Coffee Farming News

  • The Great Wykes Bake Off

    In September staff took part in “The Great Wykes Bake Off” in Aid of the Macmillan Coffee Morning ...


    By Wykes Group

  • Wykes Win Funfest 2018

    An It’s A Knockout competition involving teams from local companies and groups of friends or family, who compete against each other to win the Funfest trophy. The competitors have to negotiate large inflatable obstacles, dress in ridiculous, humiliating costumes, and get very wet in the process.  It is great fun for those taking part, but also very entertaining for the spectators ...


    By Wykes Group

  • New NGWA CEO begins

    The fifth full-time chief executive officer started at the National Ground Water Association as Terry Morse began today at the company’s headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. He met the NGWA staff in a morning welcome program where he talked briefly about his management style, his family, and his personal background. Morse, 52, comes to NGWA from RT Specialty LLC in Columbus, ...

  • Munters Selected as Basis of Design for U.S. Organic Grocer

    Munters has been selected as basis of design on the new construction of stores for the leading organic grocer’s 365 market stores (of which construction began in 2016). These stores incorporate new concepts in design including coffee and wine bars, vegan restaurants and more robotic automation. With sales of organic products increasing each year, the grocer plans to grow to 470 ...


    By Munters

  • City of London declares ambition to recycle half a million disposable coffee cups in one month

    The initiative launches in London’s Square Mile which is reported to hold the UK’s biggest concentration of office workers, many of whom are fuelled by coffee. The City of London, Network Rail, national coffee retailers and some of the Square Mile’s biggest employers, including Lloyd’s and Eversheds, are joining forces in a scheme led by environmental charity Hubbub, in ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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-Munksjö

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Perry Will Be Participating in Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

    On September 28th, the Perry staff will be gathering for a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event will include coffee, cake and a few games too. Macmillan held their first Coffee Morning back in 1990. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £138 million for Macmillan. Macmillan fund and provide ...


    By Perry Process Equipment UK

  • Congratulations to Dave Harry on his Swimathon 2015

    It’s been a tough but very worthwhile swimming journey for our Wales and West Contracts Manager Dave Harry who recently took part in Swimathon 2015 fundraising for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Dave successfully swam 5KM (3 miles) and raised £455 towards ongoing research into this condition ...

  • Running lines extraction of 1,000 tonnes per day for seeds

    Perm coffee began to raise coffee prices in the last year. The first increase took place in the summer, when the dollar and the euro began to soar in price. "Then we raised prices by 10%, another 10% - in November. Chocolate expensive, all the products more expensive. We keep prices in December, January and February, and then counted the numbers - to tears. We understand that our guests hard, but ...


    By Metan FZCO

  • 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 SERIES

  • Bat Numbers in Europe Surge after Decades of Decline, Major Study Finds

    Following decades of worrying decline, Europe's bat population increased by 43 per cent between 1993 and 2011, according to a new study released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The upsurge in population has been aided by legislation and treaties that promote conservation measures, including the UNEP-administered Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS), ...

  • 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

  • Uganda`s tea trade threatened by rising temperatures

    Some of Uganda's most lucrative tea plantations could be "wiped off the map" under the 2.3 degree Celsius temperature rise predicted for 2050, a study has said. Even with the expected one degree Celsius rise by 2020, the 60,000 small farmers who grow Uganda's high-quality tea could face a 30 to 48 per cent decline in output, scientists at the Colombia-based International Center for Tropical ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Mind to exhibit at responsible partnerships exhibition

    Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data to confirm that mainstream consumers are increasing their commitment to Fair Trade faster than ever. Sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products increased 24 percent at grocery stores during 2010. Today, consumers can find Fair Trade products in every aisle of the supermarket. ...

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