Barista Nation in Denver: Schedule Plus Tips on How to Behave

Barista Nation in Denver: Schedule Plus Tips on How to Behave

July 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Specialty coffee has been exploding in Denver over the past couple years, making the Mile-High City a perfect locale for this weekend’s start-up-themed Barista Nation, the […]

The 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships is Taking its Talents to Long Beach

The 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships is Taking its Talents to Long Beach

July 22, 2014 2:19 pm

The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced that the U.S. Coffee Championships will be held February 19–22, 2015, at the recently renovated Long Beach (Calif.) […]

A Look Ahead to the ICO’s 4th Annual Financing Forum in London

A Look Ahead to the ICO’s 4th Annual Financing Forum in London

July 22, 2014 12:36 pm

Registration is now open for the International Coffee Organization‘s 4th Annual Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance, taking place in London on Sept. 23, 2014. The […]

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

A Brief History of Global Coffee Production As We Know It (1963-2013)

July 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Coffee, with a capital C, is a fragile organism. Its supply is essential to the billions of people depending on it in their cups, as […]

August Burns Retires From Grounds for Health, Leaves Legacy of Empowerment

August Burns Retires From Grounds for Health, Leaves Legacy of Empowerment

July 16, 2014 9:40 am

August Burns retired today after 10 years as executive director of Waterbury, Vt.-based NGO Grounds for Health. Under Burns’ leadership, Grounds for Health has grown […]

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

July 16, 2014 8:35 am

If you exist largely in specialty coffee circles, this may come as a bit of a shock: Half of the world prefers instant coffee over “fresh” coffee, […]

World Coffee Research Director Tim Schilling Tells Us All About the Variety Intelligence Project

World Coffee Research Director Tim Schilling Tells Us All About the Variety Intelligence Project

July 15, 2014 1:09 pm

by Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog I had the honor during this year’s SCAA Symposium of facilitating a panel discussion on the coffee leaf rust […]

Lathe, Baby, Lathe: The Making of a Transparent Portafilter (Part 1)

Lathe, Baby, Lathe: The Making of a Transparent Portafilter (Part 1)

July 15, 2014 12:42 pm

Admittedly, we’ve lately been going a little crazy for transparent portafilters. But like their makers, we’re obsessed. Here, Amsterdam-based Tije, the maker of the latest […]

What’s Happening at Sustainable Harvest’s Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama

What’s Happening at Sustainable Harvest’s Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama

July 15, 2014 11:05 am

Let’s Talk Coffee, the annual supply-focused event hosted by importer Sustainable Harvest, is happening this year in Panama, Oct. 9-12. “Building a World Class Supply […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Prices Hit Lowest Point in Five Months

Monthly C-Market Report: Coffee Prices Hit Lowest Point in Five Months

July 14, 2014 1:34 pm

Despite uncertainty still surrounding the Brazilian crop currently being harvested, the average price of commodity coffees throughout the world dropped to its lowest level in five […]