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Coffee leaf rust: a disease that may also threaten organic coffee.

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Sips: Coffee rust crisis

by JulieCraves on February 9, 2013

A round-up of the many stories and news items about the impact of coffee leaf rust, and commentary on long-term consequences.

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Coffee rust (Hemileia vastarix) is fungus that is one of the most devastating coffee diseases in the world. Native to Africa, it is now present in every coffee-growing nation. Infected […]

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by JulieCraves on September 10, 2018

I’ve been keeping up with many important developments in the world of sustainable coffee. Here are the ones you should be reading: Regarding coffee certifications: An open letter to UTZ […]

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A new standard for Rainforest Alliance certification has been issued. Here, the changes to the “shade” criteria are explained.

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Latest update of peer-reviewed coffee research.

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Unfortunately, Caribou no longer discloses the amount of coffee they buy, but it is still all Rainforest Alliance certified.

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In return for financial support that represents a tiny fraction of profits, large corporations are receiving “endorsements” in the form of product badges promoting health benefits or sustainability efforts — despite the fact that many of these corporations have rotten sustainability records.

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Merger of two mega coffee companies could mean a huge percentage of the world’s coffee will be controlled by only two companies.

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Annual recap of how much we spend on coffee in a year Here we are on our 6th year of standardized tracking of how much the two-person Coffee & Conservation […]

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Some greenwashing in the Keurig Green Mountain sustaianbility report.

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JM Smucker’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report offers nothing new on their coffee plans.

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An update on the accelerating pace of land use for coffee growing in China and its environmental impact.

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Results of the spring 2013 Cupping for Quality competition for Rainforest Alliance certified coffees, highlighting the linkage between sustainable farm management practices and cup quality.

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A species of orchid is named for a coffee company (Puro Coffee) that contributed to the preservation of land on which the orchid — among other species — was discovered. Includes a coffee review.

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