Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

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Acidity: this trait is prized by cuppers, competition judges, roasters, and third wave consumers alike. But as roasters, how can we highlight this beloved …

As baristas, we should aim to stand out. I’m not talking about being the centre of attention, but something else – something about the …

It was 1920 in the small town of Jerico, Colombia, when my grandfather, Gilberto Velasquez, made the decision to leave behind his family and …

Are you dreaming of a career in coffee “when you’re older”? Being a barista was always my childhood dream – and today, still a …

 

 

Few people can resist the delicious combination of coffee and sugar. But where did this sweet substance come from? A brief history of sugar reveals …

There’s more to coffee processing than just wet, dry, and honey. And double fermentation (also known as double washed or Kenyan processing) is one method …

 

Civet coffee (also known as kopi luwak coffee) was originally drunk because farmers on Indonesian coffee plantations were forbidden to pick coffee beans. The …

If there’s one thing that we’ve got wrong about coffee, it’s fermentation. Traditional ways of thinking about coffee processing state that this stage has …

Education is a wonderful thing. It leads to better coffee. Better-paid producers. Environmentally sustainable practices. And now the Zamorano Panamerican Agricultural School in Honduras …

Are you looking to build valuable business partnerships? Discuss the latest issues and innovations in the coffee industry? Cup and purchase exceptional coffees, including …

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, …

Recent public protests on global warming have focused the world’s attention on its climate crisis. Experts believe that the consequences of climate change are …

Widely acknowledged as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is highly respected in the specialty coffee industry. Beans from this nation are a staple on …

In Puerto Rico, we’ve been tirelessly cultivating coffee for 280 years. Through its highs and its lows, the production of this bean has heavily …

We consume over 2.25 billion cups of coffee all around the globe, every single day. An estimated two-thirds of U.S. Americans drink a cup …

The sweet aroma of coffee growing on the trees. The serenity of the coffee fields in the early morning. The experience of hearing a …

Prior to discussing the flavour notes, it’s important to acknowledge the story and sweat that’s been poured into harvesting each little Bourbon bean (hopefully no actual …

A coffee farmer has a lot to fear: declining prices, coffee leaf rust, climate change, bad weather, low yields, coffee theft… and then there’s …