Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

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First things first…why bother grinding fresh coffee every time instead of just buying it pre-ground? It’s fresher –  whole beans have a much lower surface-to-air …

Welcome to the first day of cascara class. Interest in cascara and cascara-based drinks is booming across the specialty world. People are experimenting with …

How do you start your own roastery? Build meaningful relationships with producers? And create a variety of coffees that will excite your buyers? Jared …

What is it that makes specialty coffee so special? We know it’s much better quality than commercial-grade beans, but why? Is it picked off …

 

 

Cup North 2015 wasn’t just my first ever coffee convention. It was also a coffee convention dedicated to showcasing the very best of northern …

Instant coffee: what even is it? We’re so used to seeing this product on supermarket shelves that often we don’t think about how far …

 

The tiny East African country of Burundi produces exceptional coffees. With its high altitudes, volcanic soil, and good processing, it’s no surprise that it …

Coffee exporters play a crucial role in the coffee supply chain, and yet we hear so little about them. So we spoke to Diana …

What’s the real cost of a cup of coffee? More than you think. And a lot of that cost comes not from the roasting …

It’s impossible to ignore China’s growing levels of coffee consumption. Yet it’s still surprisingly easy to forget about its coffee production. You see, China …

Zimbabwe: this once flourishing country came to a halt 37 years ago. But today, after years of darkness, Zimbabwean coffee farmers are finally starting …

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

Indonesia is facing a long and difficult recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit on September 28th, 2018. The Central Sulawesi province …

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 …

We recently interviewed micro-roaster, Paula Chaverri & barista Glen Arce on the Costa Rican coffee industry. F Solano caught up with Ariel Bravo, twice …

Quality, traceability, direct trade, fairer prices, exotic profiles, experimental processing: these are just a few of the positive things associated with single origin and …

Shade trees have numerous benefits: they’re associated with better cup profiles as they allow the coffee to ripen slower, they may provide additional income …

Producers, baristas, roasters, consumers – whoever we are, we all want coffee farmers to be able to produce better quality coffee and receive better …