Kopi Luwak vs. Geisha at Temple Coffee’s Most Controversial Cupping

Kopi Luwak vs. Geisha at Temple Coffee’s Most Controversial Cupping

January 19, 2015 10:46 am

On January 9, venerable Sacramento roaster/retailer Temple Coffee tweeted about a “controversial cupping.” One of our more interesting, and definitely most controversial public cupping will […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

January 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Coffee prices worldwide reached their lowest since February 2014, largely driven by improved expectations for Brazil’s 2015/16 crop, according to the December monthly report from […]

2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

2014 Year in Review: The Trading Game

December 26, 2014 7:23 am

As we mentioned in our year in review on supply sustainability, the trend toward traceability —whether originating at the roaster, retail, or import level — has […]

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

2014 Year In Review: Supply Sustainability and Economics at Origin

December 24, 2014 7:29 am

In many ways, 2014 has been a banner year for coffee traceability. This movement has been fueled by an industry that has elevated origin as […]

Coffee Prices Move Slightly Downward with Brazil Rains

Coffee Prices Move Slightly Downward with Brazil Rains

December 23, 2014 7:04 am

Although price volatility was calmer in November, global coffee prices slipped slightly downward as widespread rains throughout Brazil have resulted in reduced estimates for next […]

Report: Climate Change May Cut Available Coffee Growing Land in Half by 2050

Report: Climate Change May Cut Available Coffee Growing Land in Half by 2050

December 18, 2014 12:36 pm

The amount of suitable land for growing coffee on a global scale could be cut in half by 2050, with key growing regions in Brazil […]

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

Coffee Review Presents Its Top Coffees of 2014

December 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Coffee Review, which has been reviewing coffees on a 100-point scale since 1997, has released its second annual list of top roasted coffees. The Coffee […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Coffee Price Volatility in the Modern Era (1963-2013)

October 6, 2014 12:52 am

Since the International Coffee Organization published a monumental report earlier this year on the market history of coffee throughout the world, we have been extracting […]