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Application Deadline Approaching for 2021 Roaster of the Year

Application Deadline Approaching for 2021 Roaster of the Year

The Monday, July 27, application deadline for the 17th annual Roaster of the Year awards from Roast magazine is fast approaching. The competition has two categories and two winners: Macro Roaster......
Scientists Are Developing A Disinfectant From Coffee Waste

Scientists Are Developing A Disinfectant From Coffee Waste

Two german professors are developing a sanitizer made from coffee chaff....
At the New Curate Coffee Collective Co-Roasting Center in Portland

At the New Curate Coffee Collective Co-Roasting Center in Portland

Further cementing Portland, Oregon’s status as a specialty coffee mecca, the Curate Coffee Collective shared roasting facility has opened its doors in the Rose City, offering newcomers and growing companies......
What Is An Affogato?

What Is An Affogato?

The affogato is a hot and cold delicacy available on many specialty coffee shop menus, as well as in restaurants. It is a rich, creamy blend of two very different flavours. While generally considered a dessert, some people do believe the affogato is a drink. It originated in Italy, but can...
Years in the Making, The SteepShot Finally Flows Into the Market

Years in the Making, The SteepShot Finally Flows Into the Market

For such a simple brewing device, the path to the market for inventor Ari Halonen’s SteepShot brewer has been long and complicated. But at last the pressure-oriented brewer conceptualized four......
Starbucks’ New Mask Policy Is The Closest Thing We Have To A National Mandate

Starbucks’ New Mask Policy Is The Closest Thing We Have To A National Mandate

A true leader emerges......
Seed To Cup Podcast: Helen Russell & Brooke McDonnell Of Equator Coffees

Seed To Cup Podcast: Helen Russell & Brooke McDonnell Of Equator Coffees

Host Jordan Michelman interviews Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell of Equator Coffees....
Inside Roast Magazine’s July/August 2020 Issue (Now Shipping)

Inside Roast Magazine’s July/August 2020 Issue (Now Shipping)

The July/August 2020 issue of Roast is out now, with in-depth articles on the relationship between time and color in coffee roasting, the importance of establishing a quality control program, and the meaning......
Aero Coffee Roasters Rolls Into Retail Roastery and Bakery Outside Boston

Aero Coffee Roasters Rolls Into Retail Roastery and Bakery Outside Boston

From the people who founded Boston Common Coffee Co., a new company has opened its doors in Northborough, Massachusetts, about 30 miles west of Beantown. Aero Coffee Roasters, which launched......
Virginia Bauman: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Virginia Bauman: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

We talk with 2020 Sprudge Twenty inductee Virginia Bauman....
How to Build an Espresso Blend

How to Build an Espresso Blend

A good, well-balanced espresso shot can be enjoyed on its own or as part of another drink. However, to create an espresso that has a balance of acidity, body and sweetness, you need to start with the right coffee beans – or combine different beans together. While single origin coffees are...
RTD Rising: Single-Origin Cold Coffees Elevate the Game

RTD Rising: Single-Origin Cold Coffees Elevate the Game

Four Barrel Coffee canned ready-to-drink black coffees.  Photo courtesy of Four Barrel Coffee. It was only two years ago that Coffee Review last explored the landscape of cold black coffees offered in ready-to-drink (RTD) format. In the 2018 report, we celebrated some excellent samples, but the majority of the submissions were...
COVIR-20: Bean Voyage Leading Digital Training Program with Women Farmers

COVIR-20: Bean Voyage Leading Digital Training Program with Women Farmers

The socially driven nonprofit Bean Voyage is entering into new virtual territory with a program designed to empower women smallholder coffee farmers in the COVID-19 era. The group has entered......
GoFundBean Teams Up With JNP To Donate Portion Of July Green Coffee Sales

GoFundBean Teams Up With JNP To Donate Portion Of July Green Coffee Sales

For the month of July, 5% of all green bean purchases at JNP Coffee are eligible to be donated to GoFundBean....
The Kore Directive Is Pushing Coffee Forward

The Kore Directive Is Pushing Coffee Forward

How the UK events planning initiative has responded to COVID-19....
The Second Pueblo Querido Shop in Brooklyn is a Celebration of Colombian Coffee

The Second Pueblo Querido Shop in Brooklyn is a Celebration of Colombian Coffee

The second retail outpost for the Brooklyn, New York-based roasting company Pueblo Querido is now open and offering Williamsburgers a little slice of Colombia. Owner Christian Guzman Herrera, who opened......
Equipping Your Coffee Roastery: Where To Start

Equipping Your Coffee Roastery: Where To Start

People start coffee roasteries for a number of different reasons, but there tends to be a common goal that unites specialty roasters: bringing quality coffee to their area. To deliver on that goal, roasters need the right equipment. After all the location scouting, brand designing, and bean sourcing, the next step...
Despite Three US Closings, Stumptown Has Opened in Japan

Despite Three US Closings, Stumptown Has Opened in Japan

While maintaining fierce brand loyalty and continuous strides in the creation of packaged coffee drinks, Portland, Oregon-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters has not been immune from the retail impacts of the......
Pokémon Café Mix: The Sprudge Review

Pokémon Café Mix: The Sprudge Review

Pokémon Café Mix is available for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android....
Science Nerds Try To Tell You That Actually, You Don’t Really Like Coffee

Science Nerds Try To Tell You That Actually, You Don’t Really Like Coffee

A new study finds that heavy coffee drinkers want coffee more than they like it....
Italian Inspiration Fills Milwaukee Caffe in Detroit

Italian Inspiration Fills Milwaukee Caffe in Detroit

Though its name and location both recall a heavy industrial past, Milwaukee Caffe in a former automotive manufacturing neighborhood in Detroit is all about executing the finer details of coffee......
Costa Rican Growers Wow Judges with Variety at 2020 Cup of Excellence

Costa Rican Growers Wow Judges with Variety at 2020 Cup of Excellence

Twenty six coffees representing a wide array of coffee varieties and processing methods from three of Costa Rica’s main growing regions have won 2020 Cup of Excellence awards. All three......
Combating Climate Change’s Impact With Hybrid Coffee Varieties

Combating Climate Change’s Impact With Hybrid Coffee Varieties

Changing weather patterns, pests and diseases, deforestation, and rising temperatures are just some of the environmental factors threatening worldwide coffee production. It’s estimated that by 2050, we may lose as much as 40% of the cultivable land for coffee – exposing today’s coffee industry to an unprecedented challenge. One possible solution...
Guatemala to Exit the International Coffee Agreement

Guatemala to Exit the International Coffee Agreement

As the coffee price crisis wears on, the government of Guatemala has officially begun its exit from the International Coffee Agreement of 2007, which was designed to promote a more......
Felipé Sardi: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Felipé Sardi: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

We interview 2020 Sprudge Twenty inductee Felipé Sardi of La Palma y El Tucan....