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Join us for a panel discussion on 'Coffee grown by women' at this year's World of Coffee in Budapest

05/06/2017 12:00am

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Twin would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion on "Coffee grown by women; opportunities in the European market". Date: Wednesday 14th June  Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm Location: VIP Room 2,  (Located in the Gallery area on 1st floor of the HungExpo show floor) at "World of Coffee" in Budapest The main objectives of the discussion are to bring together a range of actors across the coffee v...

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Tribute to Robin Murray from Twin Team Past & Present

02/06/2017 9:39pm

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We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Robin Murray. As one of the founders of Twin and Twin Trading in 1985, and as chair and board member for many years, his influence on the organisation and its wider network has been immense and unparalleled.  Robin championed farmers and cooperatives and was crucial to the successful launch and running of Cafédirect, Divine, Liberation and Agrofair in th...

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Tribute to Robin Murray by Tomy Mathew

02/06/2017 9:31pm

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Robin Murray was an economist. But I have come across no other of that tribe who, like him, showed economics its proper place in the larger order of human pursuits. He refused, with the resoluteness of a conscientious objector, to let the black and red pencils of the auditor decide the fate of enterprises committed to humanising the exchange of goods and services. If today, against the pervasive ...

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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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Join us for a panel discussion on 'Coffee grown by women' at this year's World of Coffee in Budapest

Twin would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion on "Coffee grown by women; opportunities in the European market". Date: Wednesday 14th June  Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm Location: VIP Room 2,  ...

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