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  1. Don’t get roasted – managing coffee risk

    May 4, 2017 - by Frank Rubio - 0 comments

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    A group of Oikocredit’s Agriculture staff have just returned from the annual Global Specialty Coffee Expo hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) in Seattle, Washington. This year over 11,000 industry players participated in this important event. 

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  2. Celebrating International Coffee Day by reducing price risks for coffee farmers

    October 1, 2016 - by Frank Rubio - 2 comments

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    On 1 October, people across the globe will join together at various events to celebrate the 2nd annual International Coffee Day where they can indulge in delectable roasts from all regions.

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  3. Coffee: Is there an elephant in the room?

    July 1, 2016 - by Frank Rubio - 0 comments

    Frank Rubio

    My colleagues and I have just returned from the annual World of Coffee event in Dublin organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE). The event hosted over 10,000 participants from all across the coffee value chain including traders, wholesalers, coffee machinery vendors, producers, government representatives, and others. Interestingly enough, Oikocredit was the only social lender present at this event.

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