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Coffee Design: Try Hard Coffee In Austin, Texas

Coffee Design: Try Hard Coffee In Austin, Texas

The design of Try Hard Coffee in Austin, Texas....
Why Do Some Producers Grow Coffee Near Active Volcanoes?

Why Do Some Producers Grow Coffee Near Active Volcanoes?

Across the world, volcanic soil is commonly viewed as being “more fertile” for growing crops, including coffee. But why is this? Around the world, more than 800 million people – almost 10% of the world’s population – live within 100 kilometres of the world’s 1,431 active volcanoes. While they have immense...
Coffee Can Help Ease Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue, New Study Finds

Coffee Can Help Ease Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue, New Study Finds

The effect is most noticeable in milder cases of MS....
Wisconsin Coffee Roaster Preparing Legal Battle Over Mask Ordinance

Wisconsin Coffee Roaster Preparing Legal Battle Over Mask Ordinance

Officials in Dane County, Wisconsin, have signaled their intention to revoke a coffee roasting and retail company’s food and drink license for repeatedly flaunting a mask ordinance. It is the......
El Salvador Cup of Excellence Auction Results in Record-High Average Price

El Salvador Cup of Excellence Auction Results in Record-High Average Price

Proving yet again that the COVID-19 pandemic has not dissuaded some buyers from paying top dollar for top-quality coffees, the 17th El Salvador Cup of Excellence auction recently concluded with......
Essence Coffee Roasters Lives Its Dream In Sequim, Washington

Essence Coffee Roasters Lives Its Dream In Sequim, Washington

Years in the making and now confronted with a pandemic, the Essence Coffee Roasters roastery cafe in Sequim, Washington, officially opened this week. “I’d like to tell the young coffee......
Treat Yourself With These Cold Coffee Drinks You Can Grab Right Now

Treat Yourself With These Cold Coffee Drinks You Can Grab Right Now

Coffee (and tea and botanicals) that are ready to drink....
Using The Right Grind Size For Your Brewing Method: An Experiment

Using The Right Grind Size For Your Brewing Method: An Experiment

Trained baristas know the importance of selecting the right grind size for different brewing methods. In fact, most coffee shops regularly recalibrate their grinders throughout the day to keep drinks consistent. But if you’ve been brewing coffee at home, you might not have considered why grind size is important. This is...
Coffee for Peace Launches Free Posters on Processing Best Practices

Coffee for Peace Launches Free Posters on Processing Best Practices

The Colombia-focused Coffee For Peace initiative has resulted in colorful educational posters on the basics of coffee processing called Micro-Processors 2.0 (Microprocesadores). Initially intended for use by coffee producers in......
The Breakfast Singularity Comes For Us All

The Breakfast Singularity Comes For Us All

Dunkin' and Post have teamed up for two new caffeinated coffee cereals....
Top Coffee from Guatemala Cup of Excellence Earns $180 Per Pound at Auction

Top Coffee from Guatemala Cup of Excellence Earns $180 Per Pound at Auction

Buyers primarily from Asia, Europe and the United States shattered previous price records at the recent Guatemala Cup of Excellence auction, with an average per-pound price of $26.50 USD across......
In Portland, Reforma Roasters Brings Innovative Chef Pop-Ups To La Perlita

In Portland, Reforma Roasters Brings Innovative Chef Pop-Ups To La Perlita

La Perlita in Portland, Oregon....
2021 US Barista and Brewers Cup Championships Canceled

2021 US Barista and Brewers Cup Championships Canceled

The ripple effect from this year of lost gatherings has extended to the 2021 United States Barista and Brewers Cup Championships, which have both been canceled. The Specialty Coffee Association’s......
El Colombiano Coffee Now at Home in Boston’s Monumental Market

El Colombiano Coffee Now at Home in Boston’s Monumental Market

Three businesses have come together under one roof in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston to form the Monumental Market. Customers can browse through shelves of vinyl LPs care of......
New Podcast! Cydni Patterson’s Cascara Debuts On The Sprudge Podcast Network

New Podcast! Cydni Patterson’s Cascara Debuts On The Sprudge Podcast Network

Introducing Cascara with host Cydni Patterson, brand new on the Sprudge Podcast Network....
“Strong Coffee”: Definitions From Around The World

“Strong Coffee”: Definitions From Around The World

What is strong coffee? Some people use the term to describe a concentrated beverage, while others associate it with high caffeine content or a darker roast.  There are many different definitions of what a “strong coffee” is around the world. It’s therefore important that café owners, baristas, and roasters understand what...
The 2021 US Barista Championship And Brewers Cup Are Canceled

The 2021 US Barista Championship And Brewers Cup Are Canceled

The 2021 US Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, and Roasters Championship will go on according to plan....
Consent and Participation: ‘On Photography’ at Coffee’s Origin

Consent and Participation: ‘On Photography’ at Coffee’s Origin

Consent in photography is a complex topic, and one that has been explored in depth in the academic and legal worlds. It’s also a persistently relevant topic in the coffee......
In Greater Seattle, Roasterworks Unveils a Sea of Roasting Possibilities

In Greater Seattle, Roasterworks Unveils a Sea of Roasting Possibilities

Adding to the rapidly growing list of shared roasting businesses comes Roasterworks in Auburn, Washington. The full-service co-roasting and education business is the first of its kind in the greater......
The 2020 UK Coffee Week Returns With *In-Person* Events

The 2020 UK Coffee Week Returns With *In-Person* Events

UK Coffe Week returns October 19th through 25th....
Coffee And Trap: The New Atlanta Culture Brand From Founder Michael Perryman

Coffee And Trap: The New Atlanta Culture Brand From Founder Michael Perryman

We interview Coffee & Trap's founder Michael Perryman....
How Can Coffee Traders Raise Brand Awareness?

How Can Coffee Traders Raise Brand Awareness?

The Ethiopian Exporter’s Association represents almost 100 green coffee exporters. The question is: how many of them can you name?  Exporters and importers invest millions to manage the quality of their coffee as it makes its way from mill to warehouse to port to roaster. A common belief in the coffee...
What Fedecafé’s Climate Change Denialism Means For Colombian Coffee Farmers

What Fedecafé’s Climate Change Denialism Means For Colombian Coffee Farmers

A new report by Vice paints an unfavorable picture of Fedecafé....
Hemro Group Expands Mahlkönig Grinder Factory in Hamburg

Hemro Group Expands Mahlkönig Grinder Factory in Hamburg

The Hemro Group has completed the expansion of the Mahlkönig grinder manufacturing plant in Hamburg, Germany. The expansion occurred over the course of two years within a historic building in......
Seeds for Progress Foundation Leading COVID-19 Relief Effort in Nicaragua

Seeds for Progress Foundation Leading COVID-19 Relief Effort in Nicaragua

The education-focused Nicaraguan nonprofit Seeds for Progress and the Mercon Coffee Group have launched a COVID-19 relief project affecting coffee-growing communities in Nicaragua as they prepare for harvest season. With......