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World Coffee Research Releases Free Guides for Seed and Seedling Production

World Coffee Research Releases Free Guides for Seed and Seedling Production

While abundant resources are directed to the cup end of coffee’s seed-to-cup journey, much less coordinated attention has been paid to the seed end. That chasm has been significantly narrowed......
Pax & Beneficia a Major Benefit to the Coffee Scene in Irving, Texas

Pax & Beneficia a Major Benefit to the Coffee Scene in Irving, Texas

Reinforcing the concept that coffee transcends boundaries, Scandinavian inspiration has met Turkish coffee at a masterplanned community in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Mouyyad Abdulhadi, a marketing executive, and Dr. Mamdouh......
Kickstarter: Unocup Kicks Plastic Lids Out Of The Fold

Kickstarter: Unocup Kicks Plastic Lids Out Of The Fold

Waste is a big topic of conversation in the coffee industry, especially at the cafe level. Much of this waste comes from to-go cups, and a lot of thought has gone into keeping those receptacles out of landfills. Many cafes have opted for compostable cups, some have done away with...
Patrik Rolf’s New April Brewer Launches on Kickstarter

Patrik Rolf’s New April Brewer Launches on Kickstarter

It’s not easy to overlook a tall, outspoken Swedish man who built his international reputation as a head roaster of Berlin’s Five Elephant. Patrik Rolf was already an active member of the speciality community living in Germany, but after moving to Copenhagen and opening his coffee roasting business called April...
Backed by Convene, For Five Opens New Concept Coffee Bar in Chicago

Backed by Convene, For Five Opens New Concept Coffee Bar in Chicago

Queens, New York-based For Five Coffee Roasters has expanded its reach in Chicago with an impressive second bar in the downtown Loop that emphasizes cocktails in a more sophisticated, art......
In Shibuya, Woodberry Coffee Roasters Imagines A Softer Tokyo

In Shibuya, Woodberry Coffee Roasters Imagines A Softer Tokyo

Sometimes a small town brand doesn’t stay that way. Woodberry Coffee Roasters launched in 2012 in the bed-town of Yoga, a sleepy train stop sandwiched between the bustling hubs of Futako-Tamagawa and Sangenjaya. This area fuses traditional Japanese lifestyle with just the right amount of Tokyo grit. Here Musashi Kihara and his...
How to Ensure Consistency When Cupping Coffee

How to Ensure Consistency When Cupping Coffee

What good are your cupping notes if the coffees on the table haven’t been extracted to the same degree? Cupping is an indispensable tool for anyone wanting to buy, sell, or roast coffee. It’s used to compare lots, identify profiles, spot green and roast defects, make purchasing decisions, and determine farming...
Saxbys Fires Up 7,000-Square-Foot Roastery in South Philadelphia

Saxbys Fires Up 7,000-Square-Foot Roastery in South Philadelphia

Philadelphia-based coffee chain Saxbys has launched a roasting operation in a brand new, 7,000-square-foot production headquarters in South Philly. The company has been developing the roasting program for more than......
These Coffee Scoops Are Made Out Of Wood From Coffee Trees

These Coffee Scoops Are Made Out Of Wood From Coffee Trees

As a coffee person, I do what most every other coffee person does and try to shoehorn coffee into any incongruous square-shaped part of my life that will, with enough effort, relent and take a round, bean-shaped peg. I’ve got cups made of coffee, I drink non-coffee things that are...
Dua Coffee Brings Indonesian Specialty Coffee to Washington D.C.

Dua Coffee Brings Indonesian Specialty Coffee to Washington D.C.

Things can be a tad chaotic in the United States capital city of Washington D.C. Thankfully, regardless of the state of affairs at the White House, just three blocks away......
The Sprudge Guide To Oporto, Portugal

The Sprudge Guide To Oporto, Portugal

Portuguese people are known for being heavy coffee drinkers—which explains the pastelarias (pastry shops), cafes, and coffee shops always crowded by locals in search of another caffeine fix. But for a long time, this has not always been the pursuit of quality—the coffees are usually over-roasted, with little concern for...
How Temperature Can Impact Your Experience of Coffee

How Temperature Can Impact Your Experience of Coffee

Have you ever been enjoying a hot cup of coffee, but noticed that once it starts to cool, the flavours and aromas seem to change?  When this happens, you’ll probably start to pick up on nuanced and delicate flavour notes and aromas that you wouldn’t have been able to detect beforehand....
Nov 15, Espresso coffee drinks – Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha and more.

Nov 15, Espresso coffee drinks – Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha and more.

How to make cappuccino, latte, caffe mocha and other espresso-based coffee drinks....
The Extraction Has Never Really Thought About Becoming a Milk Farmer

The Extraction Has Never Really Thought About Becoming a Milk Farmer

The coffee-focused narrative journalism podcast Filter Stories has launched the first two episodes in a five-episode series on the coffee industry of El Salvador. The series comes with the title,......
Now On Kickstarter: The April Pour-Over, From 2019 World Brewers Cup Runner-Up

Now On Kickstarter: The April Pour-Over, From 2019 World Brewers Cup Runner-Up

The World Brewers Cup has long been a showcase for the bleeding edge of manual brewing technology—which sounds a bit like an oxymoron, I know, but go with me on this one—and the 2019 edition was no different. The world was introduced to the K90, the brew method designed by...
Yellow Bike Coffee Picks Up Speed with Two New Duluth Shops

Yellow Bike Coffee Picks Up Speed with Two New Duluth Shops

Specialty coffee is spreading rapidly around Duluth, Minnesota, and it’s spreading by bike. Yellow Bike Coffee, which opened its 3,500-square-foot flagship cafe in Hermantown after taking over the Vanilla Bean......
Coffee Design: A New Way To Describe Roast From Flatlands Coffee

Coffee Design: A New Way To Describe Roast From Flatlands Coffee

Dark roast, light roast, full-city roast, bold, blonde… we live and breathe with these roast descriptors. They’re the norm but what does it all mean? Flatlands Coffee out of Bowling Green, Ohio is taking these common descriptors, throwing them out, and simply saying, “enough is enough.” The company is instead opting to go...
A Guide to Peru’s Coffee-Producing Regional Profiles

A Guide to Peru’s Coffee-Producing Regional Profiles

Peru is rich in diversity. From the Amazon jungle to golden beaches, from the soaring Andes mountain range to one of South America’s largest lakes, it has a huge variety of landscapes and climates. And the same could be said for its coffee. Peru is the world’s 11th-biggest coffee producer, but...
Higher Grounds, A Comedy Film About The World Barista Championship, Is Definitely Real

Higher Grounds, A Comedy Film About The World Barista Championship, Is Definitely Real

Yesterday, we scooped the existence of Higher Grounds, a comedic film about the World Barista Championship. The film’s creation and release has all been very hush-hush; there’s practically no information on the internet about it, save for a screenshot of an invite to a private screening. But Sprudge’s investigative reporting unit...
New Owner for Longtime Portland Roaster K&F Coffee Roasters

New Owner for Longtime Portland Roaster K&F Coffee Roasters

One of the old guard in the Portland, Oregon, coffee roasting industry, K&F Coffee Roasters is entering a brand new era under the ownership of Rudy Zarfas. Zarfas is taking......
Vice & Virtue Coffee is All Good with First Bar in Downtown Memphis

Vice & Virtue Coffee is All Good with First Bar in Downtown Memphis

Specialty coffee micro roaster Vice & Virtue Coffee has opened its first coffee shop, inside the brand new Arrive Hotel in the downtown Memphis South Main arts district. The drinks......
Learn From The Best At Pro Tips: A Guide To The US Coffee Championships

Learn From The Best At Pro Tips: A Guide To The US Coffee Championships

Have you ever wanted to take part in the US Coffee Championships but didn’t know where to start? What coffee should you use? How is the signature beverage created? What the hell are you even supposed to talk about for 10 to 15 minutes? For those looking to take the...
With Frozen Hoppers, Proud Mary Coffee Stops Time at Peak Quality

With Frozen Hoppers, Proud Mary Coffee Stops Time at Peak Quality

Though more roasting companies are experimenting with freezing green coffee, few have applied the approach to roasted coffee in cafe settings — despite the fact that there is an even......
The Best Of The 2019 LA Coffee Festival

The Best Of The 2019 LA Coffee Festival

The 2019 edition of the Los Angeles Coffee Festival is in the books, and what an epic scene it was! Long a staple of the London specialty coffee culture thanks to the wildly successful London Coffee Festival, this was the second LA edition of the event, and came out chockablock with...
A Coffee Producer’s Guide to Negotiating

A Coffee Producer’s Guide to Negotiating

Coffee producers have long sat on the sidelines when negotiating with buyers, roasters, and exporters. However, times are changing.  With a drop in international coffee prices as well as increasing demand from consumers for quality coffee, producers are in a better position than ever to take negotiations into their own hands...