An extract from an article first published in the Huffington Post in October 2013 Sustainability in coffee means different things to different people, but at its heart, it’s about a healthy succession of the industry — from farmers to consumers, and everyone in between. To this end, coffee and capitalism are seemingly at odds with [...]

It seems that most of the coffee producing areas of Latin America are facing a major environmental shock – leaf rust. This disease is sweeping though the continent, rendering coffee bushes useless, devastating harvests and potentially wrecking the livelihoods and food security of millions of small farmers. We will be posting more in depth articles [...]

This is an extract from an article in the USA online newspaper, The Sentinal. It helps to highlight an issue that is becoming increasingly vocalised by those in the coffee industry; the distinction between trading fairly and of FairTrade certification. A number of responsible roasters and coffee shops (primarily independents) are building direct-trade relationships with producers, [...]

  This May 2012 article in the UK Observer Newspaper, by acclaimed environmental and ethics journalist, Lucy Siegle follows the climate challenges faced by coffee farmers the World over and how coffee producers in Peru are attempting to tackle these.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/13/peru-coffee-climate-change-carbon-trading    

The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First analyses the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and develops solutions in partnership with movements working for social change. The Struggle for Food Justice in Fair Trade (By Christopher M. Bacon, Kaelin Holland and Eric S. George) “For decades smallholder farmers and food justice advocates have [...]