Katie Carguilo to Help Lead Counter Culture Coffee’s Westward Charge

Katie Carguilo to Help Lead Counter Culture Coffee’s Westward Charge

July 8, 2014 12:11 pm

Of Counter Culture Coffee‘s eight existing regional training centers, the Chicago outpost its Westernmost. That’s about to change big time, as the company is moving […]

South Korean Coffee Imports from U.S. Roasters Increase in 2013/14

South Korean Coffee Imports from U.S. Roasters Increase in 2013/14

July 7, 2014 8:07 am

South Koreans are importing more roasted coffee from the United States, reflecting the popularity of U.S. brands, as well as relaxed trade taxes. The amount […]

A Communion of Coffee and Beer Coming to Chicago

A Communion of Coffee and Beer Coming to Chicago

July 3, 2014 12:33 pm

Craft coffee and craft beer have been running in parallel courses for the good part of a decade, so it only makes sense that two […]

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

July 2, 2014 4:47 pm

Make no mistake, food scarcity among smallholders and hired farmworkers alike remains a serious issue throughout the coffeelands. Look no further than these recent headlines: Food Gaps […]

European Food Safety Authority Tackling Acrylamide, Seeking Public Consultation

European Food Safety Authority Tackling Acrylamide, Seeking Public Consultation

July 2, 2014 12:35 pm

The European Food Safety Authority says it has confirmed previous science suggesting that acrylamide — a naturally occurring chemical compound created during coffee roasting — potentially […]

How Former Competitors Andy Sprenger and Kapo Chiu Became World-Class Collaborators

How Former Competitors Andy Sprenger and Kapo Chiu Became World-Class Collaborators

July 1, 2014 1:00 pm

The concept of relationships in coffee is a huge one, applying to any combination of people including farmers, importers, buyers, roasters and consumers. But the […]

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

NGO Consortium Calls Out Roasting Industry for Poor Efforts Toward Supply Sustainability

June 30, 2014 1:01 pm

The international development organization Hivos is calling on the world’s top roasters by volume to increase sustainability efforts as climate change threatens long-term production capabilities in […]

Queensland Roastery Stripped of Business Award Following Owner’s Foul-Mouthed Rant

Queensland Roastery Stripped of Business Award Following Owner’s Foul-Mouthed Rant

June 26, 2014 8:46 am

Consider it a lesson in social media decorum. The very public face of a Queensland, Australia-based coffee roastery that has grown into a multimillion-dollar business over the […]

Raleigh-Based Stockton Graham & Co. Acquires Eurocafe Imports’ Southeast Business

Raleigh-Based Stockton Graham & Co. Acquires Eurocafe Imports’ Southeast Business

June 25, 2014 12:18 pm

  20-year-old Raleigh, N.C.-based macro roaster and equipment distributor Stockton Graham & Co. has acquired the distribution business of one of its former regional wholesale […]

Check Out This Fun, Interactive Coffee Seasonality Map from Counter Culture

Check Out This Fun, Interactive Coffee Seasonality Map from Counter Culture

June 20, 2014 9:39 am

Well, this is fun. Counter Culture Coffee, which months ago gave us the gift of this greatly expanded Taster’s Flavor Wheel, now presents a lightly interactive […]