coffee bean Articles

  • Coffee production systems

    Types of production systems Roughly, five types of coffee production systems can be distinguished (Moguel, 1996, in Courville, forthcoming): 1)Traditional rustic coffee system: coffee production under forest trees by substitution of plants growing on the floor of a (sub)-tropical forest with coffee. There is a minimal impact on the original forest ecosystem; 2)Traditional polyculture system ...


  • Coffee manufacturing plant - Case Study

    Secure treatment for high oil content sludge Problem An instant coffee manufacturer in Thailand had dewatered sludge with a filter press. 10 to 20 percent of the coffee beans is oil, which has caused clogging of the filter and trouble to stop the equipment for maintenance. AMCON's offer for a solution The self-cleaning ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • "Chosen Bean" cafe eliminates chemical cleaners - customers love it!

    A Melbourne cafe shows how to eliminate harmful chemicals from it"s cleaning menu by adopting GenEon technology. Food and coffee affectionado"s are fully catered to without risk of chemical contamination of their favourite bean juice or nibblies.  Cleaning and sanitizing EFFECTIVELY without chemicals - how good is that? Using the Trio unit from GenEon, Barista Stephen Coster and his ...


    By GenEon Australia

  • This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand

    Somsak Sriphumthong is on a caffeine-fueled mission. After years living and working abroad, the organic farmer and community leader returned to his native Thailand several years ago — during a time when the forests were being cleared for opium fields and rice plantations. Seeking a sustainable alternative, he started growing and selling organic coffee beans on reclaimed land. Why coffee? ...


    By Ensia

  • Lessons in social responsibility for the value chain from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

    Written by a consultant specializing in value chain social responsibility, this article details the challenges of promoting social responsibility through the supply chain of a specialty company operating in the world's second largest commodity business — coffee. THE COFFEE CRISIS Over the past five years, a severe drop in the commodity price of coffee has devastated coffee producers worldwide. In ...


    By AHC Group

  • A methodology for quantifying global consumptive water use of coffee for sustainable production under conditions of climate change

    Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. A sustainable coffee industry is crucial to maintaining global agriculture, trade, human and environmental well-being, and livelihoods. With increasing water scarcity and a changing climate, understanding and quantifying the risks associated with water, a primary input in coffee production, is vital. This methodological paper ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pesticide residue evaluation in major staple food items of Ethiopia using the QuECHERS method: A case study from the Jimma zone

    Samples of maize, teff, red pepper and coffee (green bean and coffee bean with pulp) were collected from a local market in Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Samples were analyzed for the occurrence of cypermethrin, permethrin, deltamethrin, chlorpyrifos ethyl, DTT and its metabolites, and endosulfan (α, β). In the analytical procedure, the QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The Difficulty of Defining Adaptation Finance

    While working on tracking adaptation finance for our Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative project, we often get the question “What is adaptation finance?” or “What counts as adaptation finance?” To our embarrassment, we ...

  • Regional roundup

    Ithaca, New YorkCOMPOSTING PET WASTE AT DOG PARKCayuga Compost and Tompkins County Dog Owners Group launched a program on Earth Day this year to collect and compost pet waste at the Ithaca Dog Park. About 5,000 bags are used to collect 1,000 pounds of dog waste every month at the park. Plastic bags were previously provided by Wegmans supermarket, and disposed of in dumpsters going to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how.

    The various incarnations of the sustainable food movement need a science with which to approach a system as complex as food and farming. This story was co-published with Food Tank, a nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Thumb through U.S. newspapers any day in early 2015, and you could find stories on ...


    By Ensia

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