Coffee In The News

Espresso_Roast_Coffee_Beans2Coffee news from around the world. Stay on top of all the coffee news from around the world which may affect your favourite coffee beans. Or just read now and then for interesting information related to the coffee bean industry!

World events and big business mergers and moves do affect the small scale coffee bean producer. Being confident where your coffee is coming from and ensuring its sustainable and ethical is a great way to be a good steward of this world (one small step right?!)

  • Coffee In The News

    • Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine
    • Coffee Universe
    - Howard Bryman

    Just two doors down from its main roastery and cafe in downtown Duluth, Minn., Duluth Coffee Company recently opened an origin-inspired cocktail bar featuring locally distilled spirits in drinks modeled after traditional tipples... [Read More...]

    - Nick Brown

    Five years since its inception and less than a year after opening its Pentagon City flagship location, Arlington, Va.-based roaster/retailer Commonwealth Joe has closed a seed funding round of $2.5 million... [Read More...]

    - Nick Brown

    Coffee Potluck, the grassroots group focused on building and promoting Vancouver, B.C.’s specialty coffee scene through events such as last year’s “adult” latte art competition, is preparing to host the city’s first... [Read More...]

    - Howard Bryman

    After three years of curating a variety of fine coffees from multiple roasters in his Redwood City, Calif., coffee shop, Bliss Coffee owner Jimmy Huang has launched a roasting company of his own,... [Read More...]

    - Nick Brown

    A new piece in the Business of Fashion asks if, in a retail economy in which brick-and-mortar stores struggle to compete with online shopping, should stores be charging admission? It seems counterintuitive,... [Read More...]

    - Nick Brown

    The team behind the Transparent Trade Coffee project is continuing to leverage its robust online research to explore ways in which specialty buyers may make more informed decisions that promote sustainability... [Read More...]

    - Howard Bryman

    A local landmark has been given a new lease on life in Auburn, Ala., thanks to a combination of coffee and serendipity. After deteriorating through years of revolving-door occupation as... [Read More...]

    - Nick Brown

    One of the largest full-service B2B coffee companies in the United States, Birmingham, Ala.-based Royal Cup Coffee and Tea has acquired Birmingham’s RichGood Gourmet, LLC, the manufacturer and distributor of... [Read More...]

    - Nick Brown

    Handsome Her, a vegan café in Melbourne, Australia, designed as a place “by women for women,” opened earlier this month with an 18 percent tax for male customers — a move... [Read More...]

    - Howard Bryman

    The clean-line, minimalist aesthetic given to so many of today’s new cafés has flowed throughout these interior spaces all the way to the equipment by the bar, where baristas bring the... [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    This week, Coffee Universe highlights El Toro Espresso Blend from Portland’s Water Avenue Coffee. This is Water Avenue Coffee’s flagship blend that features coffees from all the major coffee growing regions of the world. This delicious blend features dark chocolate and sweet peanut butter alongside bright cherry acidity, which round out its deep woodsy character. Whichever […] [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    Fifty people with Down syndrome will be trained as coffee specialists during 2014 in order to take part in four Barista Championships in Spain. The first championship, I Down Barista Championship of Andalucía, took place March 21st, the World Down Syndrome Day. Asturias, Galicia and Valencia will follow. Down Barista Championships are organized by Cafento, […] [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    Boyd’s Coffee®, the oldest family-owned coffee company in the Pacific Northwest, introduces Cinnamon Churro Flavored Coffee to the foodservice channel, bringing the popular Mexican pastry’s fresh-baked flavor to a delicious, rich and sweet coffee drink. “Demand for on-trend Hispanic flavors continues to grow, and the Cinnamon Churro coffee will help our customers satisfy that demand,” […] [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    Coffee lovers in Chicago ready for the arrival of CoffeeCon, a one-day consumer coffee event that celebrates everything coffee. This exciting day, which will be held April 12, 2014 at the Zhou B Art Center, is filled with everything a coffee loving consumer could want. Taste the world’s different coffees roasted every conceivable way, and brewed […] [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    American Barista & Coffee School (ABCS) has today announced www.onlinebaristatraining.com, its new online subscription-based coffee education platform, will officially launch April 2014. According to the company’s Vice President, Matt Milletto, “onlinebaristatraining.com will be a new subscription based training and business methodology that coffee shop owners can subscribe to train their new [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    JavaJog for a Cause organizers welcome 2014 sponsors for the second annual run/walk to benefit the coffee-farming women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Westrock Coffee Company, which provides global export opportunities and purposeful employment to partners at origin, has signed on as Platinum Sponsor for the event. Equal Exchange, Baratza and Equator Coffees  & […] [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    Across the varied and cultured nations of Europe, if there is one passion shared by countless millions, it’s a deep love, and often outright need, for coffee. From the bustling espresso bars of sunny Roman mornings, to bowls of café au lait leisurely sipped in chic Parisian haunts, coffee is the elixir that dispels groggy […] [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    In light of the current market scenario and research studies which have shown enormous potential in the Asia Pacific coffee market, IMAPAC will organize Asia Coffee Congress 2014 which will bring together the Indonesian and regional key coffee players from 6-8 May 2014 in Jakarta. Coffee roasters, manufacturers, traders and certifiers will converge at the only international coffee platform in Indo [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    The New York Foundling, a charity that empowers thousands of low-income children and families to live independent, healthy and fulfilling lives, is embarking on an innovative business venture to raise money for children in the foster care system (some of the city’s most disadvantaged and underserved citizens) while supporting a New York-based or focused coffee […] [Read More...]

    - laura everage

    This week we travel to the island of Jamaica in a cup of coffee and we find ourselves dreaming of the Blue Mountains. That’s because we’re drinking a delicious Jamaican Blue Mountain® coffee from C&C Specialty Coffee. Blue Mountain Coffee is recognized worldwide for its mild flavor and lack of bitterness, which is highly credited to […] [Read More...]