Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

January 30, 2015 7:28 am

Twenty three lots received the Cup of Excellence designation at the recent Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence competition in Araxá, where the records for the […]

Brazilian Researchers Discover Coffee Fragments with Morphine-Like Effects

Brazilian Researchers Discover Coffee Fragments with Morphine-Like Effects

January 26, 2015 3:52 pm

  Brazilian researchers say they have identified previously unknown protein fragments in coffee that have similar sedative effects to morphine. The fragments, labeled as opioid peptides, […]

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 […]

Color Analysis in QC, Roast Logging and More Inside the Jan./Feb. Issue of Roast

Color Analysis in QC, Roast Logging and More Inside the Jan./Feb. Issue of Roast

December 31, 2014 11:20 am

The September/October 2014 issue of Roast Magazine is now shipping. If you’re not yet a Roast subscriber, become one here. Below are previews of three […]

Collaboration and Education at Second Le Carnaval du Café in Paris

Collaboration and Education at Second Le Carnaval du Café in Paris

December 30, 2014 10:57 am

After a November postponement, Oslo, Norway-based green coffee importer The Collaborative Coffee Source is readying the return of Le Carnaval du Café to Paris January 25-27. […]

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 […]

It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

It’s a Post-Xmas Supersonic Gathering in Berkeley with Tim Wendelboe

December 19, 2014 12:32 pm

In 2011, Colombian coffee farmer and organizer Elias Roa met Oslo, Norway-based roaster and former World Barista Champion Tim Wendelboe with news that he’d just purchased […]

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 […]