Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

Hidden Influencers: How Root Capital Is Expanding the Lens on Women In Agriculture

September 15, 2014 11:03 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Back in February, Root Capital released a white paper on social and environmental performance management, the inaugural publication in a […]

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

September 5, 2014 12:13 pm

Using a barrage of adjectives like super-premium, unique, reserve and small-lot, Starbucks has just announced details regarding its new “premium coffee experience” store concept, as […]

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

September 4, 2014 1:05 pm

by Nora Burkey There has been plenty written lately, here and elsewhere, on the positive impact of coffee certifications. Conversely, much has been written about […]

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

September 3, 2014 3:06 pm

by Eton Tsuno of Temple Coffee This origin trip was different from most. Instead of a backpack, hiking boots, and rain jacket, I packed blazers, […]

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

Opinion: Coffee’s Biggest Crossroads May Be In These Two Headlines

August 27, 2014 1:36 pm

There are several reasons I tend to shy away from writing about mainstream coffee reportage — not least among them, it seems kind of rude. […]

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

German Music Group Threatens a Whole Bunch of U.S. Coffee Roasters

August 26, 2014 8:37 am

A German music group has launched what appears to be a senseless legal attack on dozens of U.S. coffee companies, as part of a larger […]

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 […]