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Australian roasters urged to support Fairtrade Fortnight

Australian coffee roasters are encouraged to support Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual campaign to increase awareness of Fairtrade products.

From 4 to 17 August, roasters such as Grinders, Bean Ground & Drunk and Mocopan Coffee, are joining together to amplify the Fairtrade message and encourage consumers to “protest with their purchases”. By spreading the message in their cafés, participating roasters are helping to improve the livelihoods of thriving communities through trade. Read more

Coffee Berry Borer: Is Australia at risk?

Just over 2 kilometres from Australian shores in Papua New Guinea lurks the most harmful plague known to coffee producers – Coffee Berry Borer (CBB).

The beetle, known for its speedy reproduction, burrows into and destroys coffee beans. The pest has devastated thousands of crops throughout the world, and there’s fears it could pose a threat to Australia’s $100 million coffee industry. Read more

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