Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

Six weeks on from Hurricane Maria, and only 30% of Puerto Rico has electricity. 23% of us still lack drinking water. And over 900 …

The History Behind the Fancy Design Who says that a chemist can’t get involved in designing coffee brewing methods? The Chemex is a classic …

We need to rethink who our coffee consumer is, and what we’re offering them. In the U.S., the new consumer — meaning the millennial, …

Installing your new espresso machine isn’t as simple as just ordering it and plugging it in. In the years I’ve spent as a servicing …

 
 

Prepare to be blown away by the intricacies of coffee roasting. This is serious business, folks, and definitely worth a peek. We are willing …

This week, thousands of coffee shop owners, roasters, importers/exporters, producers, baristas, and coffee lovers are flying into Budapest for World of Coffee 2017. We’re …

 

Fed up of pouring asymmetrical latte art, no matter how hard you focus? According to Barista Hustle, the problem isn’t you, it’s your milk …

Origin trips are a great opportunity to make valuable coffee connections and gain first-hand insight into the production process – if you plan your …

Imagine owning a farm so small that you cannot receive practical help – even though, with the low profit margins and high costs of …

What does a coffee producer’s average day look like? Our coffee contributor Karyan NG talks restoration of an abandoned coffee mill and producing specialty coffee …

Pick up any bag of artisanally roasted specialty coffee and have a look at the label. You’ll notice it tells you a few things: …

Direct trade, Fairtrade, single origin, relationship coffee, sustainable coffee, co-ops, small-lot, organic… Choosing the right relationship model with coffee producers can be hard. But …

Just like any other industry, coffee production has an environmental cost. With wet processing, it comes in the form of water pollution and waste …

Pest management on coffee farms is complex, especially if you’re looking for organic solutions. But the University of Michigan have created a board game …

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

We can measure extraction in the final product. We know what impact, broadly speaking, longer and shorter extractions will have on an espresso shot. …

Brazilian coffee gets a bad rap. Quantity over quality, you might hear people say. But there’s a lot more to these beans than most …

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