

I don’t want to sound heartless, but we need to stop subsidizing coffee production. As coffee prices are sitting at historic lows and destroying people’s lives, it is shocking to see the amount of discussion suggesting placing artificial price floors. I understand… Source link