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Olympia Coffee Announces New Seattle Flagship Cafe

Olympia Coffee Announces New Seattle Flagship Cafe

A little over a year after the opening of their Tacoma cafe, Olympia Coffee is breaking ground on a brand new Seattle location. In a Sprudge exclusive, co-owners Oliver Stormshak and Sam Schroeder have announced the 1,750-square-foot cafe in the Columbia City neighborhood that will serve as their Seattle flagship. Their...
The Extraction Gets Coffee Shamed by Financial Finger Waggers

The Extraction Gets Coffee Shamed by Financial Finger Waggers

The cultural price paid for specialty coffee continues to rise with the ongoing “coffee shaming” of millennials by condescending financial advisers like Suze Orman. Yet the emotional insecurities beneath such......
Inside World Coffee Producers Forum 2019

Inside World Coffee Producers Forum 2019

Last week, on July 10th and 11th, one of the most important events related to coffee production took place in Brazil. The second World Coffee Producers Forum was held in Campinas. It was organized by the coffee cooperative Minasul, the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association, and CNC, the Brazilian national coffee...
Franke Acquires Majority Stake in Italy’s Dalla Corte

Franke Acquires Majority Stake in Italy’s Dalla Corte

Swiss food and beverage systems company Franke Group has acquired a majority stake in the Italian espresso machine and grinder maker Dalla Corte. The deal, described by Franke as a......
Jul 18, Coffee-themed poems for coffee lovers

Jul 18, Coffee-themed poems for coffee lovers

I write poetry from time to time, most of it not about coffee. But among them are some poems with a coffee theme. These are the ones you’ll find here....
Jul 18, Preparing frozen coffee cubes for your iced coffee.

Jul 18, Preparing frozen coffee cubes for your iced coffee.

If you are fed up with how adding ice to your cold coffee dilutes the taste, this simple tip is for you....
Opinion: An Anti-Greenwashing Checklist for Coffee Practitioners

Opinion: An Anti-Greenwashing Checklist for Coffee Practitioners

I spend a lot of time trying to understand how the coffee sustainability sector, which I know firsthand is full of smart, ambitious, well-intentioned people, so often falls short of......
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Returns With A New Sponsor

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Returns With A New Sponsor

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the show were Jerry Seinfeld—a comedian—gets in a car with a fellow comedian to shoot the shit over coffee, is returning for a brand new run of episodes. Now in its 11th season, though only its second on Netflix, the show will rely on a...
Elida Estate Gesha Earns $1,029 Per Pound in Record-Breaking Best of Panama Auction

Elida Estate Gesha Earns $1,029 Per Pound in Record-Breaking Best of Panama Auction

The 23rd Best of Panama specialty coffee auction resulted in astounding prices, including a BoP auction-record-breaking natural-process Gesha variety from the Lamastus family’s Elida Estate that fetched $1,029 per pound.......
Build-Outs Of Summer: Drip Coffee Makers In Brooklyn, NY

Build-Outs Of Summer: Drip Coffee Makers In Brooklyn, NY

We’re celebrating the thrill of the build all summer long. Big or small, we love ’em all. And they don’t get much smaller than today’s build-out, Drip Coffee Makers in Brooklyn, New York. In a city of fast paces, Nigel Price is offering denizens of the Big Apple a chance...
Will Brazil’s Sudden Frost Increase Global Coffee Prices?

Will Brazil’s Sudden Frost Increase Global Coffee Prices?

A recent frost in Brazil’s coffee-producing regions had the coffee industry in hot debate at this year’s World Producers Forum and elsewhere. At first impression, it sounds like a disaster. Aren’t frost-damaged crops a bad thing? But some say that it will raise the C price and help farmers.  With all...
Glitter Cat Expands All-Expenses-Paid US Coffee Competition Training Series

Glitter Cat Expands All-Expenses-Paid US Coffee Competition Training Series

With a mission to “change the face of what the average competitor looks like,” Glitter Camp Bootcamp is expanding for the upcoming 2020 competition cycle, providing all-expenses-paid training to United......
Read the Final Declaration from the Second World Coffee Producer’s Forum

Read the Final Declaration from the Second World Coffee Producer’s Forum

In a time of downward global prices on the commodities market, the second World Coffee Producers Forum took place last week in Campinas, Brazil. Since its inception in 2017 to......
Morning Parade Coffee is All Lined Up in Toronto’s Beach Hill

Morning Parade Coffee is All Lined Up in Toronto’s Beach Hill

In a vast, booming city with no shortage of coffee options, Toronto newcomer Morning Parade Coffee Bar is leading a hyper-local coffee procession, proudly bearing the flags of quality and......
Unexpected Frost Brings Uncertainty To Brazilian Coffee Production

Unexpected Frost Brings Uncertainty To Brazilian Coffee Production

The frost that unexpectedly hit Brazil’s coffee farms last week took producers by surprise and caused the commodity C price to ripple briefly as concerns that it would affect the 2020 harvest were raised (and quickly deflated) by reports from within the country. However, while most of the coverage from Reuters,...
Inside Roast Magazine’s July/August 2019 Issue (Now Shipping)

Inside Roast Magazine’s July/August 2019 Issue (Now Shipping)

The July/August issue of Roast takes a look at the lasting impact of the coffee leaf rust epidemics that have swept through coffee growing regions over the past century, the......
In Sri Lanka, Kopi Kade Brings Specialty Coffee To The Capital City

In Sri Lanka, Kopi Kade Brings Specialty Coffee To The Capital City

Stratford Avenue marks the end of Colombo. It separates Sri Lanka’s capital city from it’s suburbs to the southeast—up and down, the short stretch of road is dotted with small shops and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and hums with faint chantings of a nearby Buddhist temple. Here is where Kopi Kade calls home. Opened...
Jul 16, Which are the best coffee makers? And which one is best for you?

Jul 16, Which are the best coffee makers? And which one is best for you?

If you are looking for the best coffee makers, you first need to know about the different ways to make coffee in a variety of different brewers....
Florida’s Oceana Coffee Entering the CBD Category with Bhang Partnership

Florida’s Oceana Coffee Entering the CBD Category with Bhang Partnership

Tequesta, Florida-based specialty coffee roaster Oceana Coffee has entered into a partnership with Miami-based cannabis products maker Bhang Corporation for a new line of CBD coffee products under the new......
An Introduction to Brewer Basics from the Coffee Technicians Guild

An Introduction to Brewer Basics from the Coffee Technicians Guild

I am convinced that coffee brewers come with their own gremlins. If by chance you don’t know what a gremlin is, there are numerous Bugs Bunny cartoons that can explain......
Coffee People Zine Heads To Portland For A Weekend Of Parties

Coffee People Zine Heads To Portland For A Weekend Of Parties

After five successful issues and as many parties harkening their publications, the Coffee People Zine is hitting the road. To celebrate the sixth issue, founder Kat Melheim is packing her bags and heading to Portland for a slew of parties plural between July 25th and 27th. Enlisting the help of...
DreiBerge Coffee Reaching New Heights of Quality in Des Moines

DreiBerge Coffee Reaching New Heights of Quality in Des Moines

Opening a beautiful specialty coffee shop can be an arduous uphill climb, but with their worldly influences, technical knowhow and personal drive, DreiBerge Coffee owners Andrea and Ryan Cummings were......
Build-Outs Of Summer: Barefoot Coffee Roasters In Solana Beach, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Barefoot Coffee Roasters In Solana Beach, CA

It doesn’t get much more summery than a beach in Southern California, so it stands to reason that it doesn’t get much more Build-Outs of Summery than a cafe being built less than a quarter mile from a beach in Southern California. And that’s exactly what Barefoot Coffee Roasters is...
How Nicaragua’s Political Climate Is Impacting Its Coffee Industry

How Nicaragua’s Political Climate Is Impacting Its Coffee Industry

Nicaragua has a long history of growing coffee and an economy that is strongly linked to the crop. But recent political unrest is impacting the coffee industry and the ability for producers to make a living income. Read on to find out more about the events have affected economic growth, safety,...
Colombia Launches Coffee Price Stabilization Fund

Colombia Launches Coffee Price Stabilization Fund

Colombian President Iván Duque signed into law a new fund late last week designed to support the country’s smallholder farmers in times of downward price shocks. The law comes just......