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From Amsterdam, A New Soap Made Of Coffee Grounds And Orange Peels

From Amsterdam, A New Soap Made Of Coffee Grounds And Orange Peels

Though there is no Ctrl-Z for much damage done to the Earth, there are ways to boost environmental sustainability. In this spirit, one product making a splash in and around the Netherlands is SOOP, a hand and body soap made from coffee grounds and orange peels. SOOP is the signature product...
How to Create a Coffee Menu: A Guide for Restaurants & Bakeries

How to Create a Coffee Menu: A Guide for Restaurants & Bakeries

When it comes to your food, there’s no detail spared: the freshness of the ingredients, the seasoning and cooking method, the presentation are all considered. So, why do you overlook the coffee? Today, even as consumers spend over US $74.2 billion in the United States alone on coffee, it’s hard to...
Coming to Portland and Seattle: Womxn In Coffee and Changing Structures

Coming to Portland and Seattle: Womxn In Coffee and Changing Structures

Womxn in Coffee This Friday, Feb. 15th, the second Womxn in Coffee event will be held at Black Rabbit Service Co. in Portland, Oregon. Presented by Oatly and organized by......
Cafe Imports Unveils Watershed Report on Water Activity in Coffee

Cafe Imports Unveils Watershed Report on Water Activity in Coffee

Over the past six years, sensory analysis experts at Minneapolis-based green coffee importing company Cafe Imports have been diligently recording water activity and moisture content in coffees in between their......
Womxn In Coffee Is Heading To Portland

Womxn In Coffee Is Heading To Portland

After a successful inaugural event last year in Seattle, Womxn In Coffee is taking a three-hour road trip down I-5 to Portland. Taking place Friday, February 15th at Black Rabbit Service Co., Womxn In Coffee will feature candid conversations about the hardships faced by underrepresented members of the coffee community...
Specialty Coffee Outside Atlanta Ripens With Peach Coffee Roasters

Specialty Coffee Outside Atlanta Ripens With Peach Coffee Roasters

People in the city of Johns Creek, Georgia, are lining up for a fresh take on a certain little stone fruit they thought they knew so well. Peach Coffee Roasters......
Starting A Coffee Revolution In Monterrey With Café Pistola

Starting A Coffee Revolution In Monterrey With Café Pistola

The current coffee scene in Mexico is facing a bit of a conundrum: production in the country has declined as consumption has increased. Mexico has gone from producing more than double what it used to consume (1.69 million tons in 2003) to producing almost only what is necessary to cover...
Remembering Friend and Longtime Coffee Professional Justin Johnson

Remembering Friend and Longtime Coffee Professional Justin Johnson

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Justin Johnson’s passing. Johnson died on Feb. 6. He was 45 years old. A native of Modesto, California, Johnson was......
Holding Hot Coffee Makes You More Generous

Holding Hot Coffee Makes You More Generous

Giving someone a nice, warm cup of coffee is a small act of kindness that, combined with other small acts of kindness, could increase your overall karmic quotient leading to some grand cosmic benefit at some unknown point in this or future lives. It may also have a more direct...
The Lost Coffee Species: The Story of Coffea Stenophylla

The Lost Coffee Species: The Story of Coffea Stenophylla

As news of the potential demise of wild coffee due to climate change spread far and wide last month, one smaller subject was somewhat overlooked. In fact, it’s been largely......
A Coffee Lover’s Guide To Boise, Idaho

A Coffee Lover’s Guide To Boise, Idaho

Like so many of America’s smaller towns and second cities, Idaho’s capital has recently experienced a renaissance of specialty coffee shops, small roasters, and the kinds of spaces that look more San Francisco than Treasure Valley. But the city of more than 200,000 people has more than a half dozen...
La Chumeca: A Specialty Coffee Cocktail Recipe

La Chumeca: A Specialty Coffee Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail is as specialty as it gets. Named after its key ingredient – coffee from the Tarrazú region in Costa Rica – this is a drink that emphasizes fruitiness with uncommon ingredients such as carao honey and jacoticaba wine. For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have access...
Rubens Gardelli: A Year In The Life of The World Coffee Roasting Champion

Rubens Gardelli: A Year In The Life of The World Coffee Roasting Champion

The World Coffee Roasting Championship has been held since 2013. The relatively young competition category—compared to other categories, such as Barista—has thus seen only six world champions crowned, with the 2017 award titled to the Italian champion Rubens Gardelli. We spoke to Gardelli to learn about his past year, the...
Feb  9, Cafeto Del Monte coffee from Costa Rica.

Feb 9, Cafeto Del Monte coffee from Costa Rica.

This Cafeto Del Monte coffee from Costa Rica is hand-crafted on a century-old family farm....
Coffee Sprudgecast Episode 67: The One About The Sprudge Twenty

Coffee Sprudgecast Episode 67: The One About The Sprudge Twenty

In the latest episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast we talk about The Sprudge Twenty Presented by Pacific Foods Barista Series, our brand-new initiative that celebrates influential voices and leaders in coffee. In the episode we interview Nathanael May, customer marketing manager of specialty coffee for Pacific Foods and friend of...
Farmer Profitability And Prosperity: An Elusive Quest?

Farmer Profitability And Prosperity: An Elusive Quest?

Francisco* migrated to Guatemala City several years ago. He worked the night shift, behind the till, at a gas station. It was boring work, far from the bucolic setting of his......
World Barista Championship Returns To Melbourne In May 2020

World Barista Championship Returns To Melbourne In May 2020

Specialty Coffee Association and World Coffee Events announced today that the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup will return to Melbourne in 2020. This will mark the second time the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup competitions have been hosted in Australia. The Melbourne International Coffee Event festival...
The Extraction Is Made Yummy By Microbes

The Extraction Is Made Yummy By Microbes

Belgian professor Dr. Luc De Vuyst has determined that longer fermentation times for wet-process arabica can result in a tastier cuppa. According to Science Daily, the research, which was a......
Coffee IP-Eh? Hopwired Is Vancouver’s Coffee Beer Festival

Coffee IP-Eh? Hopwired Is Vancouver’s Coffee Beer Festival

It’s no longer news to say that coffee and beer—and their eponymous lovechild, coffee beer—go really, really well together. Gone are they days when any old brewery can roll out a roasty coffee stout and expect to take the world by storm now. You have to get creative. And that’s exactly what’s...
Melbourne to Host the 2020 World Barista Championship and Brewers Cup

Melbourne to Host the 2020 World Barista Championship and Brewers Cup

The 2020 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup will be taking place in Melbourne, Australia, according to events organizer World Coffee Events (WCE). The Barista Championship and Brewers Cup......
Coffee Design: Summit Coffee In North Carolina

Coffee Design: Summit Coffee In North Carolina

Summit Coffee out of North Carolina celebrated twenty years of coffee-making in 2018. In the last two decades, Summit has evolved from a single cafe to a multi-cafe roasting company. To kick off the new year, Summit has refreshed its look with a whole new look. It was a true...
Five Things You May Be Doing Wrong As a New Barista

Five Things You May Be Doing Wrong As a New Barista

Do you love coffee enough to train as a barista? Many people take their passion for coffee to a professional level with a barista apprenticeship. But sometimes we get lost along the way. It’s common to feel overwhelmed or grow disheartened after making mistakes. But don’t lose faith – you’re...
ACE Cancels 2019 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Amid Political Crisis

ACE Cancels 2019 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Amid Political Crisis

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has announced that it is canceling this year’s Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition and related auction due to the ongoing political crisis. Nicaragua is currently......
A Heat Wave Is Scorching Brazilian Robusta Crops

A Heat Wave Is Scorching Brazilian Robusta Crops

You might remember last week’s Polar Vortex, the cold front that wreaked havoc across much of the Midwest, sending the news media into a bit of a tizzy as it went. At the same time as temperatures in Fargo, North Dakota, were bottoming out at -31°, a few thousand miles...
How Much Should We Pay For Green Coffee?

How Much Should We Pay For Green Coffee?

Specialty coffee producers have raised serious concerns about how much they receive for their coffee. This is not surprising – numerous studies in different producing countries have revealed that the prices paid for green specialty coffees often don’t cover the cost of production, let alone allow farmers and their families...