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Colombian government launches $97 million coffee price stabilisation fund

The Colombian Government has announced the launch of the Coffee Price Stabilisation Fund (FEPC) worth COL$218 billion (about $97 million). The FEPC aims to secure the nation’s coffee farmers against volatile international coffee prices.

“It is an instrument that gives certainty [and] tranquillity to coffee producers that they will receive predetermined prices for their product. [Now they] can be dedicated to growing the best coffee in the world and not worry about those price fluctuations,” says Alberto Carrasquilla, Minister of Finance. Read more

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Australian dairy and soy sector set to reach $13.2 billion by 2023

Analytics company GlobalData forecasts the Australian dairy and soy food sector to grow from $10.8 billion in 2018 to $13.2 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 per cent.

GlobalData’s report, ‘Country Profile: Dairy & Soy Food in Australia’, reveals that milk is the largest category in the Australian dairy and soy food sector, accounting for 32.2 per cent value share in 2018. Read more

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Ona Coffee to #giveupthecup, cease using single-use cups

Ona Coffee has announced a new sustainability campaign, #giveupthecup to eliminate all single-use takeaway cups from its venues and wholesale distribution.

The announcement comes as Ona Coffee enters its 12th year and follows the conversion to solar energy of its headquarters and roastery in Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory. Read more

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Toby’s Estate releases single serve specialty coffee bags

Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters has announced the release of a line of single-serve specialty coffee bags, providing people an easy and instant way to brew coffee.

“The goal of this product is to give people access to delicious single serve coffee that is super easy to make, without a need for any equipment so it can be made at any time in any place. All they need is a cup and hot water. We really see this product as valuable for people who like to travel or go on adventures,” says Gillian O’Brien, Marketing Manager of Toby’s Estate. Read more

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Califia Farms recommends giving a healthier heart this Valentine’s Day

To Califia Farms, Valentine’s Day is all about secret admirers, spending time with loved ones, and indulging in sweet treats. The dairy alternative producer and cold brew maker says if people are keen to show someone they love them, they might want to consider a healthier alternative this year.

Califia Farms says numerous studies have proven that people who eat plant-based diets tend to have lower cholesterol and blood pressure, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and other illness, plus an overall higher life expectancy. Read more

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Simonelli, Ditta Artigianale to open La Scuola Del Caffé coffee school in Italy

Italian roaster Ditta Artigianale and manufacturer Simonelli Group have partnered to launch La Scuola Del Caffé, a training school with the goal of expanding specialty coffee in Italy.

Simonelli calls the school an educational hub and place where people can unite and interpolate themselves in the specialty coffee industry, expanding their knowledge and the culture of Italian quality coffee. Read more

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Eagle One lands in Australia with James Hoffmann

Victoria Arduino and Espresso Mechanics have officially launched the Eagle One espresso machine in Australia, with an event at Au79 café in Melbourne on 11 February.

Former World Barista Champion James Hoffmann, a key figure in the development of the Eagle One, attended the event and discussed the idea behind the new machine. Read more

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How moonlight affects the health of coffee trees

A French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) study has shown that despite its very low intensity, moonlight affects coffee trees on a molecular level, and disrupts their circadian clock.

CIRAD says it would therefore be in the interests of the horticultural and market garden sectors to control the effect on crops of this type of light. The results of the study have just been published in the journal BMC Plant Biology. Read more

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