Coffee News: from Seed to Cup

FROM THE VAULT

Maybe you always wanted to run a coffee shop. Or maybe – like me – you had that moment of epiphany, sipping on a …

Your coffee doesn’t taste good. In fact, it almost tastes musty. Or is that earthy? Hm… or maybe it’s even mushroom-y. Frankly, it’s just …

Understanding Consumer Behaviour For those who often host cupping sessions, I am sure you have come across the experience that I am about to …

There’s no better feeling than sipping on an amazing specialty coffee in your favorite café – but what if you could enjoy that same …

 

 

“Tradition. Ritual. Coffee break.” The opening line of Fabian Schmid’s web series sets the scene for an exploration of fika, a.k.a. having coffee in …

We’ve all had a coffee shop visit ruined by a rude customer – or seen one ruin a barista’s day. So how do we …

 

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 …

Pardon the pun, but grind size is no small matter. Controlling this variable allows you to improve the taste of your coffee, ensure repeatability, …

Where there’s health, there’s a future. There’s been a lot of discussion on how coffee-producing communities’ quality of life can be improved: stabilizing  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 …

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

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 …

The coffee industry is facing some serious challenges – low C prices, climate change, and the impact of political tension to name a few. …

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 …

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 …

Rural producers lifting themselves and their communities out of poverty through coffee production: it’s a romantic idea. And it’s easy to feel skeptical when …

The Ixil people of Gutemala have experienced deep persecution, poverty, and worse for hundreds of years. Yet they remain strong. They are dependent on …

Picture the scene: a bustling café, a queue of takeaways to the door, and a full rail of checks. It might sound stressful but …