The Coffeelands Blog turns 1
On Saturday, the CRS Coffeelands Blog turns 1. We won’t be able to publish the standard one-year-old birthday party picture of a wide-eyed baby with a face — and hands and hair and clothes — covered in icing and cake crumbs. And we haven’t won a Sprudgie for best blog. We have managed to publish over 100 posts and generate some engaging exchanges with coffee industry leaders on issues of vital importance to coffee farmers and the future of sustainability. Below are links to a few of the posts that provoked the most passionate exchanges during year one, and the categories of content that I consider to be most important to the ongoing sustainability discussion in the industry (and at origin). Happy birthday, Coffeelands Blog.
- “More perspectives on Direct Trade” (published 27 May 2010)
- “Fair Trade Certification in the news, unfortunately” (published 7 September 2010)
- “Hunger in the coffeelands presentation” (19 April 2010)
- “The case for (social) investment at origin” (published 3 August 2010)