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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

Chocoa 02.2017

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

Kuapa trip CR and KS 11.2016

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

Tanzania Vuasu 11.16

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

Xav Reco 6

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Twin Team heads to SCAE in Dublin

22/06/2016 10:40am

SCAE Dublin 2016

Members from Twin London and Twin Rwanda attended SCAE World of Coffee Conference in Dublin, Ireland from 22nd to 25th June. As well as speaking at the Symposium, Twin also had a booth in the Sustainability Village in order to spread the word on Twin's work.    

Coffee Grown by Women #GenderEquality

Twin featured on M&S blog