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"We don't know where this coffee will come from."
TORONTO - Coffee drinkers at Tim Hortons may soon have to swallow a more expensive cup of joe as the restaurant chain responds to the soaring price of beans.Price for Arabica coffee have nearly double...
While not exactly a certification, like Fair Trade or the Rainforest Alliance, direct trade is really more of a loose concept: remove as many of the middlemen as possible and make sure the most marginalized and impoverished people in the coffee chain, the coffee farmers themselves, are given a bigger piece of the pie.
The painful struggle of Colombia's coffee producers is part of a growing global challenge for the industry. Changing weather patterns have wreaked havoc on coffee supply, particularly the Arabica stra...
On a mountaintop estate in the rugged coffee-making region of Quindio, Colombia, Juan Pablo Villota is at war with the weather. For three years, abnormally wet conditions have caused massive flooding...