Rob Stephen to Help Lead Olam’s Specialty Business Outside the U.S.

Rob Stephen to Help Lead Olam’s Specialty Business Outside the U.S.

July 30, 2014 10:43 am

A past president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Rob Stephen is taking on a new role at Olam Specialty Coffee, where he will […]

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

July 10, 2014 1:09 pm

For the second year running, Nestlé Nespresso has looked to the academic business world for ideas to fold into the Swiss mega-roaster and pod-maker’s sustainability plans. Sustainability […]

Ecom Rebrands Houston Subsidiary Maximus As Atlantic Coffee Solutions

Ecom Rebrands Houston Subsidiary Maximus As Atlantic Coffee Solutions

July 8, 2014 11:47 am

Houston-based Maximus Coffee Group, a subsidiary of the world’s second largest coffee trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp., has been rebranded as Atlantic Coffee Solutions. As part […]

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

Thin Months Revisited: Food Scarcity in Green Mountain’s Supply Chain from 2007 to 2013

July 2, 2014 4:47 pm

Make no mistake, food scarcity among smallholders and hired farmworkers alike remains a serious issue throughout the coffeelands. Look no further than these recent headlines: Food Gaps […]

Nuova Simonelli Holds Ceremony for New 32,000-Square-Foot Headquarters

Nuova Simonelli Holds Ceremony for New 32,000-Square-Foot Headquarters

June 30, 2014 11:42 am

Coffee machine manufacturer Nuova Simonelli invited more than 100 coffee professionals from throughout the world last week to officially break ground on a new 32,000-square-foot […]

Get Half Naked, Grab Some Friends and Drink Coffee Wine (It’s a Real Thing)

Get Half Naked, Grab Some Friends and Drink Coffee Wine (It’s a Real Thing)

June 26, 2014 4:30 pm

There are reasons some flavor combinations have never been brought to market. Nonetheless,  Miami-based Friends Fun Wine — the makers of the 6% ABV “Fun Wine […]

Raleigh-Based Stockton Graham & Co. Acquires Eurocafe Imports’ Southeast Business

Raleigh-Based Stockton Graham & Co. Acquires Eurocafe Imports’ Southeast Business

June 25, 2014 12:18 pm

  20-year-old Raleigh, N.C.-based macro roaster and equipment distributor Stockton Graham & Co. has acquired the distribution business of one of its former regional wholesale […]

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

June 17, 2014 1:25 pm

In one of the company’s biggest press barrages to date, Starbucks yesterday announced a partnership plan with Arizona State University that will reimburse college students […]

Mayorga Coffee to Nearly Double its D.C.-Area Production Facilities

Mayorga Coffee to Nearly Double its D.C.-Area Production Facilities

June 4, 2014 2:53 pm

Rockville, Md.-based Mayorga Coffee plans to nearly double the size of its corporate headquarters and roastery with the move to a 21,914-square-foot facility on E. Gude […]

Hawaiian Coffee Farms Settle After Alleged Labor and Civil Rights Violations

Hawaiian Coffee Farms Settle After Alleged Labor and Civil Rights Violations

June 4, 2014 11:24 am

Four Hawaiian farms, including two coffee farms, have agreed to pay a combined $2.4 million directly to Thai farm workers as part of a labor […]