Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

Creating Differentiation Through Quality Awards in Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil

November 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Growers and sellers in a region of Brazil’s Minas Gerais are organizing to promote the quality of their coffees, last week holding the first annual Mantiqueira […]

Coffee Prices Hit 2.5-Year High, While Brazilian Expert Skeptical About 2015/16 Crop

Coffee Prices Hit 2.5-Year High, While Brazilian Expert Skeptical About 2015/16 Crop

November 17, 2014 9:24 am

The average price of coffee worldwide reached its highest in more than two-and-a-half years in October, with weather conditions in Brazil continuing to affect commodity […]

Pachamama Coffee Hopes to Go Fully Vertical with New CoffeeCSA Roaster

Pachamama Coffee Hopes to Go Fully Vertical with New CoffeeCSA Roaster

November 14, 2014 7:49 am

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a farmer-owned, farmer-governed cooperative with a U.S. base in Sacramento, is hoping to further integrate its operations vertically by adding a 15k […]

Opinion Letter from Colombia’s FNC on the Emerging Institutional Uncertainty

Opinion Letter from Colombia’s FNC on the Emerging Institutional Uncertainty

November 13, 2014 11:39 am

A reasonably contentious situation has emerged in the Colombian coffee sector, following a leaked Presidential commission report that suggested the need for widespread reforms among […]

Alanis Morissette is Singing About Coffee For All the Right Reasons

Alanis Morissette is Singing About Coffee For All the Right Reasons

November 12, 2014 11:07 am

Grammy winner Alanis Morissette has lent her voice to an anthem to support “A Small Section of the World,” an hourlong documentary premiering in New […]

Argyle Coffee Roasters Joins the Short List of South Florida Specialty Players

Argyle Coffee Roasters Joins the Short List of South Florida Specialty Players

November 7, 2014 11:30 am

In South Florida, where Café Cubano still dominates alongside the ubiquitous Starbucks and Dunkin’ brands, specialty roasters are few and far between. “It’s just sludge with […]

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 […]