Coffee Farming News

  • Univesity of California Researchers Sequence Arabica Coffee Genome

    Recently, an international team of University of California researchers has publicly released the first public genome sequence of Arabica coffee. The genome was sequenced from a remarkable variety called Geisha. “The variety Geisha originates from the mountains of the western Ethiopian provinces of Maji and Goldija, near the town of Geisha, and is a selection known for its unique ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • OFC17: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Coffee Supply

    In the UK alone, we drink 70 million cups of coffee a day. Yet growers of the essential raw material – the coffee bean – still rank among the poorest people in the world. In fact, half of the world’s highly indebted poor countries (known as HIPCs) are coffee producers. This paradox was brought to light at the Oxford Farming Conference this week, by ...


    By Farming First

  • Ahlstrom strengthens leadership in sustainable single-serve coffee materials market in Europe

    Ahlstrom strengthens its leading position in Europe as a supplier of fully compostable infusion materials for single-serve coffee capsules together with two best-in-class coffee houses. Ahlstrom will supply its unique solution made from polylactic acid (PLA) and vegetable parchment materials to Caffe Vergnano in Italy and Cap Mundo in France. The patented Ahlstrom GreenCapsule top lid(TM) is ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Guatemalan Coffee Growers Still Suffer from La Roya

    Guatemala is one of the countries in Central America affected by the coffee rust disease. In fact, the country declared coffee rust a national emergency in 2013. The coffee production was massively decreased from 2,500,000 lbs of coffee in 2012 to 1,000,000 lbs by the end of 2013. The coffee rust epidemic has been a major issue not only in Guatemala but in all affected countries. Millions of ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • BioNovelus Inc. Meets Starbucks’ Officer and Agronomic Engineers, and Intrigues World’s Coffee Industry at ‘Sintercafe’s 30th Annual Coffee Industry Meeting, in Costa Rica

    Jean Ekobo, CEO of BioNovelus Inc. recently attended the ‘Sintercafe - International Coffee Week,’ the largest coffee convention in Central America. This year,  ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • A Recent Study Shows That Coffee Rust Isn’t Caused By Climate Change After All

    Recently, a group of scientists conducting researches and studies about coffee rust found out something that can possibly help all coffee producers all over the world. The researchers from the University of Exeter discovered that climate change is not the main cause of the devastating coffee rust disease. Throughout these years, we all thought that this epidemic coffee disease is caused by the ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • Macmillan World`s Biggest Coffee Morning at Valeport

    Last week, people all across the UK gathered to serve tea, cake and coffee in aid of Macmillan – a charity providing emotional, financial, medical and practical support for people diagnosed with cancer. All over Facebook you could see people advertising their own events, which warranted a ‘thank you’ to all those that hosted from Macmillan in local papers across the UK. It ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Biofungicide CR-10 Keeps Winning Battles Against Coffee Rust In Guatemala And Costa Rica

    BioNovelus, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) is pleased to share the latest very successful test results of its bio-fungicide CR-10, in the fight against coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix or “roya” in Spanish) in Costa Rica and Guatemala. BioNovelus is fighting the ongoing battle against coffee rust with our eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable CR-10, in Guatemala and Costa Rica. By putting our ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • Largest global coffee initiative to cope with climate variability

    With an investment of 25 million euros the Colombian coffee sector should become climate proof to ensure more than half a million coffee farmers to cope with or fight the impact of lack or excess of water in 25 Colombian river basins. The programme ‘Manos al Agua’ (‘hands on water’) generates solutions to avoid annual losses of up to 30% of crops, affecting farmers’ ...

  • Bellota at Agrishow show in Brazil

    The Bellota team is visiting the Agrishow trade show in Riberão Preto - Sao Paulo, a city that is considered to be the Brazilian capital of Agribusiness. Bellota, form its manufacturing facility in Brazil, provides coulters to the main planters and drill machine manufacturers in Brazil and sugar cane harvester components. Agrishow is an open air trade show and it is considered to be the ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Although fluctuating from year to year, coffee production has been on an overall steady upward trend, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner. World coffee production during the 2013/14 crop year was just slightly over 9 million tons, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The vast majority of coffee production-more than 3 tons for every 4 tons grown-is exported, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • TOP 10 Publication: Coffee Roasting – Flavor Analysis with PTR-TOF

    One of the longest established PTR-MS applications is once again producing fascinating results: Alexia Gloess and her team have just published a PTR-TOF study on coffee roasting that is currently the second most downloaded article in IJMS. It is not surprising that aroma analysis is among the prime applications of PTR-MS. The ...

  • Small birds save big money for Costa Rica`s farmers

    Research in Costa Rica shows that wild birds significantly reduce damage by a devastating coffee pest, the coffee berry borer beetle, contributing to huge savings to local farms  and providing incentive to protect wildlife habitat, Nature News reported ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Coffee pest spreading to other crops in East Africa

    East Africa's horticulture could face a severe crisis due to 'species jump' — whereby a disease moves from a known host to new and unusual ones — affecting fruits, vegetables, and medicinal and ornamental plants. Researchers in Uganda have discovered that the Black Coffee Twig Borer, a devastating coffee pest, has crossed over from Robusta coffee to about 40 plant  ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate change could spread major coffee pest

    Coffee production in parts of East Africa and South America could suffer as climate change drives up the numbers and distribution of a key pest, according to research. Scientists from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya say their study provides the first global maps of the coffee ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USAID, green mountain coffee, and fair trade USA biodiversity initiative supports economic and social development for brazilian coffee farmers

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote biodiversity, conservation, and environmental education among Brazil's coffee growing communities, as biodiverse ecosystems form an important foundation for economic and social development. Fair Trade certification offers coffee farmers fair prices, community ...

  • Repurpose compostables launches greenest coffee cup in the world

    Repurpose Compostables, a manufacturer of premium, high quality food service products, based in Los Angeles, announced today the debut of their One Cup™, the exciting new insulated hot cup that is 100% compostable. No more double cupping. No more sleeves. The insulated technology keeps hot beverages warmer for longer, and prevents heat from escaping the cup, protecting the user and creating ...

  • Equal exchange makes `giving twice` twice as easy with organic, fair trade gifts program

    Equal Exchange, the nation's leading Fair Trade brand, is making it easier than ever to give gifts that "give twice" by expanding the selection of gourmet, organic, Fair Trade gifts and gift baskets available through their online store http://Shop.EqualExchange.com, and by introducing a new business gifts program. The ...

  • Spurred by warming climate - beetles threaten coffee crops

    The highlands of southwestern Ethiopia should be ideal for growing coffee. After all, this is the region where coffee first originated hundreds of years ago. But although coffee remains Ethiopia's number one export, the nation's coffee farmers have been struggling. The Arabica coffee grown in Ethiopia and Latin America is an especially climate-sensitive crop. It requires just the right amount of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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