Guatemalan Cooperative-Owned Kishé Coffee Unveils Inspired New Look

Kishé Coffee’s new branding is drawn from commissioned artwork by Guatemalan painter Juan Sisay. All images courtesy of Kishé Coffee. As the concepts of direct trade, traceability and transparency swirl about the coffee industry every which way, few brands outside of Hawaii offer as clear a direct connection to the United States consumer as Kishé Coffee. Launched in 2015 as a social enterprise that is wholly owned by the La Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala (FECCEG) cooperative network, based in [...]

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Coffee Roasters Guild Retreat Returning to the Pacific Northwest, Camp Heads to Portugal

Photos courtesy of the Specialty Coffee Association. The Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG) has officially announced the 2018 dates and locations of its two largest annual events. The 2018 CRG Retreat will take place Aug. 23-26 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, hosted by longtime title sponsor Probat, while the European CRG Camp will take place Oct. 10-13 at the Evora Hotel in Evora, Portugal. The coffee roasting trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association, the CRG recently announced at its membership meeting in Seattle that it [...]

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The Extraction Was Once Punishable By Death

In areas where marijuana is legal, when a consumer wants a flavor or sensory experience that combines pot and coffee, there are products that physically mix these two natural ingredients. Yet marijuana apparently has the capacity to taste and even feel a bit like coffee on its own, without any actual interaction with the bean. The cannabis resource website Leafly has provided a handy guide to strains with coffee-like attributes. One example is the Chocolope: Stress is no match for [...]

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Overwinter Coffee Springs Into Action in Downtown Buffalo

Overwinter Coffee at 9 Genesee St in Buffalo, New York. All images courtesy of Overwinter Coffee. Ben Trojan and Joshua Halliman, the co-owners of Overwinter Coffee, are staking their claim in the Western New York coffee scene, springing into action this Summer with a downtown Buffalo brick-and-mortar location on Roosevelt Square. The friends, who have been roasting coffee and supplying to local cafes for the past year, as well as conducting a series of pop-ups around the city, believe Buffalo’s specialty [...]

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SCA Launching World of Coffee Dubai in 2020 While Relocating 2018 World Championships

A photo from the convention hall at the recent SCA Expo in Seattle. The SCA currently operates the SCA Expo and World of Coffee (Europe) trade show events. Daily Coffee News photo. The Specialty Coffee Association has just announced plans for a major new annual global coffee event, World of Coffee Dubai, to take place for the first time in conjunction with the GulfHost Show in March of 2020. The group is also relocating world coffee championship events that were previously [...]

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A Master Class in Branding: Dona Chai’s Amy Rothstein Talks Product Development

Dona Chai products include their signature chai and turmeric concentrates, granola, and chai scented candle. Daily Coffee News photo by Lily Kubota. When Dona Chai launched in March of 2014, founder Amy Rothstein’s time was split between getting the company off the ground and her graduate work in food studies at NYU. “I knew I wanted to be in the food industry, but didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do,” Rothstein told Daily Coffee News. Just four years later, Dona Chai’s chai [...]

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Coffee Fuels the Creative Communing at Kalamazoo’s Civil House

Civil House Coffee at 344 N. Rose St. in Kalamazoo. All images courtesy of Civil House Coffee Co. Coffee shops are often ground zero for creative projects, serving as the initial meeting place for two parties to get to know one another, establish some goals and then let the creative energies flow like a delicately roasted single-origin brew from a 1-gallon batch brewer. So what better way for a creative agency to tap into its local creative community than to open [...]

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Low Prices and Rising Costs Threaten the Guatemala Coffee Sector

A drying bed at Finca Medina on the outskirts of Antigua, Guatemala. Photo license CC0. While Guatemala continues to deliver some of the world’s most exquisite coffees from producers pioneering innovations in processing and variety selection, the country’s coffee sector as is still rebounding from the disastrous leaf rust (la roya) epidemic that hit hardest in 2012. Increasing costs of production combined with consistently low prices in the international commodities market have been adding to these problems. For thousands of the [...]

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The Extraction Is Embraced At Last by The City of Light

With the FSMA shifting the focus of food safety management from response to prevention, stakeholders in the global coffee supply chain have a lot of work to do in conducting hazard analyses and developing preventive controls. Vermont-based consultancy Coffee Enterprises wants the world to know it’s there to help, having launched, according to a press release, a new service for food safety and chemical analysis. From a CE press release: Our services can be utilized in whole or by individual analysis to [...]

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Jakarta civil servant turns office into ‘coffee shop’

A room on the 19th floor at City Hall in Central Jakarta has been turned into a café where officials can enjoy home-brewed coffee. No piles of papers or stationary, but all kinds of coffee makers and a variety of coffee beans can be found in the office of Jakarta Mental and Spiritual Education Bureau head Hendra Hidayat. “I have an espresso machine, Vietnam drip, French press, aeropress, chiffon, coffee grinder, milk frother and both a regular and capsule coffee [...]

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