BBC: Vietnam lockdown adds to global coffee supply concerns

BBC: Vietnam lockdown adds to global coffee supply concerns. “Vietnam has added to concerns over global supplies of coffee as the South East Asian country’s biggest city remains in lockdown. The exporting hub of Ho Chi Minh has been kept under tough travel restrictions after a surge in cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Vietnam is a major producer of robusta, the bitter tasting bean used in instant coffee and some espresso blends.”

Daily Coffee News: MarginalisedFarmers. Org Connects Consumers to Beans Grown On Farms in Need

Daily Coffee News: MarginalisedFarmers. Org Connects Consumers to Beans Grown On Farms in Need. “In a perfect world, prices paid for all green coffee would meet or exceed costs of production and premiums would always be awarded for quality, yet in reality not all farms suffer equally in a grossly imbalanced, neocolonial trading system that leaves most struggling to stay afloat from year to year. So, if a consumer wants to spend money specifically in support of smaller farms on the brink of collapse, where can they shop?”