Whose Contributions Do We Acknowledge? — On the SCAA 2015 Recognition Awards

26 Feb , 2015  

scaa annual recognition awards

For a moment, you may have mistaken the announcement of this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) Recognition Awards for The Academy’s announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees for acting. The recipients for both were almost all white. Furthermore, the SCAA awardees were almost all white males. By now, we are sadly accustomed to [Read More]


En español

en español

5 Jun , 2014  

Trabajando Juntos Crearemos la Paz Este post viene de una entrevista que mi colega Griselda Barraza hizo a Fabian Andrés, pequeño productor de café de Nariño, Colombia. Fabian Andrés a sus 26 años, ya es un líder en su comunidad. El heredó la pequeña finca de café de su padre, quien la la compró ahorrando [Read More]

Farm Workers,Results and Learnings

Coffee Workers and Fair Trade – an infographic

21 May , 2014  

thoughts about fair trade - ISH

The 2 year pilot process I led at Fair Trade USA has ended and we are beginning to share some learnings from my team’s work with coffee workers in estates and independent smallholder coffee farmers.  This infographic shows some general info collected from farm workers who worked at coffee estates participating in our pilot process [Read More]

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