Coffee Barometer 2014: building demand for sustainable coffee
The Coffee Barometer 2014 (PDF) is a bi-annual overview of developments in the coffee industry. This joint publication of Hivos, Solidaridad, Oxfam Novib, IUCN-NL and WWF discusses recent developments in the coffee market, standards and certification and provides an overview of case studies advocating adaptation strategies. Ecological, economic and social aspects of coffee production, climate change and (voluntary) standards systems are covered. The barometer draws attention to the consequences of climate change on coffee production practices and the need to scale up and coordinate industry wide sustainability initiatives to make farmers more resilient. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of ensuring that women and the next generation of farmers remain in, and benefit from coffee production. The Barometer consortium calls upon the top ten coffee roasters to increase demand for sustainable coffee and to communicate transparently on the sustainable certified and verified volumes purchased.