News and updates about the coffee market, coffee culture and trends, the art of coffee making and other topics related to coffee.
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Farmer Abelardo Ayala took a tough decision on his estate in San Juan Tepezontes, a traditional coffee-producing region of El Salvador: to swap his coffee trees for cocoa as a warming climate hit his crop.
Ayala said his plantation - situated between 600 and 1,000 metres (1,969-3,281 feet) above sea level in the south-central department of La Paz - had been ideal for growing coffee. But with rising temperatures, production became difficult.
In the last four years, recurring drought, a...
It’s no longer atypical to hear about disillusioned corporate careerists fleeing the hamster wheel for a second calling producing wine, but coffee?
Yet coffee offers as much flavor, delicacy and nuance as fermented grapes.
Thus, it seems logical for coffee production to follow trends in wine.
Read about an entrepreneur who recognized this opportunity and left the U.S. for Panama to grow an award-winning variety called Geisha.
In early 2009, two years after we opened our first café, we were about to launch our roasting business.
We’d heard rumors of the remarkable coffees of Scandinavia and decided that in the interest of sculpting our own roasting style, a research trip to experience them firsthand was the only responsible course of action.
It would also be a tasty one...
Despite the overpopulation of kitty cafes throughout the world’s urban centers, coffee options for today’s sophisticated city pooch have been shamefully limited—until recently.
Enter Queens, New York’s only premium dog boutique and specialty coffee shop, Chateâu le Woof.
The business idea was almost destiny for owner Natassa Contini...
Maximize your morning by squeezing in a few moments of meditation. The health benefits of meditation are numerous and so are the health benefits of coffee - but there never seems to be enough time for both in the morning, and most of us choose coffee over introspection.
But what if you could have it all? By combining…
More than a year in the making, Silver Lake’s Counter Culture Coffee has finally arrived in Silver Lake.
The beautiful streamline moderne building on Griffith Park Boulevard sits just steps from the likes of El Condor, Pine & Crane, and the recently opened Sawyer up on Sunset Boulevard.
Not simply a coffee shop for locals to enjoy, Counter Culture’s space is...
A lack of reliable information is among the most frustrating obstacles to unlocking the potential of agriculture. But as investment in AgTech heats up, what value does big data offer small-scale farmers at the end of dirt roads in the hardest-to-serve markets on earth? These days, farms throughout the American Midwest [...]
As the conversation surrounding living wages develops throughout the world — applying to fast food in the United States, textile manufacturing Bangladesh, or any segment in which wage-earners struggle to access essentials such as food, education or health care — the Global Living Wage Coalition recently set its sights on arguably the world’s most important coffee growing region: Minas Gerais in Brazil.
The region yields the most coffee in Brazil, which is by far the world’s largest coffee-producing country, and the coalition found that...
Oolong tea represents only 2 percent of the world’s tea, but it’s well-worth discovering .
It combines the qualities of dark and green teas, giving it several interesting health benefits. For example, it may boost metabolism and reduce stress, helping you feel great each day...
Fireworks. Subway trains. Front row at a rock concert. The level of noise people are exposed to in these settings are all above, if not right up against the threshold of the level we can sustain before risking hearing loss — about 90 to 95 decibels (dB).
And according to a new JAMA study, if you want any chance of recovering from temporarily impaired hearing, you’ll stay away from caffeine.
American consumers can’t get enough coffee, and that’s sending world demand for the beans to an all-time high. Global consumption will rise 1.2 percent in the season that starts in October to a record 150.8 million bags, each weighing 60 kilograms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.
Rising demand has sparked a 16 percent rally this year for arabica-coffee futures in New York.
THERE’S nothing like a rubbish coffee to destroy your morning.
Too hot, too weak, terrible milk ... there are so many ways a barista can get it wrong.
To help in the quest for an on-point caffeine kick, here is the list that Yelp just released of the top 100 coffee places in Australia.
For the uninitiated, Yelp is an app that publishes crowdsourced reviews about local businesses...
When it works, fair trade coffee works well.
The lives of untold thousands of small-scale coffee growers are better for the income and stability that well-run fair trade relationships bring.
But some growers in one of the world's most important coffee growing regions aren't seeing the benefits of fair trade because of a perfect storm; low prices, a damaging fungus and unscrupulous middlemen...
Iced coffee is not as simple as it used to be.
Gone are the days you could just fire up the Mr. Coffee and pour the hot stuff over some ice. Now, every sort of brewing contraption and extraction method exists, from cold brew to Kyoto, frappe to flash brewed.
Here, the many different varieties of cold coffees and the best places to try them in the city.
People love protein for the way it helps them build muscles and satisfies hunger pangs. People also love coffee for the way it tastes — but especially because of the caffeine it contains to help perk them up all day long.
Therefore, it makes sense that someone would come up with the brilliant idea to combine protein and coffee into one product.
On Instagram, the #proteincoffee hashtag has been used on more than...
It’s also one of the coffee chain’s fastest-growing markets.
Starbucks for the first time will sell single-origin, premium coffee from India in the United States as part of its effort to support coffee production in the country better known for its tea.
Starbucks for a limited time later this year will sell a small-lot arabica coffee from...