Coffee lovers, here’s something to be grateful about. Unlike paper towels, disinfectant or yeast, coffee has never been hard to find during the pandemic.
Nespresso’s Reviving Origins initiative concentrates on supporting coffee producing communities in regions where ‘coffee growing is under threat’ by bringing high-quality ‘rare coffees’ to the market. FoodNavigator spoke to Alfonso Gonzalez Loeschen, CEO of Nespresso NA, to learn more.
Its 10 AM on a Monday morning and Anastase Bizimana, President of Abakundakawa Rushashi, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Kageyo, Rushashi Sector, Gakenke District in Northern Province, is watching workers washing and drying coffee produce.
The pandemic is expected to drive up the cost of harvesting coffee in Brazil. to make ends meet, producers are betting their chips on specialty coffee. The caveat is that cafés are closed in major cities like São Paulo, which used to be the biggest buyers of high-end product.
Fairtrade International and including its U.S. chapter, Fairtrade America, champion the rapid growth of two new funds to aid farmers and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing immediate support as well as relief for the anticipated long-term effects.
Coffee-farming families are facing an unprecedented triumvirate of challenges: the