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The Economics of Sustainable Coffee Production

Sustainable production usually comes with an increase in costs. How do would-be sustainable coffee growers make it work?

Fair Trade Goes Full Circle on Supply Chains

October is Fair Trade month. Today we reflect on how far the movement has come and how it allows customers to give back…

Energy-Coffee Wastewater Project Delivers Multiple Benefits in Central America

Taking a holistic, integrated approach to tackle issues at the water-food-energy nexus, UTZ Certified is expanding its Energy from Coffee Wastewater Project from…

OfficeMax, TerraCycle Launch K-Cup Recycling in Canada

OfficeMax and TerraCycle have launched a K-Cup recycling program in Canada.

Bio-Bean Coffee Conversion: Whole Bean Genius

Biofuel critics have brought up that converting foodstuffs to biodiesel means less food in a world threatened with food insecurity. And converting wood…

Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Challenge SodaStream

In a move that some might find surprising, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) and The Coca-Cola Co. announced a major strategic partnership last…

Coffee in Crisis: The Silent Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of

A look at two major crises that are threatening the livelihoods of farmers and workers across the globe, and how Fair Trade can…

SAP and the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation Partner to Support Rural Workers

In an effort to bring technology to rural communities in Colombia, SAP announced last week that it has joined forces with the Colombian…

Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Innovative Loan Program for Small Coffee Farmers

This is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written in collaboration with Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3)…

Little Coffee Pods Pose Giant Waste and Recycling Problems

As the consumption of coffee pods surges in the U.S., so do the questions about their disposal and recycling.

FairTrade USA Ramps Up Fight Against Coffee Rust in Central America

Fair Trade USA launched the Rust Response Fund, to which we will contribute a minimum of $50,000 to fight the spread of coffee…

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz in Favor of Raising U.S. Minimum Wage

Add Starbucks’ chief executive officer Howard Schultz to the list of business leaders in favor of an increase in the U.S. minimum wage.

Starbucks Increases Ethical Sourcing Practices with New Farm in Costa Rica

This week Starbucks announced it would increase its ethical sourcing practices with the investment in a new farming and research center in Costa…

Green Mountain Coffee’s CSR Report an Ethical Business Success Story

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' most recent sustainability report details the company’s successes and shortcomings during FY2012.

More than Beans, A Quest for Great Tasting Sustainable Coffee

Attending a cupping (or coffee-tasting) puts coffee in a whole new light.