Guatemala

Speciality Beans Head To Virtual Coffee Auction

Up to 45 producers and 56 types of speciality-grade coffee from 12 countries will join the first “Singapore Virtual (Micro Lot) Specialty Coffee Auction” on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm Bangkok time.

On Mexico’s Coffee Farms, COVID-19 Highlights Need For Fair Recruitment

Farmers and workers on the Mexico-Guatemala border have long relied on informal cross-border migrant labour, although these practices open the way to exploitation and abuse, and in the era of COVID-19, increase health and safety risks. Now, an ILO project is working with local organizations to promote fairer and safer recruitment practices.

Local Coffee Shop Giving Back To Rural Guatemala Amid Pandemic

 3-19 Coffee in Shaker Heights just celebrated their grand opening of a location in Ohio City. With business seemingly doing well locally, co-owner Mike Vehar is always checking on his roasters across the country to check on them, as well. He did not get good news.

Guatemala To Leave International Coffee Organization

Guatemala has begun the process to leave the International Coffee Organization (ICO) due to concern over falling coffee prices, a Guatemalan government official and another person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Ronnoco Rolls Out Sustainable Coffee Brand

 Convenience-store coffee and tea provider Ronnoco Beverage Solutions has introduced Concentric Coffee, a sustainable coffee brand that supports education, clean water, agronomy initiatives and local communities.

Starbucks, Nespresso Stops Purchasing From Guatemalan Farms Employing Children

“We can confirm we have not purchased coffee from the farms in question in the most recent harvest season, and we will not do so until we can verify that they are not in breach of C.A.F.E. Practices — our ethical sourcing standards developed in partnership with Conservation International that provide comprehensive guidelines for social, environmental and economic criteria including zero tolerance for child labor,”…

Portland Coffee Roasters Raises Record Amount From Sales Of Its Holiday Roast, Donates More Than $10,000 To Escuela de Caficultura School Of Agriculture In Guatemala

For the past dozen years, Portland Coffee Roasters has sponsored a fundraising campaign featuring its annual Holiday Roast, donating a percentage from the sales of the coffee to a select non-profit organization. The 2019 campaign, which concluded on Dec. 31, raised more than $10,000 –– $2,000 above its goal –– for Escuela de Caficultura, a school of agriculture in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, that teaches the essential knowledge and skills needed for coffee production.