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Are Low Prices Fueling Displacement? A Closer Look at Coffee and Emigration

Are Low Prices Fueling Displacement? A Closer Look at Coffee and Emigration

If farmers can’t — at minimum — break even with their costs of production, they will very likely abandon the crop. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence these days to suggest......
Mekong Coffee Growers Struggle with Drought and a Warming Climate

Mekong Coffee Growers Struggle with Drought and a Warming Climate

Drought aggravated by climate change is hurting coffee growers in the Mekong region, and intensive farming techniques are part of the problem. In villages around the city of Buon Ma......
New York City: Get Your Palate Tested At Slurptoberfest

New York City: Get Your Palate Tested At Slurptoberfest

The New York Coffee Festival gets underway this weekend and the coffee community is abuzz with activity. Yes, there are all the many, many cool coffeeables happening within the confines of the Metropolitan Pavilion, but don’t let the sheer magnitude of the NYCF fool you into thinking there aren’t things...
With Colombian Farm Ties, Paper Plane Coffee Takes Off in Montclair (NJ)

With Colombian Farm Ties, Paper Plane Coffee Takes Off in Montclair (NJ)

The Paper Plane Coffee shop that opened in Montclair, New Jersey, last month marks the beginning of a new era for the roasting company founded by Jonathan Echeverry in 2015.......
How To Make Freddo Espresso & Freddo Cappuccino: A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Make Freddo Espresso & Freddo Cappuccino: A Step-by-Step Guide

We filmed Greek cold coffee recipes explained by Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion 2016, at his cafe The Rabbit Punch in Athens, Greece. In the video, you will learn how to make three cold coffees: Freddo Espresso (1:02)Freddo Cappuccino (2:27)Freddo Flat White (4:17) How to make Freddo Espresso...
Where To Sip, Slurp, Laugh And Learn At The 2019 New York Coffee Festival

Where To Sip, Slurp, Laugh And Learn At The 2019 New York Coffee Festival

There’s a chill running through the urban canyons of Manhattan. In Central Park the leaves turn to yellow, then orange, then a brilliant red. Soup starts sounding pretty good—maybe some borscht from Veselka, or a a bowl of ramen at Ippudo. And with the coming of fall in New York...
Colombia’s Grupo Nutresa Acquires Cameron’s Coffee for $113 Million

Colombia’s Grupo Nutresa Acquires Cameron’s Coffee for $113 Million

Colombian packaged foods giant Grupo Nutresa has acquired a 100 percent stake of the Minnesota-based coffee company Cameron’s Coffee for USD $113 million. Cameron’s has been roasting coffee since 1978,......
Akron Coffee Roasters Makes Its Mark with Asterisk Coffee Bar

Akron Coffee Roasters Makes Its Mark with Asterisk Coffee Bar

Anyone wondering what the seemingly decorative asterisk has stood for in the logo of Ohio’s Akron Coffee Roasters is now free to step inside to have a look. Extending its......
The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Sacramento

The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Sacramento

Sacramento, California is known by many names, both beloved and hated. It’s the state capital, the city of trees/allergies, Sacto, home of Lady Bird and—if you really want to get underneath a Sacramento local’s skin—call it a cowtown. Though, good luck finding any actual cows here. Just under 100 miles northeast...
Practical Tips to Improve Efficiency on Your Coffee Farm

Practical Tips to Improve Efficiency on Your Coffee Farm

Coffee farming involves keeping track of a lot of different factors. It requires that you know your own land, crops, and resources well. When your operations run smoothly and without waste, you can increase yield, quality, and potentially profits. So, it’s important to recognise where processes can be made more...
Coffee As Stock Price Indicator

Coffee As Stock Price Indicator

For centuries, coffee has been used to divine fortunes. Soothsayers with a knack for tasseography have long peered into the leftover grounds from a cup of Turkish coffee to foretell the coffee drinker’s future. In modern times, coffee tasseography is still in practice, but it is no longer the only...
In Gainesville, Opus Coffee’s Sixth Shop is its First Outside Hospitals

In Gainesville, Opus Coffee’s Sixth Shop is its First Outside Hospitals

Opus Coffee has never been healthier. The Gainesville, Florida, roasting and retail company has opened its sixth coffee shop this week, marking its first location outside of a University of......
The Extraction is Trying to Lay Off the Glyphosate Lattes

The Extraction is Trying to Lay Off the Glyphosate Lattes

Longtime Seattle coffee roasting and retail company Caffe Vita is apologizing to guests after protests and calls for boycotts stemming from a managerial email sent to staff members suggesting that......
Coffee at a Crossroads: Inside Jeffrey Sachs’ Landmark Sustainability Report

Coffee at a Crossroads: Inside Jeffrey Sachs’ Landmark Sustainability Report

The highly anticipated report on the sustainability of the coffee sector from famed Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs finally dropped on Oct. 1, providing a sprawling and thoughtful view of......
A Guide to Different Heat Types in Roasting Equipment

A Guide to Different Heat Types in Roasting Equipment

Roasting coffee is the management of heat in order to change the physical and chemical composition of coffee beans. Or as Candice Madison, Director of Roasting at green bean supplier Royal Coffee, puts it, “you are literally playing with fire.”  You are probably already aware that there are different types of...
Brewpoint Coffee Owner Melissa Villanueva on “Starting & Running a Coffee Shop”

Brewpoint Coffee Owner Melissa Villanueva on “Starting & Running a Coffee Shop”

With three thriving coffee shops, a robust wholesale roasting operation and an active events space now under the umbrella of her Elmhurst, Illinois-based company Brewpoint Coffee, Melissa Villanueva has learned......
Collagen in Your Coffee? A Scientist Says Forget It

Collagen in Your Coffee? A Scientist Says Forget It

Collagen products are popping up everywhere. While collagen is probably most well known for its touted skin care benefits and as a major component of lip enhancers and injections, some......
Coffee Design: Counter Culture Coffee Single-Serve Coffee Bags

Coffee Design: Counter Culture Coffee Single-Serve Coffee Bags

Counter Culture Coffee teamed up with Steeped Coffee for the launch of a new line of single-serve coffee bags. Each individual bag brews eight ounces of coffee and the coffee itself is contained within a tea-bag-like sachet. Those familiar with steeping tea bags will find that steeping coffee in this manner...
Protests Erupt Outside Seattle’s Caffé Vita Over Staff Firings, Unhoused Practices

Protests Erupt Outside Seattle’s Caffé Vita Over Staff Firings, Unhoused Practices

On Wednesday, October 2nd, a walkout and protest was staged outside the Capitol Hill location of Seattle’s Caffé Vita arranged by a group known as Coffee Riot Seattle. Per a post on Instagram, the protest comes in response to the firing of Vita baristas for giving away pastries and coffee...
Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: Intelligentsia Coffee at 25

Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: Intelligentsia Coffee at 25

In this week’s episode of Unpacking Coffee, Kandace and Ray chat with James McLaughlin, CEO of Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee. Intelligentsia occupies a rarified place in the coffee world, being considered......
Minneapolis: Throwdown Against Youth Homelessness With Dogwood & Wildflyer

Minneapolis: Throwdown Against Youth Homelessness With Dogwood & Wildflyer

Wildflyer Coffee has a mission. The Minneapolis-based company offers youths experiencing homelessness a chance to make a change and uses coffee as the vehicle for that change. Through their nine-month Youth Development Academy, participants receive employment training in the coffee sector as well as life skills through “paid employment and...
Bonlife, Crimson Cup and Canterbury Lasso Top Honors at the 2019 Golden Bean in Nashville

Bonlife, Crimson Cup and Canterbury Lasso Top Honors at the 2019 Golden Bean in Nashville

The fifth annual Golden Bean North America coffee roasting competition and conference wrapped up earlier this month in Nashville, Tennessee, marking the first time in its United States tenure that......
Forced Smiles: Understanding the Emotional Toll in Barista Work

Forced Smiles: Understanding the Emotional Toll in Barista Work

Being a barista can be one of the most challenging jobs in the hospitality industry. It often requires waking up hours before sunrise; dealing with finicky, complex and messy equipment;......
Sunday Espresso Club: A Helsinki Pop-Up From Two Finnish Barista Champions

Sunday Espresso Club: A Helsinki Pop-Up From Two Finnish Barista Champions

Photo by Niina Rimpiläinen. In Helsinki, Sundays are usually a day to make your coffee at home. Most cafes are closed, and the pace of the whole city slows down for its day of rest. But Jarno Peräkylä and Kaisa Kokkonen saw the closed signs on cafes and became inspired. They...
Producer & Roaster Forum 2020 to Take Place in Honduras

Producer & Roaster Forum 2020 to Take Place in Honduras

Are you looking to make direct connections with coffee producers? Or are you a Honduran coffee farmer seeking new business relationships with international roasters? Perfect Daily Grind is pleased to announce that the next Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) will be held in Copán, Honduras on the 26th and 27th March,...