Last month, several Rainforest Alliance staff members attended the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Annual Exposition. We were thrilled to see a growing recognition of sustainability as key to success in the marketplace!
We are high in the hills of Santander, a heavily forested coffee growing state in Colombia, where the leadership of Nespresso, Rainforest Alliance, Fundación Natura, and the Colombian Coffee Federation are gathering to celebrate 10 years of collaboration.
Gilbert Gatali, managing director of KZ Noir, discusses the coffee trading company’s work to enhance the domestic market for Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee in Rwanda.
For smallholder coffee farmers, a few small changes can mean big gains in productivity, quality and long-term sustainability. Take a group of coffee producers in Tanzania, whose coffee quality improved dramatically when they began to process beans at uniform coffee washing stations.