SCAA Apologizes for Poor Delivery of Last Week’s Competition Announcement

SCAA Apologizes for Poor Delivery of Last Week’s Competition Announcement

June 29, 2015 12:13 pm

The Specialty Coffee Association of America has issued an apology related to last week’s announcement that the group was discontinuing U.S. regional barista competitions. In […]

SCAA Discontinues Regional Barista Competition Platform

SCAA Discontinues Regional Barista Competition Platform

June 24, 2015 12:24 pm

The Specialty Coffee Association is discontinuing regional barista competitions, as it refines the United States Coffee Championships platform to drive coffee professionals to its membership […]

From Latte Art to ‘Content Moment’ with this $999 (Plus Monthly) Milk Foam Printer

From Latte Art to ‘Content Moment’ with this $999 (Plus Monthly) Milk Foam Printer

June 24, 2015 10:45 am

How much R&D is behind your latte art? A Tel Aviv, Israel-based company, Steam CC, is debuting its flagship product today, a milk foam printer that combines […]

Australia’s Golden Bean Roasting Competition is Coming to Portland

Australia’s Golden Bean Roasting Competition is Coming to Portland

June 23, 2015 12:33 pm

A longtime Australian coffee roasting competition and associated conference, The Golden Bean, is coming to the United States for the first time this September, in […]

Watchdog Piece Suggests Toxic Compound Diacetyl May Pose Risk to Roasters’ Health

Watchdog Piece Suggests Toxic Compound Diacetyl May Pose Risk to Roasters’ Health

June 23, 2015 11:46 am

A report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal suggests commercial coffee roasteries may be putting the lung health of their employees at risk through exposure to a […]

Let’s Not Panic Over the ‘Americans Drinking Less Coffee’ Headlines

Let’s Not Panic Over the ‘Americans Drinking Less Coffee’ Headlines

June 22, 2015 12:45 pm

The USDA on Friday released its biannual global coffee market predictions, one of the most in-depth data sets in the global industry, and one that […]

Slayer Made a Frigging Gold Espresso Machine

Slayer Made a Frigging Gold Espresso Machine

June 12, 2015 9:14 am

Espresso equipment manufacturer Slayer — known for custom machines with highly stylized and distinctive group heads, levers and legs — has created a 24-carat-gold-plated espresso machine. […]

Hawaiian Coffee Leaders Reprising Farmer-Focused Cupping Program

Hawaiian Coffee Leaders Reprising Farmer-Focused Cupping Program

June 12, 2015 8:29 am

A consortium of coffee industry leaders in Hawaii is reprising a cupping event introduced last year designed to provide farmers impartial assessments of coffee quality, […]

Blue Bottle Closes on $70 Million Funding Round Led by Fidelity

Blue Bottle Closes on $70 Million Funding Round Led by Fidelity

June 6, 2015 8:02 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee has closed on a $70 million funding round led by Fidelity Management and Research, and Tetragon Financial Group, according to a report late […]

New York Coffee Festival and World Coffee Portal CEO Forum to Debut in September

New York Coffee Festival and World Coffee Portal CEO Forum to Debut in September

June 5, 2015 6:49 am

Two major coffee events from U.K.-based Allegra are coming to New York this September, the inaugural New York Coffee Festival on September 25-27, and a […]