Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

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: …

Has being a barista started to feel like a drag? Do you have to force yourself to smile at customers? Does work leave you …

Most AeroPressers that have read, well, glanced, at the AeroPress instructions, have probably thought to ourselves – “2 spoonful’s! – WOW! That seems like …

Have you ever asked your barista about the coffee they served you? If you have, they probably responded with a complicated answer including a …

 

 

Within the realms of specialty coffee we often hear certain terms being used over and over again such as ‘direct trade’, ‘specialty coffee’ and ‘micro-lots’. …

Nobody wants to drink stale coffee. It’s flat, it’s disappointing, and it’s easily avoided. Of course, the perfect solution would be to just buy …

 

Harvest time in El Salvador is November to February/March. It’s a cool, dry season perfect for the picking of coffee cherries. Yet this year it’s …

Few places are more well-known for their coffee than Colombia, the land of Juan Valdez. However, not all Colombian beans are the same. This …

A few days ago, I spoke to a group of rural entrepreneurs in Huila, Colombia, many of whom were smallholder coffee producers. As I …

Local roasters have the power to positively transform a producing country’s coffee industry, but it’s not easy. In my home, the Dominican Republic, coffee …

Sometimes the future takes an unexpected turn, making forecasters look more than a little foolish. Just ask the former president of IBM, Thomas J …

Have you ever struggled to keep your espresso extraction time consistent? Perhaps you’ve checked the machine to confirm the pressure and temperature are steady. …

Coffee is sold at a price that has nothing to do with farmers’ living expenses. When the C price fell to a 12-year low …

The coffee industry has responded with shock and dismay to news that Lempira, previously thought to be a “rust-resistant” variety of coffee, has been …

Drying is an important part of coffee processing. If it isn’t performed properly, coffee beans can start to ferment or develop mold, which make …

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

News just broke that the SCA is launching a new type of coffee conference – a sustainability one. And what’s more, it’s focused on …

The internet has done wonders for coffee. It’s brought the stories of producers to life, revealing the extraordinary work that they do. It’s spread …