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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 the...

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 c...

Twin visits Burundi and Rwanda as part of the TMEA project

01/05/2017 12:00am

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Our Communications Intern, Nancy Demuth, visited coffee coops in Burundi and Rwanda for 4 weeks in order to consolidate their supply chains so that they can develop stronger relationships with coffee buyers. During her visit, our generous friends from Twesetwoterimbere coffee cooperative in Burundi surprised Twin by giving us a beautiful vase and it even has our name on it! If you wish to find ou...

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

28/04/2017 9:50am

Buyer Tour and Cupping events website

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 ...

Twin holds Coffee & Climate Change panel discussion

31/03/2017 10:20am

CCC panel discussion

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 we...

Our team present at 'Chocoa Festival, 2017' in Amsterdam

22/02/2017 4:00pm

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For the first time, our team travelled to Amsterdam to be part of this year's Chocoa Festival from 22nd to 26th February to share our current projects in Uganda and Sierra Leone. In this picture, our Head of Programmes, Cristina Ruiz is presenting some of the different samples from these origins including an exceptional chocolate made with Sierra Leonean beans from our project in Gola Forest in Ke...

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...

Consultation at different levels with Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana

19/11/2016 11:00am

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Twin has travelled this month to the Cooperative Kuapa Kokoo in the West of Ghana to review and define strategies and activities for the next 3 years for our Support & Development Programme. Funded by Divine Chocolate & Solidaridad. Further information regarding this project can be found here  

Our first year in Tanzania - Comic Relief funded project

25/11/2016 12:00am

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As part of a five years' partnership, Twin travelled to Kilimanjaro to meet with Vuasu Cooperative Union and farmers who grow coffee in the Pare Mountains. The review included activities implemented this year, as well as setting priorities and plans for a second year. Further information about this project can be found here  

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.

Coffee Grown by Women #GenderEquality

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