Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

My first experience with what was the crown jewel of the coffee world in 2009 was a 1kg bag of green Hacienda La Esmeralda …

There’s a new grinder in town, and boy is it causing a whirr. The Sette (pronounced SET-ei, just like café) is Baratza’s newest offering …

Only a few months ago, I experienced one of the biggest highlights of my coffee career: competing in the 2015 World Barista Championship in …

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: …

 
 

The specialty coffee scene in the Philippines is branching out. Forget coffee and muffins; instead, think coffee and vinyl records, skateboards, craft cookies, and …

Love having a variety of brewing methods? But don’t have much cupboard space? This KickStarter project believes they may have the solution: an immersion, pour …

 

Today, Andres Salaverria is the fifth generation of his family to work in coffee. He’s also led the way in experimental processing, invested in …

In 2015, Guatemala was the 8th biggest producer of coffee in the world, at 3.5 million bags.  More than 125,000 Guatemalan producers rely on …

The Kenyan coffee industry is changing. Green bean buyers here are used to working with big estates and large cooperatives – some with up …

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

We all know the beauty of specialty coffee: the perfect balance of flavours, the sweet aroma, the rich body. Yet while may be your …

You’ve worked hard all year, carefully pruning, fertilizing, harvesting, processing, and drying your coffee. But the work doesn’t stop here: now you need to …

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

Milk steaming and latte art are two essential skills for any barista. Neither are easy to master, especially when you first start, but I’ve …

How do you ensure an award-winning cooperative supports farmers in producing excellent coffee? La Prosperidad de Chirinos in Peru won two Harvee awards at Let’s …

You probably don’t know this, but Papua New Guinea’s coffee is sublime. It’s smooth, versatile, close to coffee-capital Australia – and yet is hardly …

Welcome to Ecuador. This small country may not make the list of the world’s most-famous coffee-producing countries, yet head out of the cities to …

El tiempo perdido los santos lo lloran. The saints cry for lost time. That phrase embodies life in Nicaragua. Conquest, revolution, and disaster may …