2014 Coffee Fest National Winners and The Making of “America’s Best Espresso”

2014 Coffee Fest National Winners and The Making of “America’s Best Espresso”

October 31, 2014 1:09 pm

Coffee Fest held its final show of the year this month in Portland, including the national competitions for its three flagship events: America’s Best Coffeehouse […]

The Nordic Approach to Coffee Processing (with video)

The Nordic Approach to Coffee Processing (with video)

October 30, 2014 11:25 am

There is an old saying, “The devil is in the details.” In the case of Nordic Approach, the green coffee importing company founded by Tim […]

Coffee Trader Volcafe Enters the Growing China Green Market

Coffee Trader Volcafe Enters the Growing China Green Market

October 29, 2014 9:55 am

The Chinese government put a renewed emphasis on marketing China-grown coffee in 2006, but outside of a high-volume buyers like Starbucks and Nestle, international market opportunities […]

Leaked Presidential Report Suggests Widespread Reforms in Colombian Coffee

Leaked Presidential Report Suggests Widespread Reforms in Colombian Coffee

October 24, 2014 12:15 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog In an interview last week, SCAA Executive Director Ric Rhinehart held up Colombia as a shining example of a […]

26 Roasters From 15 States Announced as Good Food Awards Finalists

26 Roasters From 15 States Announced as Good Food Awards Finalists

October 22, 2014 4:30 pm

The Good Food Awards, now in its 5th year as a leading awards program that places equal emphasis on quality and responsible food sourcing, recently […]

Monthly C-Market Report: 2014 Could End Up a ‘Reasonably Balanced’ Market

Monthly C-Market Report: 2014 Could End Up a ‘Reasonably Balanced’ Market

October 22, 2014 11:00 am

Crop year 2013/14 is now finished in all exporting countries, and despite a year’s worth of speculation and persistent price volatility, total global production is […]

U.S. Importer/Roasters Lead Effort to Save Antigua’s Finca El Valle

U.S. Importer/Roasters Lead Effort to Save Antigua’s Finca El Valle

October 21, 2014 12:18 pm

Three U.S. coffee companies are kickstarting an effort to raise $20,000 for Finca El Valle, an 85-acre farm in Antigua, Guatemala, that has struggled to […]

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

Colombia’s Fondo Paez: Finding Harmony on War-Torn Land

October 20, 2014 1:33 pm

The department (state) of Cauca, Colombia, is home to one of Colombia’s largest native American populations, the Paez people, and it also happens to be […]

A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica

October 16, 2014 12:01 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog   Last week I participated in Let’s Talk Coffee, importer Sustainable Harvest’s annual value chain event, for the fifth […]

Certifiers Shutting Out Producers Using Caged Civets for Kopi Luwak

Certifiers Shutting Out Producers Using Caged Civets for Kopi Luwak

October 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Multiple leading certification agencies have stepped up their standards to explicitly eliminate coffees produced from the used of caged civets (a.k.a. kopi luwak coffee). Amsterdam-based […]