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Welcome to Recap, a podcast from the Specialty Coffee Association offering a brief overview of recent developments in coffee every two weeks.

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Welcome to Recap, a podcast from the Specialty Coffee Association offering a brief overview of recent developments in coffee every two weeks.

    #18 | September 24, 2020

    #18 | September 24, 2020

    Amid the rise in protectionist trade policies, the International Coffee Organization shared results of a quantitative analysis of trade interventions between 2009 and 2019; coffee berry borer has been discovered on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i for the first time; coverage from the UK’s popular press of Neguse Gemeda Mude’s top-scoring lot from the first-ever Ethiopian Cup of Excellence unfortunately focused solely on the per cup price as served by London’s Queens of Mayfair; also recently released: two long-form accounts of challenges facing coffee’s complex value-generating ecosystem and the impacts they’ll have on coffee farmers.

    Learn more about this episode of Recap, made possible with the support of DaVinci, including a full transcript and links for further reading at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/18/september-24-2020

    • 4 min
    #17 | September 10, 2020

    #17 | September 10, 2020

    The steady growth of the C market price over the past two months could be destabilized by an increase in coffee supply across International Commodity Exchange warehouses; Qima Coffee announces the discovery of a new genetic group of Arabica, Yemenia; three NGOs have proposed a plan to alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African coffee sector; Flash Coffee Thailand appears to be thriving despite the difficult operating conditions of the pandemic.

    Learn more about this episode of Recap, made possible with the support of DaVinci, including a full transcript and links for further reading at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/17/september-10-2020

    • 4 min
    #16 | August 27, 2020

    #16 | August 27, 2020

    This week on Recap, we focus on the strong increase in at-home consumption of specialty coffee. Tracing the trend across earnings reports for large corporations, our own COVID-19 community impact surveys, and recent media coverage of the at-home category growth, we explore some of the ways in which specialty coffee companies have been making coffee easier for consumers to access and enjoy on their journey to learn and adapt to the ongoing pandemic.

    Learn more about this episode of Recap, made possible with the support of DaVinci, including a full transcript and links for further reading at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/16/august-27-2020

    • 4 min
    #15 | August 13, 2020

    #15 | August 13, 2020

    This week on Recap: Arabica coffee futures rose as the Brazilian real strengthened against the US dollar; one of Beirut’s first specialty coffee shops is seeking support rebuild following the devastating explosion last week; the recent El Salvador Cup of Excellence Auction set a new price per pound record; a recent survey from Hanns R. Neumann Stifung suggests the effects of climate change might be more difficult to manage for smallholders.

    Learn more about this episode of Recap, made possible with the support of DaVinci, including a full transcript and links for further reading at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/15/august-13-2020

    • 5 min
    #14 | July 30, 2020

    #14 | July 30, 2020

    This week on Recap: World Coffee Events and the Specialty Coffee Association have announced the cancellation of the 2020 World Coffee Championship events; more than 100 scientists published a signed statement to reassure the public that reusable containers are still safe to use; Xinhua reports that Volcano Coffee, a Ugandan start-up, is using coffee kiosks to drive domestic consumption.

    Learn more about this episode of Recap, made possible with the support of DaVinci, including a full transcript and links for further reading at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/14/july-30-2020

    • 4 min
    #13 | July 16, 2020

    #13 | July 16, 2020

    Three years after they merged, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced a new Sustainable Agriculture Standard that will replace both programs in July 2021; the International Coffee Organization has released the third report in its series on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the global coffee sector; Guatemala has officially begun its exit from the International Coffee Agreement of 2007.

    Learn more about this episode of Recap, made possible with the support of DaVinci, including a full transcript and links for further reading at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/13/july-16-2020

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