Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

May 15, 2015 7:55 am

During the opening ceremonies of the SCAA 2015 Event last month in Seattle, the company’s vice president of global coffee, Craig Russell, proudly announced the […]

Stumptown Coffee Majority Stakeholder TSG May Be Negotiating Sale

Stumptown Coffee Majority Stakeholder TSG May Be Negotiating Sale

May 11, 2015 11:31 am

The private-equity investment group that owns a majority stake in Stumptown Coffee Roasters is working on a potential deal to sell, according to a Wall Street […]

Chinese Roaster DTS8 Relocating Headquarters to Vancouver from Shanghai

Chinese Roaster DTS8 Relocating Headquarters to Vancouver from Shanghai

May 5, 2015 4:26 pm

Chinese green coffee importer and roaster DTS8 Coffee Company today announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Shanghai to Vancouver, British Colombia, citing plans […]

After More Than a Century in California, Farmer Brothers Plans North Texas Move

After More Than a Century in California, Farmer Brothers Plans North Texas Move

April 29, 2015 11:23 am

After 102 years in California, Farmer Brothers Coffee plans to move into a new $40 million corporate headquarters in Denton County, Texas, on the North […]

La Spaziale Unveiling Top-of-Line S40 Suprema Next Month in Milan

La Spaziale Unveiling Top-of-Line S40 Suprema Next Month in Milan

April 29, 2015 9:44 am

Bologna, Italy-based La Spaziale is launching the S40 Suprema espresso machine, which is being pitched as a more automated and barista-friendly alternative to its other […]

Coffee Kids Programming Reviving with Neumann Foundation Partnership

Coffee Kids Programming Reviving with Neumann Foundation Partnership

April 14, 2015 10:08 am

Coffee Kids is alive. The 27-year-old nonprofit organization committed to improving the livelihoods among coffee farm community families in Latin America has signed a memorandum […]

Starbucks Grants $400,000 to World Coffee Research to Assist Guatemalan Farmers

Starbucks Grants $400,000 to World Coffee Research to Assist Guatemalan Farmers

April 8, 2015 8:13 am

The Starbucks Foundation has granted Texas A&M University-based World Coffee Research $400,000 to help replant and improve water management in coffee-farming communities in San Pedro Yepocapa, in […]

Behmor Unveiling ‘Connected’ Roaster and Brewer Models

Behmor Unveiling ‘Connected’ Roaster and Brewer Models

March 17, 2015 12:45 pm

Home coffee equipment maker Behmor has refashioned its popular 1-pound-capacity 1600 roaster with app-integrated technology. The company recently unveiled the “1600 Connected” model at the […]

ICO, 4C and IDH Announce Biggest International Coffee PPP To Date

ICO, 4C and IDH Announce Biggest International Coffee PPP To Date

March 12, 2015 8:01 am

Citing systemic sustainability issues, three huge players in the commodity coffee world have formed an alliance to develop “farmer-centric” approaches for the sector’s long-term health. The International Coffee Organization, […]

The Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2015 in Seattle

The Origin-Focused Preview of SCAA 2015 in Seattle

March 9, 2015 10:26 am

By Michael Sheridan of CRS Coffeelands Blog The 27th SCAA Event opens one month from today, which means it’s time for my annual SCAA preview and […]