Coffee Quality Institute

Coffee Quality Institute appoints new CEO

The United States-based Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has announced it has appointed Dr Tina Yerkes as its new Chief Executive Officer. “I am honoured and excited to have been chosen to lead CQI into its next phase. There is a great deal of passion in the CQI staff and board, and I am convinced we will grow programs and partnerships significantly over the next several years as we strive for greater impact on coffee quality and the farming communities who depend on this industry for their livelihoods,” Yerkes said.
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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.”
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Ona Coffee appoints Tom Beaumont as General Manager

Ona Coffee has appointed Tom Beaumont as its new General Manager. “I have long admired Sasa Sestic and Ona Coffee’s commitment to community and innovation,” Tom says. “I look forward to joining Ona’s talented team on its coffee journey.”  
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