Major Changes Coming to the 2016 World Barista Championship

Major Changes Coming to the 2016 World Barista Championship

March 27, 2015 3:00 pm

Major changes are coming to the World Barista Championship format beginning in 2016, including a single grinder limitation, a new espresso machine model and a new “milk […]

Java Jog 2014: Where Did the Money Go?

Java Jog 2014: Where Did the Money Go?

March 27, 2015 11:45 am

Change can be difficult to perceive from 8,300 miles away, but the $35,000 raised at last year’s Java Jog for a Cause — held in conjunction […]

Four Women From Different Sides of Coffee Industry Talk Gender Equity

Four Women From Different Sides of Coffee Industry Talk Gender Equity

March 26, 2015 3:25 pm

It is not by chance or some sort of collective awakening of consciousness that many people working in the coffee industry have renewed or expanded […]

“A Film About Coffee” Announced as James Beard Award Finalist

“A Film About Coffee” Announced as James Beard Award Finalist

March 24, 2015 12:17 pm

For inexplicable reasons, the James Beard Foundation still doesn’t have any coffee-specific awards. But the group has done some justice to the coffee world this […]

Coffee and Cannabis for a Cause Coming to Seattle in April

Coffee and Cannabis for a Cause Coming to Seattle in April

March 18, 2015 12:28 pm

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Single Cups and Workplace Coffee in the NCA’s 2015 Consumer Trends Report

Single Cups and Workplace Coffee in the NCA’s 2015 Consumer Trends Report

March 17, 2015 11:39 am

Single-cup brewing systems are continuing their meteoric rise, while workplace coffee may provide one of the industry’s biggest opportunities for development. This according to the […]

Contained Pourover Unit Cafflano Finds Funding, Hits Trade Show Circuit

Contained Pourover Unit Cafflano Finds Funding, Hits Trade Show Circuit

March 16, 2015 7:36 am

After an unsuccessful fundraising campaign this past summer, the Korean team behind the almost-all-in-one travel pourover mug Cafflano recently eclipsed their funding goal by a […]

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 […]

Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

March 2, 2015 3:00 pm

The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union, whose women-centered value chain development framework has proven successful in Western Uganda and beyond for more than a decade, is […]

Brewers Cup: From the Shadows to the Cutting Edge in Manual Brewing

Brewers Cup: From the Shadows to the Cutting Edge in Manual Brewing

February 24, 2015 12:07 pm

by Clark Le Compte Brewers Cup could be considered the younger sibling to the higher-profile, SCAA-sponsored Barista Championship. As younger siblings do, it has in recent […]