The 2012-2013 Annual Report is at press and soon will be mailed out. Until that time, an electronic version is available. WCR activities, projects, and miletones are fully detailed.
An article in STIR Tea & Coffee Industry International looks at coffee rust or roya as it is known in Central America. How coffee rust affects coffee estates and the considerations managers must make regarding businesses is discussed. Tim Schilling, executive director of WCR, is quoted regarding the likelihood of other rust outbreaks, or similar events that will affect coffee production. To see the full article …
A recent article by Jenny Neil in STIR Tea & Coffee Industry International discusses what it means to run a sustainable-coffee business. Tim Schilling is quoted regarding the fundamentals of our business models, and Tracy Ging from S&D Coffee & Tea discusses the supply-chain sustainability programs. To see the full article …
By: Tristan McConnell, October 13, 2013 Check out the article here: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/sudan/131011/-clooney-coffee-south-sudan-robusta NAIROBI, Kenya — George Clooney wants you to drink South Sudan’s coffee. And this isn’t about charity — it’s all business. The Hollywood star has a long relationship with South Sudan, which gained independence in 2011 after a peace deal that ended a long-running war with the Sudanese government in the north. He has worked as a peace advocate there and even launched a satellite project to keep tabs on troop movements and human rights abuses. In… Read More →
Three days inside the Democratic Republic of Congo was the time it took coffee and climate research scientist Christophe Montagonon to know the region was a “paradise for coffee.” Montagnon was in the DRC from Feb. 10-18 as part of a trip to explore ongoing initiatives of the Kivu specialty coffee program. The program is designed to benefit 20,000 small holder Arabica coffee farmers in the Kivu region in of the DRC by helping to improve coffee farming, processing and marketing. Many farmers have not benefitted from modern… Read More →
Click Here for Press Release WCR Executive Director, Dr. Tim Schilling, joins illycaffè Foundation President Anna Illy; illycaffè Agricultural Experimentation Director, Dr. Aldir Alves; and EMBRAPA Coffee-WCR Brazillian Coordinator, Dr. Carlos Henrique Carvalho in Brazil mid-Auguat 2013 to plant a tree in WCR’s name, commemorating illycafe’s donation of genetic materials in the interests of furthering global high-quality coffee variety research. Read more about the donation in illycaffè’s official press release HERE.
Read original Maroon Weekly post here Aggie Research Group Keeps Us Caffeinated By Katie Lea | Maroon Weekly | Click for original post at maroonweekly.com Let’s face it: We’re a culture whose very survival depends on how well we’re caffeinated. On our way to work, class, or just plain on our way, we’re constantly seeking sodas, energy shots, and the mother of all caffeine drinks, coffee. Whether it’s Starbucks, Poor Yorick’s, or some other cafe in town, people are lined up to get a coffee fix in Aggieland–and… Read More →
Click the images above to be redirected to English and Spanish versions of the final report detailing findings and outlining resolutions produced by the First International Coffee Rust Summit in Guatemala City mid-April 2013. The Summit, funded by Green Mountain Coffee, Starbucks, R&G Coffee, ECOM, ANACAFE and USAID was held by World Coffee Research and Promecafe in April at ANACAFE in Guatemala City as a response to the coffee rust epidemic that has devastated Central America since harvests began… Read More →
Dr. Tim Schilling, executive director of World Coffee Research, will present an update on the Central American coffee rust epidemic at the 27th Sintercafe conference in Costa Rica this November. Schilling will review ongoing initiatives that aim to mitigate the epidemic and its effect on producers across Central America. The presentation will also include updates on WCR’s continuing objectives and recent successes. Click Here for a listing of other speakers.
World Coffee Research inks illy to its expanding list of industry-leading members World Coffee Research is proud to announce that Illycafe has become one of our newest members on 23 June 2013 at a signing in Nice, France and are joining a growing list of coffee industry leaders to support research and development that will increase supplies of quality coffee, benefitting producers and consumers. Illycafe Coffee sources high quality Arabica bean coffees from all over the world and uniquely roasts them on a daily basis in their… Read More →