Latest Coffee farming News

International business joins Nashville and Nigeria family

Nov. 14, 2021 00:03 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Their dad rarely talked about his family in West Africa, never putting his boys on the phone with their aunts and uncles when he called back home. Growing up in Antioch, Christopher and Jonathan Oye (pronounced OH-yay) didn’t know they had...

Officials want tighter laws to use Hawaii names on coffee

Nov. 08, 2021 14:54 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island County Council resolution is asking state lawmakers to restrict the use of Hawaii location names on coffee packaging. The resolution, which passed unanimously last week, calls for laws that would require coffee blends be at least 51%...

Hawaii Island farmers get help to fight coffee leaf rust

Oct. 27, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island coffee farmers are expected to receive $300,000 from the state to help them battle coffee leaf rust, a disease that can kill coffee trees. The money comes from the state Department of Agriculture thanks to a bill passed by the...

EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

Sep. 29, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As if a cup of coffee wasn’t expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers' costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year. After hovering for years near $1 per pound,...