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Responsible coffee sourcing

Sustainable Coffee Shops: 8 High-Impact Strategies To Lower Your Carbon Footprint

7/20/2021

The coffee industry has long been a target for environmentally-minded critics, and it’s no surprise why. Single-use plastics are commonplace, food waste is abundant, and deforestation at origin hurts us all.

The Roaster's Guide to Coffee Packaging | Bellwether Coffee

6/9/2021

From bags, valves, designs, printing, and stickers; coffee packaging can feel like a big mess! Learn more about coffee bag packaging & design.

Coffee Growers Revive their Coffee Culture in a Sustainable Way

9/17/2020

Magia del Campo comes from Tolima, a region in Colombia once rocked by violence. This coffee is grown by a cooperative called Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios de Café Especial de Planadas (ASOPEP) who historically had problems accessing finance due to a misperception of Tolima being a hostile place for investors and moneylenders.

Verified Living Income: A New Green Coffee Pricing Model for Sustainable Sourcing

5/10/2021

The coffee industry has an enduring poverty crisis that, despite decades of various interventions and initiatives, doesn’t seem to be letting up—at least, not at scale.

New Coffee Alert in Our Marketplace

8/26/2020

Every coffee we sell in our Marketplace App comes with multiple roast profiles custom-made for those coffees by our roasting experts. Bellwether-created profiles span the spectrum from light roast to dark, offering something for everyone. As soon as your coffee arrives, you can roast it on your Bellwether Roaster.

Why Current Green Coffee Pricing Standards Don’t Work For Farmers

5/10/2021

Take a stroll around coffee websites, packaging, and social media, and you’re sure to encounter language like ethical, sustainable, and fair. It sounds great—who doesn’t want to support fair and ethical sourcing?

Harvesting Coffee at the Height of a Pandemic

7/8/2020

Summer marks the time of the year when green coffee buyers and coffee roasters eagerly anticipate the arrival of fresh coffee from Central America and East Africa. It’s the time of year that radiates both a positive and nervous energy as people in the coffee industry await the coffees they purchased to land stateside.
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