Fairtrade

Fairtrade bridges the gap

Fairtrade ANZ is working with farmers in Papua New Guinea to improve coffee quality and create a sustainable future for the industry. Coffee is Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) second largest export behind palm oil. The coffee industry employs approximately three million people and will play a major role in the developing country’s economic future.
Read More
Fairtrade

PNG farmer Mitchell Ricky discusses quality improvement this Fairtrade Fortnight

To commemorate Fairtrade Fortnight – 2 to 15 August – Fairtrade arranged for Papua New Guinea coffee farmer Mitchell Ricky to travel to Australia and New Zealand to discuss how the organisation has aided producers in the Highlands Organic Agricultural Cooperative (HOAC). A third-generation coffee farmer, Mitchell tells BeanScene coffee farming has become like tradition in Papua New Guinea.
Read More
coffee blockchain

BeanLedger improves coffee traceability with blockchain

BeanLedger is using Blockchain to improve traceability throughout the coffee industry, and People of Coffee is leading the charge to support it. When Amelia Franklin entered the coffee industry in 2006, she did so because she viewed it as an opportunity to make a living while making a positive contribution.  She operated as Amelia Franklin Coffee Roaster for 12 years, and in 2018, began the company’s transition to People of Coffee in Bellingen, New South Wales, to better reflect its community values. 
Read More
Fairtrade Papua New Guinea

Fairtrade: More than a label

To Will Valverde, Fairtrade is not just about certification. It is a comprehensive system that helps coffee-producing communities build their knowledge, skills, and production capacity. “The consumer will buy a product because they want to help the farmers. But at the same time, they want to have a good quality product they can buy all the time,” Will says. “As part of our commitment to the industry, we are working closely with producer organisations to ensure that they can bring the best quality green beans possible to their buyer.”
Read More
Cofi-Com

Cofi-Com on the ground

Over more than 30 years importing coffee to Australia from around the world, Cofi-Com has developed strong ties with its Volcafe sister companies that operate in most growing origins.  These relationships give Cofi-Com an in-depth knowledge of the requirements and capabilities of farmers in these areas. It is this on-the-ground presence that gives the trader the ability to provide a range of coffees, from commercial blends to high-end speciality, to its roasting customers.
Read More
Easter egg coffee blend

Ona Coffee launches Easter Egg coffee blend

Ona Coffee has announced the release of a limited-edition Easter Egg coffee blend for the upcoming Easter holidays. This special blend has been created using a mixture of single origin coffees from Africa, India, and Papua New Guinea.
Read More