The sustainable coffee business, which tries to pay growers a premium while helping the environment, has gone mainstream however--attracting companies and consumers. ...
Despite lagging economic growth, the North American organic coffee market topped $1.3 billion in 2008, making it the single most valuable organic product imported..
Despite the economic recession then, consumers seem to choose organic products especially when they perceive there is real and lasting value. Such data were exposed by coffee market analyst Daniele Giovannucci at a sampling event hosted by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a OTA project at New York City’s Union Square Cafe.
As it profits from the global caffeine jones, many of the biggest producers continue to buy beans from growers who slash rainforests and exploit workers. With that in mind (and steaming cup in hand), I invited top coffee experts to recommend their favorite ethical brands, imposing two rules:...
Speakers from Equator Estate Coffees & Teas, Green Mountain Coffee, and S&D Coffees will discuss the increasing availability of high quality organic coffee on menus from drive-ins to fine dining establishments, while coffee sustainability expert Daniele Giovannucci will present the latest organic coffee market trends data.
The Collaboration features leading firms from Vermont to California and from Florida to Canada.
The $1.4 billion organic-coffee market expanded by 4.1 percent this past year and an average 21 percent annually for the past five years, compared with estimated 1 percent growth in the "conventional coffee industry," Giovannucci said...
At the fifth annual coffee-tasting event hosted in New York, NY by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a market study was released showing that organic coffee sales have taken off in recent years—big time, and in spite of the trend for coffee in general.
September 25, 2016 S&D Coffee & Tea and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) have joined forces to broaden S&D’s sustainable sourcing program. The innovative work builds on earlier collaboration
December 1, 2015 Conservation International (CI) announced today the launch of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge a call to action to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world
October 14, 2015 Pierre Courtemanche, GeoTraceability CEO and Daniele Giovannucci, Co-founder and CEO, COSA are pleased to announce they have signed an Alliance Agreement enabling the organisations to work together
Textile Exchange (TE) announces the release of The Organic Cotton Sustainability Assessment Tool (OC-SAT) - an online tool that measures the environmental, economic and social aspects of organic cotton production.
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