Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minas Hill Foundation has continued to raise money for projects that support Brazilian coffee producers, their environments, and their communities. Read more
Off the back of a challenging year for the Australian coffee industry, demand for locally grown coffee has never been higher. BeanScene speaks to Australian farmers on how they’re adding value and why the industry is screaming out for new growers. Read more
Southland Merchants is increasing its commitment to smallholder Brazilian farmers with the launch of a processing mill in the Mantiqueira de Minas region that will give producers greater ownership over their coffee. Read more
To First Crop Coffee, sustainable green bean buying means forming long-term relationships, commitments, and conversations with coffee producers. Read more
The Volcafe Way sustainability strategy provides green bean trader CofiCom with an avenue to support coffee producers across the globe. Read more
The South American Growers Alliance offers five regional coffees from Brazil that provide an accessible entryway to the diversity of the country. Read more
Timor-Leste has a coffee producing landscape unlike any other, with a rapidly emerging specialty coffee industry and commitment to quality. Read more
Toby’s Estate Green Bean Buyer Charlotte Malaval tells BeanScene how the coffee roaster has adjusted its green bean buying during COVID-19. Read more
Fairtrade is helping producers adapt to the challenges and restrictions of coronavirus so they can continue to farm coffee now and into the future.
While COVID-19 has been less widespread at origin than in consuming countries at this stage, producers are feeling the blowback. Peter Kettler, Senior Coffee Manager at Fairtrade International, tells BeanScene coffee farmers have felt disruptions on multiple levels. Read more
The South American Growers’ Association (SAGA) is on a mission to make high-grade, affordable coffee from Brazil and Colombia accessible to everyone, while creating a more sustainable future for farmers.
In his position as CEO of Minas Hill Coffee, Marcelo Brussi has formed countless friends and contacts within the coffee industry. In 2014, a chance meeting with Melbourne-based Colombian coffee roaster Sebastian Farias left an indelible mark on him, which he knew one day would lead to something special. Read more