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Sustainable Coffee (Part 2)

After scouring the world wide web for reports and write ups from the recent World Coffee Conference in Ethiopia, I finally found some! I will post all the links I found at the bottom of this post, in case you want to take the time to read up about it for yourself.

The main sentiment I have about a coffee sustainability movement at this point is that it grows at the pace of a newly planted Arabica coffee tree (meaning that it won't happen overnight) and it will take a whole 'village' to see its success. Every player in the...

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Sustainable Coffee

In just a few days, the 4th World Coffee Conference will be happening in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Stakeholders in the coffee sector are convening to discuss issues and solutions that will shape the future of the coffee industry. Back in December 2015, Conservation International set out the ambitious call “to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world”. Working groups with representatives from major coffee companies and organizations have been working together to define and develop a common sustainability framework. Their initial definitions and plans are going to be announced at the conference.

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Sustainable and responsible ideals are a big deal to the coffee industry. Most likely because the quality of the agricultural product we get to work with and enjoy every day needs a sustainable environment and responsible supply chain to continue to exist and thrive in.

But what can a small-scale coffee roastery even do to positively contribute to the sustainability of the dearly beloved Coffea Arabica and responsibility of the supply chain?

Back in October 2015, despite the limitations we have being small, we came up with a framework broken up...

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