The industry-led effort formerly known as GCQRI (the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative) announced yesterday that it has been reborn as WCR (World Coffee Research) and will begin research in select origins this month in service of its mission: To grow the Arabica coffee supply chain in a sustainable way through collaborative agricultural research and […]
Today, a belated New Year’s resolution regarding our coffee programming: “mo’ better” monitoring and evaluation in 2012.
With apologies to Monty Python (and to anyone who might object to reading here about something other than coffee): today’s post is about cacao. Not just any cacao, but cacao fino de aroma from Ecuador, one of the world’s finest varietals. I recently visited the Ecuadoran Amazon, where we will soon be starting the Borderlands […]
In my last post I mentioned that we are hiring a director for the Borderlands Coffee Project, which will serve more than 3,000 farmers on both sides of the Colombia-Ecuador border. Earlier this month, I visited with partners and farmers in a half-dozen communities on the Colombia side as part of our project start-up activities. […]
Our work with smallholder coffee farmers has been focused to date on Central America and Mexico. Soon, we will be expanding our coffee footprint in the Americas to include the Borderlands Coffee Project in coffee communities on both sides of the Colombia-Ecuador border. We look forward to sharing here insights from those projects as they […]