Lavazza reforestation Ethiopia Peru

Lavazza shares commitment to reforestation in Ethiopia and Peru

On Earth Day, 22 April, the Lavazza Group showcased some of the most significant sustainability projects that its Foundation is developing in the field of reforestation. Lavazza says this is a central issue in the lives of every species on this planet, given the global necessity for urgent action by all parties involved, especially those whose core business, coffee, is rooted in the land.
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Peru Cup of Excellence

New varietal wins Peru Cup of Excellence

Grimanés Morales Lizana of La Lucuma farm in Cajamarca has won the 2019 Cup of Excellence (COE) Peru, achieving a cupping score of 92.28 for her washed coffee. The coffee is an unidentified mutation of the Bourbon varietal Lizana named Marshel after her father-in-law.
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Fairtrade helps coffee farmers prepare for change

Fairtrade is working closely with coffee farmers to help protect future production volumes and combat extreme weather and changing seasonal patterns resulting from climate change. The price of coffee is volatile, and can fluctuate wildly year to year. Unpredictable weather conditions and susceptibility to disease also present significant challenges to growers. As a result, independent non-profit organisation Fairtrade says many of the small-scale farmers who supply 80 per cent of total coffee volumes experience reduced yields and are at risk of producing low-quality crops. Due to systemic inequality in coffee trade structures, many also lack the financial and technical capacity to adapt to or mitigate these damaging effects. 
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What roasters can do to combat coffee prices

Flavour fights futures: How Zest Specialty Coffee combats coffee prices

Zest Specialty Coffee’s Darren Stinson on what roasters can do to soften the impact of the low C-market and support the ongoing investment of quality coffee production. It’s important to constantly re-evaluate your vision, to sit at the drawing board again and again until your direction aligns to benefit the entire supply chain. It’s something we at Zest Specialty Coffee, as a small to medium-scale specialty roaster, have no objection in doing to ensure our direction benefits the entire supply chain, the most vulnerable and most important members of our industry – the producers.
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Zest Specialty Coffee

Zest Specialty Coffee experiences a paradigm shift in Peru

There were moments in Peru I didn’t lift my camera. I needed to remember the beauty and vividness of the austere peaks and earnest valleys without social construct. Peru is genuine, friendly, and unspoilt, a magnificent land where the nationality and culture is as vibrant as the colours woven into the traditional clothing. 
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Cup of Excellence

Cup of Excellence breaks several records in 2018

Several Cup of Excellence (COE) records were broken in the 12 CEO competitions held in 11 producing countries in 2018. The Costa Rican COE saw the winning lot from producer Luis Ricardo Calderon Madrigal receive the highest price ever paid for a COE coffee at US$300.09 (about $420) per pound. This was more than double the previous COE record for any country.
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Cup of Excellence

Nueva Alianza wins Perú Cup of Excellence

Dwigth Aguilar Masias of Nueva Alianzafarm in the Cusco region has won the Perú Cup of Excellence (COE), scoring 91.08 for his washed Geisha coffee. Damián Espinoza García of La Palmafarm in Cajamarca placed second with his washed Yellow Caturra scoring 89.85. Franklin Chinguel Morales of El Romerillofarm in Cajamarca placed third with his washed Bourbon scoring 89.58.
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