Welcome to Recap, a podcast from the Specialty Coffee Association offering a brief overview of recent developments in coffee every two weeks.
#27 | March 25, 2021
This week on Recap: Kona coffee growers in Hawaii are now eligible for settlements in a 2019 class action lawsuit; Digital Coffee Future will host a series of webinars on the intersection of climate change and technology; Canadian chain Tim Horton’s has announced significant investment into the digital guest experience; UK press outlets cover the staying power of coffee consumption shifts.
Learn more about this week's episode or read a full transcript at: sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/27/march-25-2021
#26 | March 11, 2021
This week on Recap: US coffee roasters have seen significant cost increases in their operations due to shipping and transport logistics; Demetria, an Israeli-Colombian food-tech startup, closed a seed funding round after emerging from “stealth”; Hurricanes devastated more than 200,000 hectares of crops in Central America last year; a new coffee trend is sweeping TikTok.
Learn more about this week's episode or read a full transcript at: sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/26/march-11-2021
#25 | February 25, 2021
World Coffee Research announces its next five year strategy will prioritize origin diversity; researchers at the the University of Reading, the Andean Information Network, and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru explore the similarities between Bolivia and Peru’s coffee and coca trades; 12 of the 16 winning lots in the recent ACE Private Collection auction with Hawaii’s Isla Custom Coffees featured controlled yeast fermentation in processing.
Learn more about this week's episode or read a full transcript at: sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/25/february-25-2021
#24 | February 11, 2021
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence announced a partnership with scientific traceability company, Oritain, to build a database of coffee origin “fingerprints”; a new study explores the relationship between coffee leaf rust and a co-evolved hyperparasite; the International Coffee Organization’s Coffee Development Report 2020 finds the that the value of annual coffee exports has more than quadrupled from 1991 to 2018.
Learn more about this episode of Recap, including a full transcript and links for further reading, at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/24/february-11-2021
#23 | January 28, 2021
Rabobank Group, a lender known for financing agricultural traders, joined other commodity lenders in reducing its activity following a difficult year; the Hivos 2020 Coffee Barometer suggests there is little evidence coffee companies’ voluntary sustainability efforts have made an impact; Sucafina has announced a number of growth initiatives, including the acquisition of a Costa Coffee green supplier, Complete Coffee Limited; Seven Miles Coffee Roasters has launched a new telemetry system.
Learn more about this episode of Recap, including a full transcript and links for further reading, at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/23/january-28-2021
#22 | November 19, 2020
Although estimates of damage to coffee-growing regions have been slow to arrive due their impact on vital infrastructure, Hurricanes Eta and Iota's sustained winds, flash floods, and mudslides have impacted what was expected to be a fruitful harvest for Central America's coffee-growing communities; the Deputy Chief Executive of Ghana's Cocoa Board has called for cocoa farmers to expand and develop the coffee sector by growing and processing coffee.
Learn more about this episode of Recap, including a full transcript and links for further reading at sca.coffee/sca-news/recap/22/november-19-2020