Coffee

World Coffee Producers Forum to Become a Nonprofit Organization

Following a hugely successful inaugural event last July in Medellín, Colombia, that brought together some 1,500 attendees from 41 countries, the World Coffee Producers Forum is expanding to become a nonprofit organization. It has also announced the launch of a second forum to come in July of 2019 in a yet-to-be-determined location. The decision to become an organization was formalized by the group’s executive committee at a recent meeting in Mexico City in conjunction with the 121st International Coffee Council [...]

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Sniff, Slurp, Spit, Repeat: Cupping Events at the Specialty Coffee Expo

Coffee is the name of the game at the upcoming Specialty Coffee Expo, taking place this week in Seattle. While roasters and popup bars will bring their best stuff for people to sip and savor, coffee buyers will be seeking out some great coffees to eventually serve to their customers, too. Though we unfortunately don’t have the digital real estate to promote every cupping event in and around this year’s Expo, we present here a select list of public cuppings, representing [...]

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Vava Angwenyi on Economic Empowerment and the Next Generation in Coffee

Vava Angwenyi lives in Kenya, but she works wherever coffee takes her. She is the “Chief Coffee-holic” and founder of Vava Coffee, a social enterprise working to improve future prospects for local communities and the coffee industry as a whole. She is also the co-founder and director at Gente Del Futuro, an organization that works to address two critical issues for the coffee industry: producer profitability and next-generation involvement. Angwenyi founded Vava Coffee in 2009 with a goal to ensure [...]

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Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: George Howell, Part 1

George Howell Coffee. Needmore Designs photo. This week’s episode of Unpacking Coffee includes a sit-down with a living lion of the specialty coffee industry, George Howell, as well as with his daughter, Jenny Howell, the director of coffee sourcing for Boston-area-based George Howell Coffee. Both Howells speak with characteristic eloquence about the wine-like joys of single-origin, single-farm specialty coffees — a concept that the elder Howell is widely credited as helping to popularize in the specialty industry. While sharing the George Howell Coffee [...]

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Roast Magazine Launches Coffee Table Book ‘Coffee Covered’

Roast magazine is thrilled to announce the release of its first coffee table book, “Coffee Covered: A Photographic Journey of Coffee from Farm to Cup.” The book is now available for purchase online and will be available at Roast’s booth (#1037) at the SCA Expo this week in Seattle. Author and photographer Mark Shimahara will be at the Roast booth for signings on Friday, April 20, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. “Coffee Covered” follows coffee from its humble origins in the field to its ultimate destination in [...]

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Coffee Pros Are Taking the #Coffeetoo Pledge to End Harassment

Click to Download and Share Click to Download and Share In October of last year, the #metoo hashtag went viral on social media as women throughout the world openly shared their experiences with harassment and assault. Inspired by the strength of the people who were coming forward, coffee professional Molly Flynn — with the encouragement of several colleagues — resolved to launch a movement focused on the coffee industry. They formed a framework for what this might look like, and #Coffeetoo was born. “I’ve [...]

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The Extraction Comes With Zen in Kyoto, Pot in Canada and Death in Bangkok

The opening ceremony of the 121st Session of the International Coffee Council. ICO photo. While the SCA is gearing up for its annual Expo in Seattle, the 121st International Coffee Council ran from April 9-13 in Mexico City. The convening of the governing body of the International Coffee Organization marked two firsts this year, according to Global Coffee Report: First time convening in Mexico; and its first meeting since the US announced its withdrawal from the International Coffee Agreement: Along with dissemination workshops [...]

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Which Is The Best Espresso Maker?

Having a coffee machine around your home or your office can increase your productivity and keep you more focused on the work. All the machines listed in this video are very easy to use and it just takes a few button pushes to get delicious coffee out of them. In the above video, we listed the top 5 best Espresso machines on the market in 2018. I made this list based on my personal opinion, and i tried to [...]

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Coffee Industry Burned by California Court’s Ruling to Require Cancer Warnings

Acrylamide develops naturally in the coffee roasting process. Creative Commons photo by John Lodder. Despite mounting evidence that regular coffee consumption may actually ward off numerous fatal diseases, a California judge has ruled that coffee sellers must post cancer warning signs in accordance with the state law popularly known as Proposition 65. The coffee industry is not happy. “Coffee has been shown, over and over again, to be a healthy beverage,” National Coffee Association President and CEO Bill Murray said in a [...]

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Coming Soon: The Coffeewoman, She’s The Roaster, Black Coffee and Queer Coffee NYC

The first Queer Coffee Events gathering was held in Emeryville, California. The group is holding its second event in New York on April 28. Photo by Jenn Chen, courtesy of Queer Coffee Events. Over the past year, the conversation around equal representation and the treatment of individuals from historically underrepresented and systematically oppressed groups has evolved into public discourse in ways not before seen in the coffee industry. In person and online, individuals from around the country have been creating [...]

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