Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

Music festival-goers and coffee lovers have a lot in common. They’re both really passionate about something most people don’t take too seriously, they share …

“From seed to cup.” Normally this phrase stands for traceability and quality control. But for roasters, who are in the middle of the coffee …

Ever heard of wet hulling? If you have, did you wonder what on earth it actually means and what it has to do with …

Bitter has become a dreaded word in the specialty coffee industry. We all “know” that good coffee should be sweet and well-balanced, maybe a …

 
 

There’s more to coffee art than just lattes. The taste, smell, and even look of a brew evoke emotions so, as a barista and …

Don’t bother checking your calendar: it’s not April Fool’s for another 3 weeks. Yet the latest news from BuzzFeed’s Tasty might well sound like …

 

Our coffee can only be as good as the land that it’s grown on – but by my calculations, nearly 35% of coffee crops …

Social media might not seem important, compared to nurturing your coffee plants, picking coffee cherries, ensuring processing happens to high standards, and the numerous …

Contrary to popular belief, its possible to make an exquisite espresso at home without a professional barista level machine. There’s no need splash-out on a La …

Coffee’s rich history has fascinated many. With third wave coffee, enthusiasts want to know about every step of its creation: the farmers that manage …

Terroir: we hear it more and more often when talking about coffee. But what does this mysterious word mean? What does it have to …

The Ixil region is home to indigenous communities that are deeply impoverished, ravaged by war, and plagued with mistrust between neighbors. High in the …

Specialty coffee loves sustainability – but it’s something that can be easier to talk about than to actually accomplish. Global market forces, poor infrastructure, …

Apart from choosing the right beans, the key to a great cup of coffee is in the preparation. Imagine you had the chance to …

In 2015, the historically violence-ridden Tolima, Colombia held a specialty coffee auction. For producers, it was a wonderful opportunity: one to raise the profiles …

Water: it makes up 94–98% of your cup of coffee. But it’s not just the biggest ingredient in your beverage. Its temperature (along with …

Specialty Robusta is here, it’s being celebrated, and it’s what coffee needs. In July 2016, the first ever Taza Dorada Robusta, or Robusta Gold …

Looking for insights into what’s going on in the coffee industry? The SCA Specialty Coffee Expo, one of the third wave coffee industry’s biggest …