Nick Baskett

Nick Baskett is the editor in Chief at Bartalks. He holds a diploma from the Financial Times as a Non Executive Director and works as a consultant across multiple industries. Nick has owned multiple businesses, including an award-winning restaurant and coffee shop in North Macedonia.

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CARBLE RAISES €300k FOR INNOVATIVE CARBON REDUCTION SYSTEM THAT REWARDS FARMERS

Carble’s press release caught my attention with the first sentence, “We cannot offset our way out of climate change”. I agree, yet this has been the plan for many MNCs that need to meet ESG targets. Buying a way out of making an impactful change to the way they do business with sometimes questionable quality …

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WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH LAUNCHES GLOBAL COFFEE BREEDING NETWORK

World Coffee Research launches Innovea Global Coffee Breeding Network to accelerate climate resilience and secure long-term coffee supplies Jaco, Costa Rica, November 10, 2022 — Today, World Coffee Research announced the formation of Innovea, a global coffee breeding network. Innovea brings together collaborating countries to transform global coffee breeding and accelerate the pace of coffee …

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DOCK WORKERS STRIKE FOR BETTER PAY IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE WHILE EXPORTERS CAN’T AGREE NEW OFFER

Dock workers at the port of San Pedro in Côte d’Ivoire went on strike last week, in advance of one of the busiest times of the year, when the main harvest will need to be offloaded from the trucks. The workers, who work in difficult conditions carrying heavy bags of cocoa, currently earn 30 CFA …

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JUDGE SIDES WITH MONDELEZ OVER CACAO CHOCOLATE CLAIM

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Mondelez International, Inc. over chocolate labelling. He ruled that a reasonable consumer would not assume that the chocolate contains unprocessed cacao. The consumer protection lawsuit was filed in February. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff. C.K. Lee had purchased Green & Black chocolate based on the front …

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Sucafina Impact

SUCAFINA LAUNCHES ‘IMPACT’ SUSTAINABLE SOURCING FOR THE WHOLE VALUE CHAIN

Sucafina’s had released details on thier approach to building a sustainable value chain, which has its foundations from the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code, part of the Global Coffee Platform. Reading through Sucafina’s Impact page and the FAQ as well as their press release, I was immediately struck by two things. I’ve been getting so used …

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A Q&A WITH UNILEVERS HEAD OF SUSTAINABLE SOURCING OVER MAGNUMS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

We were invited to pose some questions to Megan Willis, Unilever’s Head of Sustainable Sourcing, following Unilever’s announcement of their AWA programme last month. In case you missed it, Magnum, part of the UK giant, Unilever, released news last month about their programme to help empower women in the Cocoa industry. Working with a 3D …

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Triestespresso 2022

TRIESTESPRESSO EVENT: AN ITALIAN AFFAIR WITH COFFEE

For three days, from 27 to 29 October 2022, the coffee industry from Italy and beyond gathered in Trieste. Triestespresso is a business event and a place to meet old friends and make new contacts in the industry. When I arrived, I was worried that my lack of passable Italian would make me an outsider. …

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