And let's not forget the people who make it all possible – the coffee farmers. They're the real MVPs, ensuring that we never run out of the good stuff. So, let's raise our cups to them and enjoy another day fueled by the magical beans!
The status quo in the coffee industry is that most consumers are not aware that the price of coffee in the commodities market is insufficient for coffee farmers and their employees to sustainably turn a profit or earn a living wage.
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a vote Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called “historic.”
We need a framework for sustainability that seeks innovations beyond environmental practices that focus on energy, water, natural resources, pollution and waste managementintosocial-economic inclusion.
The ongoing debate about climate change-global warming continues, and it is hard to see an end to it. It does feel that the need to be right or win an argument has become more of a priority than changing our behaviour.
Don Maslow Coffee is grown using an environmentally friendly method called ‘Integrated Open Canopy’ (IOC), which is a technology developed by the Mesoamerican Development Institute, an NGO based from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Boston USA. The IOC method is a way of growing coffee that instead of clearing woodland to make way for the farm, includes the forest habitat as part of the coffee farm...
As a coffee lover, you have probably heard about Fairtrade and Direct trade coffee, and there is a lot of debate surrounding which is better. In order to dispel some of the myths, we wanted to explain the difference between the two, and the pros and cons of each. In a world of free market economics, the price of a commodity such as coffee is determined by its supply levels versus the level of demand for it. If the supply level is higher than the demand for it, the price generally reduces, however, when the supply falls, and demand exceeds the supply, the price will go up as buyers are prepared to pay more for it...