October 1st is an inspiring day for coffee devotees worldwide, as it marks the celebration of International Coffee Day since 2015.
The ECTA announced that it is working on its ambitious plan to export 5.8 million bags of coffee, while the SAJC World Specialty Coffee & Exhibition is expected to kick off in Tokyo on September 27, 2023.
The 20th AFCA Conference and Exhibition and the first African Coffee Week will take place from February 5th to 9th, 2024, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, themed "Specialty Coffee at Origin".
Western Ethiopia’s prominent coffee-producing origin is working towards the supply of more than 33,000MT of green coffee in the current Ethiopian fiscal year.
The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority and IIly Coffee partnered up while The 10th Cafe Show China kicked off in Beijing at the China International Exhibition Center.
World Coffee Research (WCR) announced the release of an Arabica coffee genetic fingerprint database, while the British Coffee Association (BCA) reported that Britons drink 98 million cups of coffee each day.
The South West Ethiopia People’s Region (SWEPR) reported the supply of 43,000 MT of coffee, while the trade of 57,000 MT of coffee took place at the ECX.
The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) amended the forex restriction (FXD79/2022), which is expected to stimulate the trade of coffee, while the second African Coffee Summit was held in Kampala, Uganda.
Fairtrade International announced its new minimum prices took effect on August 1, 2023, adjusted to 1.80 USD/IB, up by 40 cents compared to prices on March 20, 2023.
The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority announced exports of more than 240,000 MT of green coffee, 20% lower compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year.
The USDA forecasted European Union and US coffee imports to reach 47.5 million bags and 26.5 million bags, respectively, in 2024.
The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority's (ECTA) training center graduated the first batch of baristas along with a third round of twenty coffee-cupping professionals.ECTA's Coffee Training Center graduated the center’s first baristas.
The work on Ethiopian coffee variety improvements is gaining momentum, as the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) reported earlier in the week.
The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority (ECTA) reported the various projects implemented to increase coffee production have borne fruit, with the current harvest volume up by 26% compared to the 2021–22’s harvest.
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) latest report forecasts Ethiopia's 2023-24 coffee exports to be up by 11,600 MT compared to the 2022-23 coffee year.
The ECTA and UNIDO announced the start of a new coffee project, while the Ministry of Finance announced amendments to the coffee VAT directive, following the demands of the coffee authority and exporters.
According to the reports of the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority (ECTA), the recently strengthened inspections by the authority and Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) have facilitated coffee exports of close to 1000 MT/day in the prior weeks of May.
The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority (ECTA), in collaboration with the International Trade Center (ITC), launched the Amharic version of the Coffee Guide, 4th edition.
Ethiopian coffees are making the headlines following The Weekend, a Canadian singer’s new coffee product introduction in collaboration with Blue Bottle Coffee.
While the late trade of the new harvest is expected to pick up pace in May and in the coming few months, the ECTA reported that exports of more than 162,000 MT of coffee brought in more than $892 million in the nine months of the current Ethiopian fiscal year.
After a stagnant stage in its coffee education, Ethiopia is taking on various initiatives to transform the sector, with Bonga University graduating the nation's first coffee science graduates with a bachelor’s degree.
The gradual and consistent New York Commodity Exchange Arabica price increments, coupled with Uganda's and Brazil's March shipment declines, are expected to be a supporting factor for the increased trade of Ethiopian coffees in the coming weeks.
The Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority will be discussing industry updates in one of the most anticipated events of the coffee sector at US SCA Expo 2023.
March is concluding with a positive local green coffee movement (farmer to exporter) despite the price challenges (local and international), and the majority of Ethiopian exporters are finalizing their export preparations while a few others have shipped a small amount of coffee.
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ICO’s latest market report highlighted Africa's coffee exports increasing by 19.5% to reach 1.11 million bags in January 2023 compared to 0.93 million bags in January 2022, while exports from South America decreased by 19.9% to 3.93 million bags in January 2023.
The Ethiopian Taste of Harvest is a prestigious specialty green coffee grading event in conjunction with the African Taste of Harvest. In this event, exporters, millers, cooperatives, and producers send samples of their best produce.
ICO’s latest report highlighted the growth in Africa’s total exports at the beginning of the current coffee year, totaling 2.16 million bags ( up 0.46%) compared to the same period of the 2021–2022 coffee year.