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4 success secrets for small business sustainability
Companies typically implement sustainability programs because they want to improve company culture, encourage employees to contribute to positive change and increase profitability by reducing costs. Yet even when the commitment is there, implementation can be challenging, especially in small companies where resources are limited and time is at a premium. Here are four key principles that make the difference between success and failure.
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What makes coffee local?
Vermont Public Radio
For a product that can't be commercially grown here, coffee is a growing industry in the Green Mountain State. Coffee roasters are proliferating and we wondered why, and what, makes coffee "local."
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High-tech coffee war seethes in Silicon Valley; In Boston, not so much
Boston Business Journal
Facebook has installed founder Mark Zuckerberg's favorite coffee brand in its headquarters. Other tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are investing millions in coffee roasters, the way they would a high-growth startup. Boston has its share of posh caffeineries — Barismo, Barrington Coffee Roasting Company, Terroir Coffee, Red Barn Coffee Roasters, for example — but so far, no one has thought to invest $20 million in any of these bean vendors.
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Robusta coffee gains as roasters tap stockpiles; cocoa advances
Robusta coffee rose for a fourth day in London, extending the biggest weekly gain in almost 20 months, as roasters tap inventories before the start of the crop in leading grower Vietnam. Cocoa advanced.
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Denver can't get enough caffeine: The buzz on local roasters and coffee shops
Lately in Denver coffee shops are like breweries: popping up left and right. Staying on top of the city's coffee craze is keeping Eater busy, and highly caffeinated. Here's the latest on Denver's java scene, brought to you by a new coffee shop, probably in your neighborhood.
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Largest coffee party: Boyaca, Colombia breaks Guinness world record
World Record
With the support of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation and the Department of Boyaca, Colombia, 13,567 Colombian coffee drinkers, including over 400 coffee growers, gathered to break the Guinness Record Records' record set by 8,162 participants in Cologne, Germany.
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Brazil's September unroasted coffee exports rise 17 percent from year ago
The Wall Street Journal
Brazil's exports of unroasted coffee beans in September rose 17 percent from a year ago, the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council, or CeCafe. Brazil is the world's top coffee producer, and the increase in exports coincided with prices of arabica beans traded on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange slumping to the lowest level since April 2009.
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Coconut water: More health benefits than you know
100 percent sterile, 94 percent water, low in calories, zero cholesterol; rich in B vitamins, amino acids, cytokinins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and manganese and potassium. Yes, we are talking about the humble coconut water. Read on to know its various health benefits.
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Little Debbie's Bakery Fresh Pastries

All Little Debbie products are now available as pre-ordered bakery fresh pastry with your vend distributor. This includes Mini Donuts, Zebra Cakes and Swiss Rolls. Distributors may also be stocking top-sellers like the Oatmeal Cream Pie and Nutty Bar. Call your distributor today to place your order (or pre-order) for Little Debbie snack cakes.
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Relaxation drinks: The opposite of energy drinks
The Wall Street Journal
Can relaxation, a good night's sleep or happiness come from a lightly carbonated, berry-flavored beverage? Amid booming sales of energy drinks spiked with caffeine and other stimulating ingredients, some people are heading to the soda aisle for drinks that promise the opposite effect.
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Rogers Family launches 97 percent biodegradable single-serve coffee cup
Environmental Leader
Rogers Family Company has developed a single-serve coffee product that it says is 97 percent biodegradable. The company says an estimated 9.1 billion single-serve coffee and drink cartridges — some 19 million cubic feet of waste — wind up in U.S. landfills even year. Its OneCup Bio aims to reduce this waste generated by the industry.
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How Yemeni coffee reaches American cups
Yemen is credited with being the first place where coffee was consumed as a beverage and cultivated as a commercial crop. Coffee drinking appeared in the middle of the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen. In 2011, coffee export was 20 times less than 150 years ago. Once a world-renowned port, Al-Makha — from which the English adaptation of the word "mocha" comes — is now almost out of business. Today, farmers often do not get remuneration comparable to the quality of their coffee for a variety of reasons, including the disconnect between the farmers and the market abroad.
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Puerto Rico plans coffee push
Caribbean Journal
Puerto Rico is planning a major boost for the island's coffee industry. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla this week revealed a plan that he said would generate around 6,000 new jobs over the next two years. The initiative would develop around 6,300 hectares of land on the island for planting and harvesting, a number that could mean around 20,000 hectares of land for the industry in Puerto Rico.

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Coffee prices are finally dropping even as more Americans add a cup of Joe to their daily routine
International Business Times
Good news, coffee drinkers: Prices are finally dropping after seeing sharp increases in 2011. While coffee prices have risen substantially over the last decade, Americans continue to drink more and more cups of Joe.

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30 tips for avoiding startup failure, from successful founders
The Next Web
Did you just start a company but are concerned about how you are doing things? You are not alone, and you definitely are not in uncharted waters. While you are working away on your business plan, looking for ways to raise capital, finding the right people to hire, etc., part of the process involves asking others for their help and advice and doing lots of research to make sure you are on the right path.

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Farmers to 40 Coffee Project encourages economic development in Nicaragua
Emory University
Coffee is the can't-do-without beverage of choice for millions of people around the world. It also equates to big business, and one program within Emory's Social Enterprise @ Goizueta is focusing on improving the livelihood for farmers of this favored drink. SE@G has been involved with communities and organizations in Nicaragua since taking its first group of MBA students there in 2010. Building on the strong working relationships the center has developed over the years, SE@G is creating business models to positively impact impoverished Nicaraguan communities.
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