We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

July 30, 2014 11:53 am

It would be hard to argue that this is a legitimately useful tool in specialty coffee trend-spotting, but this wacky new trend reporter from Yelp is […]

Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

Direct Trade Myths and Why Some Farmers Can’t Afford to Care About Quality

July 29, 2014 11:28 am

by Nora Burkey Direct trade, albeit a fuzzy concept, is generally regarded as a positive and socially responsible practice in today’s coffee industry. Buying directly cuts […]

An Indelible Journey From Liverpool to the Heart of Yirgacheffe

An Indelible Journey From Liverpool to the Heart of Yirgacheffe

July 24, 2014 11:11 am

by Robert Leigh (Portions of this post come from Leigh’s latest novel, From Lime Street to Yirgacheffe: A True Story, of Sorts.) Eight months ago, […]

In Defense of Fair Trade: A Response to the Farmworker Problem

In Defense of Fair Trade: A Response to the Farmworker Problem

July 9, 2014 2:51 pm

(editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of posts published by Daily Coffee News responding to a report in May from researchers at […]

Opinion: ‘Fair Trade’s Dirty Little Labor Secret is Out’

Opinion: ‘Fair Trade’s Dirty Little Labor Secret is Out’

July 1, 2014 10:07 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog (Editor’s note: Daily Coffee News first covered the report discussed below in May. However, we feel that the importance […]

Revising the Record of Coffee’s History to Include Farmworkers

Revising the Record of Coffee’s History to Include Farmworkers

June 30, 2014 11:01 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog When I was an undergraduate, I watched more C-Span than I cared to admit. The parliamentary protocols of the […]

Sustainable Values Combined with Market Tools: A Future for Specialty Coffee

Sustainable Values Combined with Market Tools: A Future for Specialty Coffee

May 23, 2014 12:11 pm

by Chad Trewick of the SCAA Board and INTL FCStone Today, more than ever, with the increasing volatility of the coffee market and our growing […]

Coffee Recommendations From the World’s Greatest Restaurant Chef

Coffee Recommendations From the World’s Greatest Restaurant Chef

May 8, 2014 3:05 pm

Remember this time last year when Nestle announced that about 30 percent of the approximately 2,400 of the world’s Michelin-star-restaurants were using their Nespresso pod […]

A Brief Tour of Five of the Best Micro Roasteries in Tokyo Right Now

A Brief Tour of Five of the Best Micro Roasteries in Tokyo Right Now

May 5, 2014 12:34 pm

Thanks to the emergence of coffee culture in traditionally tea-loving Tokyo over the past years, there is now a good likelihood of happening upon a […]

Why and How Coffee Can Command More Value From Consumers

Why and How Coffee Can Command More Value From Consumers

May 5, 2014 10:17 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Last month I published a post under the snarky title “It’s the market, stupid” along with snide Tweets like […]