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Fairtrade International joins 4C Association

17 September 2012

Sustainability is a key word in coffee. Growing demand and increasing impacts of climate change are pushing coffee farmers and businesses around the world to increase productivity and quality, while simultaneously caring for the...

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Asia Pacific Coffee Forum: Continuing the Work in Coffee

05 December 2011

Caramel, chocolate, spicy, nutty, winey, earthy and floral. Can you distinguish among the many flavour notes and aroma’s typical of different coffees from around the world? Knowing coffee isn’t only for the connoisseur, but...

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Talking Coffee in El Salvador

25 October 2011

Nearly 400 coffee supply chain actors gathered in El Salvador in October for Sustainable Harvest’s annual Let’s Talk Coffee event. It was the first opportunity for open discussion between the global Fairtrade system and...

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Congolese Women recognized as Business Partners

03 September 2011

High quality coffee thrives in the climatic and geographical conditions of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, infrastructure and trade have been in decline since the 1960’s, when DRC became...

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Working Through Challenges in Coffee

19 July 2011

Bolivian coffee farmers and cooperative managers gathered around wooden tables in the airy building and listened with rapt attention to the trainer. Few of them had extensive experience with the topic at hand – risk management...

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Cafédirect: A Fairtrade Pioneer

20 June 2011

The philosophy is simple: Buy direct from disadvantaged, yet highly skilled, smallholder coffee growers in developing countries to enable them to bring their quality products to UK consumers. Cafédirect is one of Fairtrade’s...

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New Premium, Minimum Price and Trade Standards in Coffee

15 March 2011

Download the entire Fairtrade Standard for Coffee for Small Producer Organizations in English or Spanish (PDF). In the past year international prices for coffee have hit a 14-year high, sending waves throughout the coffee world...

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