From news.virginia.edu The love that entrepreneurs Brandon Wooten, Brad Uhl
The Philippines is located in a region where coffee can abundantly grow. Also known as the “Bean Belt” countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, and South America are where most coffee beans come from.
In the past, farmers planted, harvested and processed arabica coffee beans, and sold these to collectors. The collectors would then deliver the coffee beans to processing factories, before the green beans were either exported or sold to domestic roasters.
From: dailyherald.com A coffee-loving 15-year veteran of the fire service
A cup of coffee or tea might seem like such a simple ritual. But our daily cup (or two, or three) owes everything to our colonial, slave-built economy that relied on European and American trade with Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.
Needless to say, the pandemic has had an adverse effect on the greater coffee industry from the frontline customer right through to the local cafes and major bean growers. As some cafes around the world prepare to open up their doors again to socially distanced customers in small numbers, The CEO Magazine wanted to find out what that would mean for your future coffee drinking habits.
Instead, dine-in and to-go orders have been replaced with stay-at-home orders, staffs have been laid off and green coffee beans sit unroasted, all due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coffee is the world’s favorite drink, with more than 400 billion cups enjoyed per year. We do our part to add to that grand total. Coffee drinkers around the world love their coffee — and appreciate it even more when they know that their coffee is grown sustainably.
The iFinca platform streamlines trade to deliver greater value to coffee farmers and provide coffee companies with full traceability to the farmgate price.