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Red Hat Coffee Tops Off the San Diego Cold Brew Scene with New Roastery Cafe

Red Hat Coffee Tops Off the San Diego Cold Brew Scene with New Roastery Cafe

Furthering San Diego’s reputation as a hotbed for cold brew, Red Hat Coffee has opened its taproom and roastery, offering a bevy of cold beverages in the East Village neighborhood.......
Du Jianing Of China Is The 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion

Du Jianing Of China Is The 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion

Du Jianing of China is the 2019 World Brewers Cup Champion. This is Jianing’s first win in three World Brewers Cup appearances, finishing 15th in 2016 and 8th in 2018. Watching Du Jianing’s winning Finals routine on Sunday, one couldn’t help but feel like you were sitting around her kitchen table...
Citing Cultural Appropriation, Kickapoo Coffee to Change Name

Citing Cultural Appropriation, Kickapoo Coffee to Change Name

Wisconsin-based roasting and retail company Kickapoo Coffee has announced it is changing its name, citing appropriation of the Kickapoo people. The new brand has yet to be announced. Kickapoo Coffee,......
Innovative Models At Origin: Can Selling Coffee In Cherry Be Profitable?

Innovative Models At Origin: Can Selling Coffee In Cherry Be Profitable?

It is often taken as accepted wisdom that smallholders need to move up the value chain — aggregate, process, trade directly — to be competitive and profitable in the coffee......
Takeaways From Twin’s New Report on Smallholder Producer Organizations

Takeaways From Twin’s New Report on Smallholder Producer Organizations

Historically low C prices, climate change, political volatility, crippling social disparities and a host of other issues have given the global coffee sector plenty of reasons for legitimate concern. But......
Who Will Work In British Cafes After Brexit?

Who Will Work In British Cafes After Brexit?

For the past couple of years, March 29, 2019 has been known by some in the UK as “Brexit Day,” the historic moment when the country would unmoor itself from the tiresome burden of Europe and float off into a glorious, sun-dappled, immigration-free future. However, if you’ve been paying attention to...
How to Ensure Consistency in Coffee Fermentation & Processing

How to Ensure Consistency in Coffee Fermentation & Processing

Bread, wine, cheese, yogurt, chocolate, coffee: what do all of these delicious items have in common? Fermentation. In coffee, fermentation is crucial. It doesn’t just allow the removal of mucilage but also affects a lot’s flavors and sensory characteristics. Having control over it during coffee processing means that you can increase...
Troubleshooting 101 for Coffee Technicians: Brand New Systems

Troubleshooting 101 for Coffee Technicians: Brand New Systems

This section of trouble shooting 101 concentrates on the problems plaguing brand new systems. In this case, failure modes are generally not related to aging, but instead to mistakes in......
The Very Best Of The 2019 Re:Co Symposium

The Very Best Of The 2019 Re:Co Symposium

Emboldened by my trusty press pass, I was lucky enough to get behind the velvet rope at Boston’s 2019 Re:Co event. Whereas Re:Co—an event put on by the Specialty Coffee Association that has often been likened to the Ted Talks of coffee—usually focuses on a variety of subjects relevant to...
Canadian Roasting Society Spreads the Co-Roasting Concept to Montreal

Canadian Roasting Society Spreads the Co-Roasting Concept to Montreal

The shared roastery concept has officially found footing north of the border with the opening of the Canadian Roasting Society (CRS)  in Montreal, Quebec. CRS is designed to give cafe......
Umeko Motoyoshi: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Umeko Motoyoshi: The Sprudge Twenty Interview

Umeko Motoyoshi (Photo by Evan Gilman) Welcome to The Sprudge Twenty Interviews presented by Pacific Barista Series. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring our 2019 featured class of Sprudge Twenty honorees, each one changing the coffee game worldwide. For a complete list of 2019 Sprudge Twenty honorees please visit...
Insights From SCA Coffee Expo 2019, Boston

Insights From SCA Coffee Expo 2019, Boston

Boston may bring tea to mind, but from April 11th to 14th, it was host to all things coffee. This year’s SCA Coffee Expo was held at the Boston Conference and Exhibition Center and hundreds of roasters, retailers, and coffee enthusiasts turned out for the event. Don’t worry if you weren’t...
Women in Coffee Project Profile: Dulce Barrera

Women in Coffee Project Profile: Dulce Barrera

(Editor’s note: This is part of a series of interviews featuring women taking part in the inaugural Women in Coffee Project panel discussion next month in New York City. The interviews have......
We Are Obsessed With Chemex: The Game

We Are Obsessed With Chemex: The Game

There’s a lot going on at your typical SCA Expo weekend. The sights, the sounds, the slurps, the soirees, the partays, the shindigs, the meet n’ greets, the gab n’ gulps, the delicate dance of pretending to remember someone’s name when you in fact have no clue, the booths, the...
Truebird Swoops Into New York with Robotic Specialty Coffee Kiosks

Truebird Swoops Into New York with Robotic Specialty Coffee Kiosks

As specialty coffee robots created by California’s Cafe X and Texas-based Briggo continue their forward, automated marches, a question has remained: Could the surly and spirited humans of old New......
Jooyeon Jeon Of South Korea Is The 2019 World Barista Champion

Jooyeon Jeon Of South Korea Is The 2019 World Barista Champion

Jooyeon Jeon of South Korea is the 2019 World Barista Champion. This is Jeon’s first win in two appearances at the World level of competition, placing 14th in the 2018 World Barista Championship in Amsterdam. In the world of sports journalism—and by extension coffee sports journalism—you don’t root for a team....
Korea’s Jooyeon Jeon Wins 2019 World Barista Championship

Korea’s Jooyeon Jeon Wins 2019 World Barista Championship

The 2019 World Coffee Championship events concluded in Boston today, with Jooyeon Jeon of Momos Coffee in South Korea crowned the 2019 World Barista Champion, and China’s Jia Ning Du......
Apr 14,  Cold Coffee Drinks Recipes for the Summer.

Apr 14, Cold Coffee Drinks Recipes for the Summer.

Here are some cold coffee drinks recipes to keep you refreshed during the hot months of summer....
Apr 14, Reduce post-workout muscle pain – by drinking coffee.

Apr 14, Reduce post-workout muscle pain – by drinking coffee.

A recent study suggests that drinking two cups of coffee before exercise can actually reduce post-workout muscle pain....
Apr 13, Gourmet Specialty Coffee – What You Need to Know

Apr 13, Gourmet Specialty Coffee – What You Need to Know

If you want to buy a gourmet specialty coffee that suits your personal taste, you’ll need a few facts to help you choose....
Chemex Enters a New Era with Single-Cup Brewer and Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Chemex Enters a New Era with Single-Cup Brewer and Electric Gooseneck Kettle

Pourover coffee equipment maker Chemex introduced three new products at the SCA Expo in Boston this week. From its stylish and detailed Chemex Cafe brew bar located in a lounge......
Coffee Sprudgecast Episode 73: The One With The Founders of Baratza

Coffee Sprudgecast Episode 73: The One With The Founders of Baratza

In episode 73 of the Coffee Sprudgecast, we interview Baratza founders Kyle Anderson and Kyra Kennedy. Baratza is known the world over for their home coffee grinders and they celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. They are currently in Boston at the SCA Expo where they are debuting the Virtuoso+ grinder, an upgraded...
Mexican-Born Espresso System Esprofesso Launches at SCA Expo

Mexican-Born Espresso System Esprofesso Launches at SCA Expo

Tijuana, Mexico-based brand Esprofesso launched its first product, a barista-centric under-counter espresso machine, at the SCA Expo in Boston today. Designed and manufactured in Mexico, the Esprofesso machine is the......
Owner Killed in Durham Gas Explosion Was in the Process of Closing Shop

Owner Killed in Durham Gas Explosion Was in the Process of Closing Shop

A massive explosion in Durham, North Carolina, on Wednesday turned the popular coffee shop Kaffeinate into rubble while killing its owner, 61-year-old Kong Lee. Lee was the only person killed......
Apr 12, 5 Things you’d be surprised to find in your coffee.

Apr 12, 5 Things you’d be surprised to find in your coffee.

Here are 5 things you would never expect to find in your coffee. 4 of them have a reason for being there. The fifth doesn’t....