africa

Africa’s tropical land emitted more CO2 than the US in 2016, satellite data shows

Africa’s tropical land released close to 6bn tonnes of CO2 in 2016, according to data taken by satellites. This means that, if Africa’s tropical regions were a country, it would be the second largest emitter of CO2 in the world – ahead of the US, which currently emits 5.3bn tonnes of CO2 a year. The region’s …

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In Addis Ababa, YA Coffee Puts A Modern Spin On Traditional Brewing

Ethiopia,­­ the birthplace of coffee, holds the additional distinction of being the only coffee-producing country in the world that consumes more than half of what it grows. Despite this, in the cosmopolitan capital of Addis Ababa, locals and tourists alike in search of a quality cup are often forced to settle for low-grade, reheated brews. …

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Potato Defect Information and Credit Policy

The potato defect affects coffees from Rwanda, Burundi, and D.R. Congo. It is called “potato” because it creates an obvious and overwhelming potato smell when the roasted coffee is ground. In an effort to add transparency to what we do, we established a policy around identifying and crediting bags of coffee with this defect. As …

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