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Quiz: What Generation Of Coffee Professional Are You?

Quiz: What Generation Of Coffee Professional Are You?

Your age doesn’t define your generation, but there is nonetheless, deep down in your soul, a generation of coffee professional that you most align with. It is not ascribed by the number of revolutions around the sun you’ve amassed, it is an immutable truth one must discover from within. Luckily,...
The Extraction is Being Held Accountable by a Map

The Extraction is Being Held Accountable by a Map

The environmental protection nonprofit Mighty Earth has launched a first-of-its-kind interactive map showing land use and forest loss in Cote d’Ivoire, the world’s largest producer of cocoa. Created with technology......
True Stone Coffee Roasters Makes a Retail Splash in St. Paul

True Stone Coffee Roasters Makes a Retail Splash in St. Paul

Having carved out its niche within the Twin Cities region as a resource for expertly roasted coffees — as well as for professional knowledge, training and equipment — True Stone......
Onboarding New Baristas: What Café Owners Need To Know

Onboarding New Baristas: What Café Owners Need To Know

A thriving specialty coffee shop environment revolves around consistently crafting and serving bespoke, high-quality beverages – and your staff’s performance is essential to being able to do so. When you’re looking to hire baristas, you’ll want them to stick around if they can do the job and are a good fit...
A New Den for The Coffee Fox in Savannah, Georgia

A New Den for The Coffee Fox in Savannah, Georgia

Roam around Savannah, Georgia, long enough and you’re likely to run across some kind of cafe with a name that references foxes. Each of these coffee dens, so to speak,......
There’s A Brand New Espresso Theory For Everyone To Argue About

There’s A Brand New Espresso Theory For Everyone To Argue About

The first place I turn to when seeking new espresso theory is always CNN. Sure they’ve historically gone 0’fer on the espresso tips and tricks, but any good gambler will tell you that that just means they are due. And what do I see amid piles of ongoing impeachment coverage?...
3D Colonial Murals and Mexican Cocoa Swirl at Dark Matter Caravanserai

3D Colonial Murals and Mexican Cocoa Swirl at Dark Matter Caravanserai

In 1972, acclaimed Latin rock band Santana pivoted with the release of its fourth album, Caravanserai, a mostly instrumental LP that was decidedly more jazzy than jammy. In the spirit......
Shrinking The Carioca: A Trip To Coffee Five In Rio De Janeiro

Shrinking The Carioca: A Trip To Coffee Five In Rio De Janeiro

Every carioca (a native of Rio), knows what the drink carioca is when they enter a coffee shop. For those of us who aren’t cariocas: it’s a regular espresso, with an additional shot of hot water (usually around 25-30 milliliters). Some might call it a mini-Americano. At Coffee Five, a small...
Speakers & Schedule Announced For Producer & Roaster Forum 2020

Speakers & Schedule Announced For Producer & Roaster Forum 2020

The months are ticking down until the fourth edition of the Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF), held in Copán, Honduras on the 26th and 27th March 2020. One of the most important coffee forums in a producer country, the event facilitates relationships across the supply chain and prioritises impact for...
The Short Shot: New Study Challenges Espresso as We Know It

The Short Shot: New Study Challenges Espresso as We Know It

A study that dropped today suggests that coffee purveyors seeking to maximize good taste and consistency have generally been using way too much coffee. The research — led by a......
Former Olam Director Mark Inman Joins Importer Sustainable Harvest

Former Olam Director Mark Inman Joins Importer Sustainable Harvest

Longtime specialty coffee professional Mark Inman has joined the team at Portland, Oregon-based green coffee trading company Sustainable Harvest, as the new “director of growth.” A past president of the......
The US Coffee Industry Politely Asks To Be Left Out Of Trump’s Trade War

The US Coffee Industry Politely Asks To Be Left Out Of Trump’s Trade War

Trade wars are easy to win. Everyone knows that. All you do is raise tariffs, and then if that doesn’t work or your opponent retaliates, you just raise ‘em again. Lather, rinse, repeat until golden statues 100 feet tall are being erected in your likeness. What could possibly go wrong!  Others,...
Bonavita Reapproaches the Pourover Bar with Interurban Electric Gooseneck Kettles

Bonavita Reapproaches the Pourover Bar with Interurban Electric Gooseneck Kettles

The Bonavita brand of coffee and tea brewing equipment has quietly upped its game in the digital electric gooseneck kettle category with the release of new model, The Interurban. A......
C3 Coffee Spreads from Carolina to Las Vegas with New Roastery Cafe

C3 Coffee Spreads from Carolina to Las Vegas with New Roastery Cafe

While most people heading to Las Vegas are just popping in for two or three nights, the newly opened C3 Coffee Co. in downtown Las Vegas has plans to stay......
Water Management & Coffee Production: What Producers Need To Know

Water Management & Coffee Production: What Producers Need To Know

As an increasingly scarce resource, water availability is a pressing issue facing coffee producers. However, as the Specialty Coffee Association says, “The way coffee is produced and processed can either be part of the solution to the water crisis, or it can be part of the problem.”  While Arabica coffee is...
Specialty Coffee Meets Texas BBQ at Penelope Coffee Co. in Belton

Specialty Coffee Meets Texas BBQ at Penelope Coffee Co. in Belton

A sweet, salty slab of beef brisket may not be the first pairing that springs to mind for a short, silky cortado. Yet for coffee professional Dusty Miller, who grew......
The Hopwired Festival Returns To Vancouver For One Last Coffee Beer

The Hopwired Festival Returns To Vancouver For One Last Coffee Beer

You know the old saying, “coffee before beer, you’re in the clear, but beer IN your coffee, will set it off-y.” You’ve never heard that? Weird. I say it all the time as a justification for my breakfast beer; it helps grease the wheels of creativity. And clearly there are...
New Order Coffee Opens Second Detroit-Area Bar with On-Demand Roasting

New Order Coffee Opens Second Detroit-Area Bar with On-Demand Roasting

What’s new is new again this season in Royal Oak, Michigan, as New Order Coffee has opened its second Detroit-area retail coffee shop, featuring on-demand roasting, fancy marshmallows and what’s......
The Winning AeroPress Recipe of 2019

The Winning AeroPress Recipe of 2019

Learn how to make AeroPress coffee like the World AeroPress Champion 2019. Wendelien van Bunnik shared her winning recipe and we broke it down for you in this video. The Winning AeroPress Recipe 2019 from Wendelien van Bunnik Pour 100g of water on the 30g of coffee in 10 seconds. ...
The Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Madrid

The Coffee Drinker’s Guide To Madrid

After decades of café con leche and churros or the classic carajillo, coffee with brandy, for breakfast, Madrid has finally started to win the fight against torrefacto, a process where coffee beans are roasted with sugar. We are moving on from the myth that coffee must be enjoyed dark, intense,...
Planning Your New Roastery Site: A Checklist

Planning Your New Roastery Site: A Checklist

There’s a lot to consider when you start or expand a coffee roastery: which coffees to stock, how to attract customers, pricing, marketing, hiring employees… and then there’s building the roastery.  A well planned roastery can help you maximize your resources, ensuring efficient use of your space, time, and energy. A...
Go Get Em Tiger Opens at Iconic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood

Go Get Em Tiger Opens at Iconic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood

Go Get Em Tiger continues to go get it in Los Angeles, today opening a small coffee bar at entrance to the iconic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. In doing so,......
The Ode Brew Grinder from Fellow Cruises Past $1 Million on Kickstarter

The Ode Brew Grinder from Fellow Cruises Past $1 Million on Kickstarter

Expanding upon its catalog of premium pourover kettles, manual brewers, drinking vessels, bean containers and more, Fellow has revealed its first machine with moving parts: the Ode Brew Grinder. Scheduled......
The Arara Variety: What Is It & Why Is It Popular in Brazil?

The Arara Variety: What Is It & Why Is It Popular in Brazil?

The choice of variety affects a coffee’s flavor, productivity, and required farming conditions. Consumers are often excited to try varieties such as Geisha/Gesha, while producers can remain fiercely loyal to ones that are serving them well.  Yet in Brazil, a new variety is drawing attention and winning quality competitions – Arara....
A Remote Irish Island Seeks A Temporary Coffee Shop Manager

A Remote Irish Island Seeks A Temporary Coffee Shop Manager

Have you ever just wanted to get away from it all and just go live on a remote island but also continue in your passion for serving people a well-crafted cup of coffee? Though your two great desires are seemingly incongruous, a tiny Irish island may have just the job...