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Status on Indian Coffee report released

The Status of Indian Coffee report was released in early December highlighting one of the biggest crisis situation faced by the Karnataka coffee belt. The Karnataka Growers’ Federation reported that the state production has dropped by 40%. Karnataka accounts for 70% of the total national production of coffee which stands at about 3.2 lakh tonnes. ..

Switzerland declares Coffee not vital for Human survival

According to a plan released for the public, coffee stockpiling requirements will expire by 2022 – with companies then being able to freely use what they have in their warehouse. The government said that coffee is not an essential for life. Switzerland’s coffee drinkers are fighting back against the decision saying the vitamins and antioxidants ..

Commerce Ministry unveils Blockchain-based app to track Coffee produce

The commerce ministry has unveiled a Blockchain-based coffee e-marketplace to help farmers integrate with markets to facilitate them to get aware of fair prices for the commodity.It will reduce the number of layers between coffee growers and buyers and help farmers double their income. The main motive behind Blockchain-based app is to help farmers to ..

Union Government launches a blockchain-enabled marketplace app for Coffee

In New Delhi, the Ministry of commerce has launched a blockchain-enabled marketplace app for coffee to help farmers integrate with markets so that they can realise fair prices for the commodity. The app is developed in coordination with Eka Software Solutions and is intended to bring in transparency in coffee trade and maintain the traceability ..

Coorg Arabica Coffee gets GI tag

The Geographical Indications Registry has recently granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee. According to the GI application, Coorg Arabica Coffee is grown specifically in Kodagu district in Karnataka. As per the application petitions, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee and ..

Coffee Connect launched by Union Government for coffee growers

On September 4, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu launched Coffee Connect – India coffee field force app & Coffee KrishiTharanga – an IVR-based digital mobile extension service for coffee sector which would help farmers increase production and improve quality. The Coffee Connect will gather all information relating to various coffee plantations in the country, ..

Karnataka to host 7th edition of India International Coffee Festival

The 7th edition of the India International Coffee Festival (IICF) will be held in Bengaluru, Karnataka from January 16-19, 2018. It is being organised by the India Coffee Trust and State-run Coffee Board. The purpose of IICF 2018 is to promote the Indian coffees globally and is expected to attract over 100 companies, 600 delegates ..

India slips to 7th position in Coffee production

India slipped to 7th position in the world Coffee production in 2011-12 from 6th in the previous year with a share of 4%. Brazil produced 33% of the world’s coffee, followed by Vietnam (15.2%), Indonesia (6.3%) and Colombia (5.9 %). The Coffee Board has estimated 3,14,000 tons for the season in 2011-12, this includes 1,01,500 ..