Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

January 30, 2015 7:28 am

Twenty three lots received the Cup of Excellence designation at the recent Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence competition in Araxá, where the records for the […]

Businessman Part of Green Coffee Craze Reaches $9 Million FTC Settlement

Businessman Part of Green Coffee Craze Reaches $9 Million FTC Settlement

January 27, 2015 11:57 am

Lindsay Duncan, a Texas businessman who capitalized on the green coffee weight loss fad, has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, agreeing that […]

Bonavita to Open European Headquarters Next Month in The Netherlands

Bonavita to Open European Headquarters Next Month in The Netherlands

January 26, 2015 4:44 pm

Coffee equipment maker Bonavita is expanding its international presence next month with the opening of a European headquarters in Almelo, The Netherlands. The Bonavita brand […]

Test Tubes, Baby: The New Pre-Dose Rack System from Alpha Dominche

Test Tubes, Baby: The New Pre-Dose Rack System from Alpha Dominche

January 21, 2015 11:23 am

Any number of strategies and ancillary devices can help make brew-to-order coffee bar workflow more efficient during peak hours, but few are going to look […]

B Corp Could Be Coffee’s Next Big Certification Movement, and Here’s Why

B Corp Could Be Coffee’s Next Big Certification Movement, and Here’s Why

January 21, 2015 7:10 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog First things first: I know I am late to the B Corp party. I first heard about B Corp […]

Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

Armed Thieves Steal Top-Grade Coffee From Mill in Nyeri, Kenya

January 20, 2015 11:50 am

Local sources in Nyeri, Kenya, are reporting that a group of armed thieves has stolen approximately 120 bags of top-grade parchment coffee from a mill in […]

Multinational Tea Company Ito En to Acquire Distant Lands Coffee for $82 Million

Multinational Tea Company Ito En to Acquire Distant Lands Coffee for $82 Million

January 19, 2015 9:17 am

  Japan-based Ito En has begun filing to acquire U.S.-based roaster and importer Distant Lands Coffee Company in a deal worth a reported $82 million. Distant Lands […]

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

January 16, 2015 8:10 am

In yet another effort to recharge Kenya’s coffee sector, the country’s agriculture ministry has unveiled a branding and direct marketing initiative using the label “Coffee […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

January 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Coffee prices worldwide reached their lowest since February 2014, largely driven by improved expectations for Brazil’s 2015/16 crop, according to the December monthly report from […]

Remembering Organic Coffee Pioneer and Cafe Femenino Founder Garth Smith

Remembering Organic Coffee Pioneer and Cafe Femenino Founder Garth Smith

January 14, 2015 4:29 pm

A pioneer in the cultivation and trade of organic specialty coffee, Garth Smith passed away early Sunday, January 11, at age 68, following a battle […]