Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

July 29, 2014 11:28 am

Direct trade, albeit a fuzzy concept, is generally regarded as a positive and socially responsible practice in today’s coffee industry. Buying directly cuts out the middleman […]

Made in the USA: The State of the Hawaiian Coffee Industry

Made in the USA: The State of the Hawaiian Coffee Industry

July 25, 2014 12:33 pm

by Roast Magazine Editor Emily Puro When you think Kona, you probably think coffee. In many ways, it’s that rich reputation and long-standing tradition that […]

A Tour of Four Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farms

A Tour of Four Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farms

July 25, 2014 12:18 pm

by Roast Magazine Editor Emily Puro As part of the Hawaii Coffee Association’s (HCA) 19th Annual Conference and Trade Show, the public was invited to […]

The Debut of Roast & Roots: Connecting Hawaiian Coffee, Farming and Culture

The Debut of Roast & Roots: Connecting Hawaiian Coffee, Farming and Culture

July 25, 2014 12:17 pm

by Roast Magazine Editor Emily Puro This year’s Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) Conference and Trade Show saw the debut of a new event highlighting the […]

An Indelible Journey From Liverpool to the Heart of Yirgacheffe

An Indelible Journey From Liverpool to the Heart of Yirgacheffe

July 24, 2014 11:11 am

by Robert Leigh (Portions of this post come from Leigh’s latest novel, From Lime Street to Yirgacheffe: A True Story, of Sorts.) Eight months ago, […]

A Look Ahead to the ICO’s 4th Annual Financing Forum in London

A Look Ahead to the ICO’s 4th Annual Financing Forum in London

July 22, 2014 12:36 pm

Registration is now open for the International Coffee Organization‘s 4th Annual Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance, taking place in London on Sept. 23, 2014. The […]

Vega Coffee Piloting New-School Trade Model with Old-World Elements

Vega Coffee Piloting New-School Trade Model with Old-World Elements

July 21, 2014 12:15 pm

When Vega Coffee launches its pilot program following this Kickstarter campaign, few people in the coffee industry will be wearing as many hats as Noushin Ketabi […]

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

July 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Coffee, with a capital C, is a fragile organism. Its supply is essential to the billions of people depending on it in their cups, as […]

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

July 16, 2014 8:35 am

If you exist largely in specialty coffee circles, this may come as a bit of a shock: Half of the world prefers instant coffee over “fresh” coffee, […]

World Coffee Research Director Tim Schilling Tells Us All About the Variety Intelligence Project

World Coffee Research Director Tim Schilling Tells Us All About the Variety Intelligence Project

July 15, 2014 1:09 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog I had the honor during this year’s SCAA Symposium of facilitating a panel discussion on the coffee leaf rust […]