Counter Culture Buyers Ionescu and Hill on a ‘Coalescing’ Direct-Trade Philosophy

Counter Culture Buyers Ionescu and Hill on a ‘Coalescing’ Direct-Trade Philosophy

April 18, 2014 10:37 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Last week, I told the market here that if it wants meticulous selection, conservation of heirloom cultivars and improved cup quality, […]

Could Google’s April Fools Joke Be a Creepy Look Into Coffee’s Future?

Could Google’s April Fools Joke Be a Creepy Look Into Coffee’s Future?

April 2, 2014 1:08 pm

April Fools jokes were aplenty in the coffee world yesterday. Some of the highlights included Caribou Coffee’s Clear Coffee promo, this guy making homemade kopi […]

On Marketplace vs. Origin: ‘Like It or Not, We Are All in This Together’

On Marketplace vs. Origin: ‘Like It or Not, We Are All in This Together’

March 26, 2014 12:10 pm

We spend a lot of editorial energy on this site covering issues related to origin, and more specifically, issues that affect the smallholder farmers on […]

A Case Study in Cafe Table Design by Blue Bottle Founder James Freeman

A Case Study in Cafe Table Design by Blue Bottle Founder James Freeman

March 25, 2014 12:28 pm

In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal series The Accelerators, a weekly blog series focused on entrepreneurship, Blue Bottle Coffee owner James Freeman shares some […]

How Matters: Communicating the Impact of International Development Work

How Matters: Communicating the Impact of International Development Work

March 25, 2014 10:39 am

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog I have been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks as a result of all the […]

An Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2014 in Seattle

An Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2014 in Seattle

March 11, 2014 12:24 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog After a careful review of the lecture program, I wonder whether this year’s SCAA Event in Seattle may the best ever […]

Inside Roast Magazine’s March/April 2014 Issue (Now Shipping)

Inside Roast Magazine’s March/April 2014 Issue (Now Shipping)

February 28, 2014 11:56 am

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

How Root Capital May Change the Way We Think About Coffee Supply

How Root Capital May Change the Way We Think About Coffee Supply

February 25, 2014 1:58 pm

  by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog Root Capital is the most important organization in the coffee trade that most coffee drinkers have never heard […]

Seven of the Best Coffee Shops in Tokyo Right Now (Plus Hype Video)

Seven of the Best Coffee Shops in Tokyo Right Now (Plus Hype Video)

February 20, 2014 11:06 am

Tokyo has never been at a loss for cafes, but it’s only in recent years that there’s been a real boom in quality and craftsmanship. […]

From the ‘Rape Capital of the World,’ A Story of Coffee and Hope

From the ‘Rape Capital of the World,’ A Story of Coffee and Hope

February 19, 2014 2:49 pm

I’ve been captured by the allure of one of the last standing bastions of potential for specialty coffee production left in the world. For that […]