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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s Going On in Sensory Evaluation, with Gail Vance Civille

What’s Going On in Sensory Evaluation, with Gail Vance Civille

July 4, 2014 8:18 am

A service to the entire specialty coffee world, SCAA Symposium has been releasing a number videos from the most recent Symposium in April. Latest in […]

A Communion of Coffee and Beer Coming to Chicago

A Communion of Coffee and Beer Coming to Chicago

July 3, 2014 12:33 pm

Craft coffee and craft beer have been running in parallel courses for the good part of a decade, so it only makes sense that two […]

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 […]

European Food Safety Authority Tackling Acrylamide, Seeking Public Consultation

European Food Safety Authority Tackling Acrylamide, Seeking Public Consultation

July 2, 2014 12:35 pm

The European Food Safety Authority says it has confirmed previous science suggesting that acrylamide — a naturally occurring chemical compound created during coffee roasting — potentially […]

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 […]

2014/15 Global Coffee Production Estimates: A Region-by-Region Breakdown

2014/15 Global Coffee Production Estimates: A Region-by-Region Breakdown

June 24, 2014 1:12 pm

The United States Department of Agriculture has released its latest estimates for annual global coffee production, predicting a 1.5 million total drop to 147.8 million […]