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Buckman Coffee Factory Hosting Second Cascadia Roasters Competition

Buckman Coffee Factory Hosting Second Cascadia Roasters Competition

It’s been just over two years since sisters Joey and Cassy Gleason of the Portland, Oregon, roastery Marigold Coffee opened Buckman Coffee Factory in the heart of a roastery-heavy stretch......
Burundi Coffees Average More than $9 Per Pound at Cup of Excellence

Burundi Coffees Average More than $9 Per Pound at Cup of Excellence

After a year’s hiatus in Burundi, the Cup of Excellence quality competition returned to the country this year, resulting in an Oct. 18 auction in which the average price paid......
ReAnimator’s Trick Or Treat Features Different Crops Of The Same Coffee

ReAnimator’s Trick Or Treat Features Different Crops Of The Same Coffee

It came from last year’s crop wwoooowoooowowooo If that’s the sort of fright you are looking for this Halloween, then have I got the coffee box set for you. The new Trick or Treat educational box set from Philadelphia’s ReAnimator Coffee comes with a total of 12 ounces of this year’s...
Caffe Ladro’s Sinergia Project Takes Blends to High Ends

Caffe Ladro’s Sinergia Project Takes Blends to High Ends

Ladro Roasting CEO Jack Kelly found inspiration for his new line of coffees in a bottle of fine wine. “One of my favorite wine regions is Chateauneuf du Pape,” said......
Pascal Press Proceeds to Pioneer New Pour This Fall

Pascal Press Proceeds to Pioneer New Pour This Fall

It was a bit over one year ago we reported on the development of the Canadian-born Pascal Press, a new coffee brewer-tumbler consumer product that combines principles of both the Aeropress......
Oatly Madness: The Alternative Oat Milk Spreading Around NYC Cafes

Oatly Madness: The Alternative Oat Milk Spreading Around NYC Cafes

New York, New York. As the song goes, if you can make it here, you can make it dairy-free. Wait, that isn’t how the song goes? That’s news to Oatly, a Swedish-born alternative milk derived from oats that’s quickly taken hold among the most esteemed coffee bars in the five boroughs. In a...
Sangenjaya On The Rise With Obscura Coffee Mart In Tokyo

Sangenjaya On The Rise With Obscura Coffee Mart In Tokyo

With Blue Bottle Coffee soon to open a new shop, Coffee Wrights nestled into the suburbs, and Nozy Coffee sitting quietly on the outskirts, the Sangenjaya neighborhood looks primed to start buzzing with specialty coffee activity. But if you want a taste of where specialty coffee originated here, you’ll want...
The confusion of expensive coffee

The confusion of expensive coffee

Price is the best-known shortcut for quality. Pay more, get better stuff. Speciality coffee has long battled pricing, for the most part, fearful of putting people off for something that tastes more delicious. For years we’d been cautious of appearing too expensive, running a bare few percentage points more expensive...
How to Choose The Best Milk Jug for Steaming & Latte Art

How to Choose The Best Milk Jug for Steaming & Latte Art

Milk steaming and latte art are two essential skills for any barista. Neither are easy to master, especially when you first start, but I’ve got good news for you: choosing the right milk pitcher can significantly help. There are so many different milk jugs on the market. They vary in color,...
The Coffee Avocado Shake Recipe

The Coffee Avocado Shake Recipe

Recently, I was at a potluck and a woman from the Philippines brought a pitcher of full of “avocado shakes”. The shake was made of blended avocados with added coffee. At first, I was skeptical that the combination of avocado and coffee would taste good together. But it did. It...
Help Café Comunión In Puerto Rico Reopen After Hurricane María

Help Café Comunión In Puerto Rico Reopen After Hurricane María

Last week we profiled Café Comunión, a coffee shop in San Juan, Puerto Rico who, though affected by Hurricane María, continued to stay open, serving brewed coffee outside their damaged storefront. Destroyed doors and windows and water-damaged walls and floors will all need to be repaired or replaced before the...
Introducing the 2018 Roasters of the Year: Amavida and Oughtred

Introducing the 2018 Roasters of the Year: Amavida and Oughtred

Amavida Coffee Roasters and Oughtred Coffee & Tea have taken top honors in Roast magazine’s 14th annual Roaster of the Year competition. The two coffee roasting companies are featured in......
The Very Best Of The 2017 New York Coffee Festival

The Very Best Of The 2017 New York Coffee Festival

Here in 2017, the New York City coffee scene is absolutely buzzing. You can feel every street corner in Manhattan, passing every coffee punned filled sandwich board, every new shop offering avocado toast and a matcha soft serve. Over the weekend, this buzz was captured, amplified, and distilled on the...
Dealing With Sexual Harassment & Assault in Coffee Shops

Dealing With Sexual Harassment & Assault in Coffee Shops

As our social media feeds fill up with women saying “me too”, as numerous celebrities are accused of sexual harassment and assault, and as the tech industry is forced to acknowledge the prevalence of sex discrimination and harassment within it, it’s time we admitted something: sexual harassment and assault are...
Scenes from the Bustling 2017 New York Coffee Festival

Scenes from the Bustling 2017 New York Coffee Festival

The third New York Coffee Festival attracted nearly 11,700 coffee enthusiasts and professionals to the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City this past weekend, according to UK-based organizer Allegra Events, reflecting growth......
Klatch Coffee Selling Esmeralda Geisha 601 At $55 Per Cup

Klatch Coffee Selling Esmeralda Geisha 601 At $55 Per Cup

Back in July, we reported that a new record had been set for the price per pound of green coffee sold at auction. Part of the 2017 Best of Panama auction, the winning 100-pound lot was a natural Geisha from the Cañas Verdes Farm—part of the esteemed Hacienda La Esmeralda in...
The Barista League Berlin: Winners to Travel to Costa Rica

The Barista League Berlin: Winners to Travel to Costa Rica

The Barista League’s Season II travelled via four European cities in 2017. From its first destination, Oslo, to Gothenburg, Copenhagen, and finally leaving the North and heading to Berlin for its final stop. The competition that invites all baristas for a not-so-serious competition format, but a serious chance of winning...
Five-Minute Cold Brew Coming to Consumers in a Dash

Five-Minute Cold Brew Coming to Consumers in a Dash

The coffee industry has been putting quite a bit of pressure on cold brew lately — literally. From the BKON Storm to Starbucks’ recent launch of “cold-press espresso,” recent innovations have......
Coffee Beer: Sumatra Mountain Brown By Founders Brewing Co.

Coffee Beer: Sumatra Mountain Brown By Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery Founders Brewing Company have a way with coffee beers—the brand’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is highly sought after in the craft beer community, and Founders’ new Sumatra Mountain Brown is a worthy addition to that lineage in this, the 20th-anniversary year of the storied brewery. A...
Roaster Life: What to Do When Green Beans Disappoint

Roaster Life: What to Do When Green Beans Disappoint

That moment when you receive a new delivery of beans, a delivery you’ve been waiting impatiently for, is thrilling. But what happens when those beans disappoint? Perhaps they have defects, a lower cupping score, or a different cup profile; either way, these aren’t the beans you were expecting. You could send...
United by Coffee at the 2nd Illy International Coffee Awards in New York

United by Coffee at the 2nd Illy International Coffee Awards in New York

When speaking of the famed Illy coffee blend, Illycafé Chairman Andrea Illy often turns to the analogy of a symphony orchestra, in which each type of instrument combines its distinct......
Portland Ghouls: There’s A Spooky Latte Art Party October 26th

Portland Ghouls: There’s A Spooky Latte Art Party October 26th

Latte art party, spooky, scary. On Thursday, October 26th the city of Portland, Oregon will play host to an evening of ghoulish glee, as a terrifying crypt of bone-shaking brands team up for a latte art dance of death. Your hosts? Oracle Coffee, a multi-roaster coffee bar in Portland’s SW Waterfront...
Six Roasters, Six Questions: Misconceptions About the Roasting Profession

Six Roasters, Six Questions: Misconceptions About the Roasting Profession

Rumbling, “authentic” machinery; exotic, mountainous faraway lands; the element of fire. Can a life in coffee involve all of these things? Sure, but they are by no means the sum of a roaster’s experience. Any coffee......
Variety or Varietal: There’s a Difference and It’s Important

Variety or Varietal: There’s a Difference and It’s Important

There aren’t many scandals in specialty coffee, but the ones that do exist typically revolve around labeling. The big-time controversies include misleading or downright fraudulent labeling, such as marketing a......
Boundless Plains: A Neighbor Shop In Manhattan’s Financial District

Boundless Plains: A Neighbor Shop In Manhattan’s Financial District

In a sleepy little corner of Manhattan’s Financial District is a small stretch with only three or four businesses—a Dunkin Donuts, a sandwich shop, and as of late summer, a specialty coffee spot known as Boundless Plains Espresso. And no, this cafe isn’t trying to knock out its neighbors with...