According to a post published by Ticotimes.net in August 23 edition, two new types of rust were found in samples collected in Coto Brus, near the border with Panama. ICAFE (Costa Rican Coffee Institute), conducted the sampling, and the Rust Research Center of Portugal did the analysis confirming that these two types are different to the one registered … More Coffee rust new varieties found in Costa Rica
An easy to comprehend introduction to coffee Arabica specie, where it comes from, why is it unique, how weather variability affects it and what is being done to protect it from extinction. Research is one of the most difficult to achieve objectives due to lack of financial resources. Recently, World Coffee Research announced a check … More Kew Gardens – Beyond the Gardens – The Forgotten Home of Coffee
You would think so if you consider that leaf rust and other diseases are rapidly adapting to new variables of weather. But it is interesting to learn from the marketplace when all these predictions are taking place. Look at Colombia! Who would think that they would recover from such a loss due to that terrible … More Running out of coffee?
Coming back to SCAA in Boston made me realize how time has gone. First time I ever attended SCAA was when I was working with the Guatemalan Coffee Growers Association in 1999. Liz Rodriguez, how was then the marketing coordinator, asked me to organize Guatemala’s participation at the exhibition in Philadelphia. It was a lot … More Back in time nourishing the present in coffee
It is true that leaf rust has caused major damage in the coffee sector. And it will cause more in the next harvest season. Estimates account around 40% less production for the 2013-2014 crop. Just in Guatemala (but estimates are similar in Central America), 70% of the total production has been hit by the Hemileia Vastatrix … More Coffee leaf rust: react, act and adapt
Featuring: El Guatalón and Annexes, Santa Rosa, Guatemala The road drags you to a landscape of unsuspected beauty. The dirt disguises every mile like daring your imagination to find what you think is an ideal terrain for growing such a noble bean. The narrower the path, the wider view posing with luxuriant nature and magnificent … More A journey to discovering exemplary coffee in Guatemala
For those of you who have not yet considered attending the III IWCA-Guatemala, Feb 7-9, here are some highlights of the event: 1. Key note speaker: Patricia Francis, Executive Director of International Trade Center will explain the “Challenges for Reaching Integral Sustainability in Today´s World”. 2. Other coffee themes addressed by recognized professionals of the … More One month to the III International Women in Coffee Convention and Exhibition in Guatemala
Following my previous post about the coffee sector and the top ten global trends published by The Economist, November 26, I will describe three more global trends and my opinion about how coffee has adapted them or how will it prepare for the future. 5.“The new space race: Pushing the frontiers of technology once again”. As … More Is the coffee sector ready for the top ten global trends? Part II
I read the article of Global trends for 2013: A top ten for business leaders published by The Economist November 26 and it made me questioned about the coffee sector. Is it ready to face the future´s top ten global trends? Coffee has made tremendous changes in the last decades. From instant coffee era or “first … More Is the coffee sector ready for future global trends?
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