Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

Hiking, sailing, mountaineering, camping… there’s no substitute for getting outdoors. And whether you’re a three-hour-walk-on-a-Sunday kind of person, or you’re more just-off-to-climb-Mt.-Everest-see-you-in-a-few-months, it’s always …

I’m often asked what I use to make coffee. The answer is that I have several devices I use. Then, the most common follow-up …

Of all of our senses, taste interests me the most. As a chef I’m biased, but my interest doesn’t stop at how things taste: …

There was a time when the  roasting process would have been just another step in the journey of crop to cup. There wouldn’t have …

 
 

Watch this video to learn how Cuatro M in El Salvador uses the natural process method for several coffee varieties; pacamara, red bourbon and yellow …

When we think about a truly exceptional specialty coffee, it’s always a single origin that comes to mind. Often it’s even those tiny little …

 

Mr Kham Moune is a hill-tribe coffee farmer living in a small village in Xieng Nguen, Luang Prabang Province, Laos. Married with five children, …

Growing, harvesting, sorting, grinding, dosing, extracting. As consumers, many of us might be familiar with what coffee has to go through before it arrives …

In most markets, the smaller businesses are the most vulnerable. Coffee is no exception to this. Fairtrade calculates that 80% of the world’s coffee …

“It’s killing more women than maternity complications these days,” Guy Stallworthy, Executive Director of Grounds for Health, tells me. He’s talking about cervical cancer, …

Our favorite beverage, in its simplest form, is just ground coffee beans mixed with water. What determines how good it tastes – whether we …

On the 23rd August 2016, about 60 people gathered at La Colombe in Chinatown, Washington D.C. to celebrate a historic moment: the first ever …

What’s the real cost of a cup of coffee? More than you think. And a lot of that cost comes not from the roasting …

Double shots are so common in specialty coffee, that many cafés have removed the option by using double baskets with naked portafilters. But I …

A café manager once described their two coffees to me like this: “The Sumatra, well it tastes like coffee. Just what you’d expect coffee …

Working for an exporter in Nicaragua has come with many perks. The most significant is that I get to meet the people who grow …

Our industry is driven by the people in it. And it only gets better when we connect. That’s why so coffee festivals are the …

There are some pretty flexible definitions in coffee, and micro lots and macro lots (or community lots, as I like to refer to them) …