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Global Coffee Treasure Goes Under the Hammer | Portfolio | Issue No. 5 (2014)

One of worlds the largest and most significant Coffee and Tea making collections is about to go under a private online auction hammer for the first time in its existence. The Bersten Collection and Museum is the result of a life long treasure hunt by one man; collector, coffee roaster, author, inventor, entrepreneur and coffee …

Vertical Integration in the Coffee Supply Chain: Pachamama Coffee Cooperative

By Maria Hill In recent years, the specialty coffee industry has actively focused on the producer. There are two major issues the industry faces when it comes to empowering the farmer: coffee prices are determined by the commodities market and the farmer is far removed from the consumer. In response to these obstacles, several new …

Coffee Scientists From All Over the World Gather in Costa Rica

By Marino Petracco, Senior Research Scientist, illycaffè We humans are social animals. Actually, our ability to participate in teamwork is one of the main factors that allow humans to command the planet. A primordial example of joining forces to achieve greater purpose might be had by visualizing prehistoric hunters gathering to surround and capture a mammoth, …