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Join us for 3 International Cupping events in DRC, Burundi and Rwanda!

28/04/2017 12:00am

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We would be delighted if you were able to join us for what promises to be a truly inspiring trip to visit our producer partners in DR Congo, Burundi and Rwanda and to participate in three international cupping events. The full trip runs from Friday 19th May to Friday 2nd June 2017, or you can tailor it to join us for part of the trip. Twin has been at the forefront of the specialty coffee revival...

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Twin holds Coffee & Climate Change panel discussion

31/03/2017 12:00am

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  Following the release of our latest Coffee & Climate Change report last January, Twin held a panel discussion on 23rd March at great offices in Central London. Approximately 50 professionals within the coffee industry a long with our current staff attended the event to learn about the challenges that the coffee world is currently facing due to Climate Change. In our exceptional panel of experts...

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Twin's work on Climate Resilience outlined in Daily Coffee News article

16/02/2017 12:00am

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  Daily Coffee News has dedicated an article to Twin's leading work on Climate Change by improving resilience for coffee farmers and deepening value chain partnerships. To achieve this, Twin's current projects focus on several examples of resilience such as information sharing, women’s empowerment, engaging young farmers, and group saving initiatives.  To read this article, please visit Daily Coff...

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Xavier Hamon, Improving Climate Change: Resilience for Smallholder Coffee Farmers

10/10/2016 12:00am

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To address climate change requires collaboration through the entire value chain. in this Reco Atlanta talk, Xavier Hamon, Twin's Coffee Senior Programme Manager illustrates this through the story of a precompetitive Twin initiative between two UK roasters and smallholder producers in Peru, making the positive shift from business as usual to unusual business.

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Twin and TMEA creating quality coffee

10/08/2016 12:23pm

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Twin and Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) have teamed up to tackle the constant problem faced by smallholder farmers, the inability to produce a high yield while still producing quality coffee.  This project involving 20 producer organisations in Rwanda and Burundi was started in February 2016 and will continue for the next year and a half with an investment of 1.8 million dollars in order to tackle ...

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Atlas Coffee Highlights their Role in Coffee Grown by Women

12/07/2016 4:42pm

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This April, Twin and Atlas Coffee collaborated on a survey of Atlas customers about their thoughts on women-produced coffee in the specialty coffee industry.  Twin published the full finding which you can read here. Together, Twin and Atlas surveyed over 100 of our industry partners, 85% of whom were from the US, 13% from Europe, and 2% from the Asia Pacific region. When US Roasters were asked to ...

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Twin appoints new Managing Director

23/03/2016 9:23am

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Twin is delighted to announce that the board of trustees has appointed Richard Anstead as our new Managing Director. For the last 11 years Richard has worked for the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK and brings with him a wealth of experience across both the commercial and international development sectors and from a wide range of commodities including coffee, cocoa, sugar and tea. He will be respons...

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Katherine Nolte & Paineto Baluku | Gender Equity in Practice: The Bukonzo Joint Case

10/01/2016 5:57pm

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Through their Gender Action Learning System (GALS) program, the Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union is working to improve both gender equity and coffee quality in Uganda. This commitment to gender equity has had a direct affect on coffee quality, the average cupping scores increasing from 77 in 2011 to 85.75 in 2014.  This talk took place at SCAA Symposium in Seattle, April 2015.

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Twin co-organises Gender and Coffee Summit

04/01/2016 10:23am

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BETTER COFFEE & GENDER JUSTICE MUST GO TOGETHER NEW LANDMARK CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION CENTRE DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA 2nd Feb 2016, 9am-1pm This event is co-organised and sponsored by Twin and AFCA. Our panel of experts will be discussing why seeking greater gender justice must become a central issue to the sustainability of the coffee industry.  We will be hearing directly from coffee farmers, gras...

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Pret Coffee Fund wins at Footprint Awards

19/06/2015 9:00am

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Pret A Manger has been named the top food service business for Responsible Sourcing at the 5th annual Footprint Awards.   Pret’s Head of Coffee Strategy, Chris MacEwan said, “Coffee is a fundamental part of the Pret business, and commitment to sourcing our coffee responsibly is a necessity for us not a choice.” “However we want to go further than just sourcing quality organic coffee beans, we want...

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Join us for 3 International Cupping events in DRC, Burundi and Rwanda!

We would be delighted if you were able to join us for what promises to be a truly inspiring trip to visit our producer partners in DR Congo, Burundi and Rwanda and to participate in three internation...

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