Soaring International Freight Costs & Coffee Supply

We have recently received an industry update from the industry body, Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), in regards to the rapidly increasing international freight costs.   Paul Zalai, Director of the FTA and Secretariat of the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) says that according to the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), owners and shareholders of container stevedore…

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An Update on Coffee Logistics

Since the middle of last year we have been preparing for a major disruption in the coffee supply chain. It all started with the large number of Covid cases in Brazil, leaving the ports lacking employees, operating with reduced capacity and causing delays in shipments. The situation worsened when the lack of empty containers interrupted…

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Global Logistical Problems and The perfect Blender for 2022

We are all well aware of the issues Brazil has faced in the past 18 months. A debilitating drought, a global pandemic, a frost storm, souring prices and now a world wide shortage on shipping containers. We’ve had the perfect storm which has forced us to face some of the biggest challenges for our supply…

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GIMA 2021: Supporting vulnerable children through Digital Inclusion

GIMA (The Intercity Games for the Environment) is a social and environmental project envisioned by farmer Flavia Lancha de Oliveira. WHAT IS GIMA? Since 2008, GIMA has taken place at Bom Jesus farm. The project was created to promote social responsibility and environmental awareness for young generations. Once a year, around 1,000 5th grade children…

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Women in Coffee: Simone Borges’ and her journey to success

At Minas Hill we are proud to support Women in Coffee. Maria Simone met Luiz Carlos Borges when she worked as coffee picker. They got married years later and she is proud to say she was the one who planted the very first coffee tree in their small farm. They now have 2 kids and…

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