Civil Unrest Pushes Colombian Coffee Prices to Record Highs as Supply Concerns Heighten

A worker harvesting coffee in Colombia. Photo courtesy of Those Coffee People. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the trajectory of Colombia’s internal coffee prices has defied expectations. The abrupt collapse in oil prices in March 2020 triggered a near 25% reduction in the value of the peso (COP) against the dollar. As coffee beans […]

Food 4 Farmers Appoints First Ever Executive Director, Alyson Welch

Alyson Welch. Photo courtesy of Food 4 Farmers. The coffee community-focused nonprofit Food 4 Farmers has hired its first ever executive director, international development expert Alyson Welch. Welch joins the 10-year-old nonprofit after nearly three years at the Washington D.C.-area international development agency DAI, and more than six years at the internationally focused engineering services […]

ACE/Cup of Excellence and IWCA Sign MOUs to Boost Women in Coffee

Daily Coffee News Staff | June 17, 2021 The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has signed memoranda of understanding with the nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and its sibling nonprofit organization Cup of Excellence (COE). Both MOUs among the largely producer-focused organizations are designed to help women achieve greater financial success and empowerment within […]

Researchers re-animate 70-year-old coffee killer fungus in Africa: Study

Researchers have resurrected 70-year-old frozen fungal samples to search for modern-day causes of coffee wilt. The study, which was published in the journal BMC Genomics on June 4, 2021, demonstrated how historical genomics may aid in the discovery of mechanisms that restrict the spread of fungal infections. Since the 1920s, coffee wilt disease, caused by […]

PJ’s Coffee Named a 2021 Top Mover & Shaker by Fast Casual

Fast Casual has announced its Top 100 Movers & Shakers list for the 16th year in a straight, with PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans ranked #71 owing to their outstanding growth and durability, even during the COVID-19 epidemic. Leadership, creativity, and promise are all criteria considered in this yearly ranking. Fast Casual’s commitment to their […]

Luckin Coffee completes financing milestone under restructuring agreement

Luckin Coffee Inc., located in Beijing and now in provisional liquidation, stated that it has fulfilled the financial milestone set forth in its restructuring assistance agreement (RSA) with holders of the company’s $460 million 0.75 percent convertible senior notes due in 2025. The RSA requires the firm to secure reasonable assurance of finance outside of […]

The Century-Old Process of Making Decaf Coffee

A cup of coffee is often the first thing that comes to mind when we wake up. It’s such a habit that we’ll drink a mug of coffee even if it’s devoid of the substance for which it’s famous: caffeine. Decaf coffee has been available for almost a century, and the technique for producing it […]

% on the chocolate label….what does it mean?

Pure, complete, chocolate going through final refinement process before being formed. A frequently asked question with a relatively simple answer, but to those unfamiliar with the particulars of chocolate making, it can still seem mysterious. The percentages on straight chocolate bars refer to the total amount of cacao contained therein in the most basic terms. […]

Dutch Bros coffee chain files for confidential IPO

The Oregon-based coffee business Dutch Bros Coffee Inc. has filed for a secret initial public offering. TSG Consumer Partners, the consumer-focused private equity group behind Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. NAPA, +1.48 percent, the winery that went public in March, is backing the coffee company, which has locations mostly in the western United States. Robinhood Markets Inc. […]

Climate crisis to hit Europe’s coffee and chocolate supplies

According to a research, the climate catastrophe may soon disrupt coffee and chocolate supply in Europe as droughts affect producer countries. Palm oil imports, which are used in many meals and home items, and soybeans, which are the major feed for hens and pigs in the European Union, were also shown to be very vulnerable. […]

JDE Peet’s to acquire Campos Coffee, a specialty coffee leader in Australia

JDE Peet’s and Campos Coffee have announced that JDE Peet’s would purchase Campos Coffee. The acquisition is scheduled to close in July 2021, subject to a few pre-closing conditions. There were no further terms provided. Campos Coffee is Australia’s speciality coffee leader, with over 600 cafés and distribution methods spanning direct-to-consumer, retail, and its own […]

Brazil Drought Damage to Coffee Seen Lasting to Next Year’s Crop

Brazil’s severe drought, which has hampered this year’s coffee harvest, now threatens to stymie next year’s production as well. Some farmers have seen their trees blossom early, while others are concerned that the continued stress may prevent their trees from fully recovering before the rainy season begins in September. Brazil, the world’s top coffee grower, […]

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii Partners with World’s Largest Donkey Rescue

For generations, donkeys could be heard bellowing as they carried loads of coffee beans down the steep mountains of the Big Island, Hawaii. The native people of Kona named the hard-working donkeys the “Bad Ass Ones,” because of their strength and stubborn nature when carrying their cargo. Now, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii is paying […]

Costa Rican coffee exports grow 11% in May

Costa Rican coffee exports increased 11% in May compared to the same month last year, despite the fact that shipments in the first eight months of the coffee season were slightly up overall, according to the national coffee institution ICAFE. May exports totalled 159,556 60-kg bags, up from 143,781 bags the previous month, according to […]

5 Things: San Francisco coffee shop owner fires husband for racial slur, LEYE president comments on the future of restaurants

RJ Melman, president of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and son of co-founder Rich Melman, spoke about the future of the business on Nation’s Restaurant News’ Extra Serving podcast last week. The Chicago-based multiconcept operator manages over 150 restaurants across the country and has remained innovative throughout the epidemic by reviving now-closed businesses as virtual concepts. […]

LGBTQ Utahns say these Salt Lake City coffee shops are their safe spaces

Because there are few queer-specific gathering venues in Utah, many members of the LGBTQ community have turned to coffee shops as de-facto safe spaces, functioning as centres for both connection and affirmation. It’s difficult to pinpoint what makes certain coffee shops more friendly than others, but those that do allow people to be completely themselves: […]

Specialty coffee can be exclusionary. These Seattle cafes are trying to change that

On Union Coffee in the Central District is bustling with activity on a breezy spring afternoon, with owner Geetu Vailoor and barista Grace Rathbone tending to a continuous stream of customers. They chat with many of the regulars, who order cardamom rose lattes and other flavoured beverages, as well as pastries cooked on site, via […]

Coffee with a Cop: Brewing coffee, building bridges

During Coffee with a Cop on June 14 at the Dartmouth Starbucks, cops and the public had a lively discussion. Over complimentary coffee and pastries, the public was able to meet local law enforcement from both the Dartmouth and State police departments. The business is routinely visited by Dartmouth police officers, according to business manager […]

Orange Raspberry Coffee Cake – Laura Vitale Summer Desserts Unplugged

Recipe below. Subscribe to Hungry for more tasty recipes and how-to guides: Zesty orange and raspberry coffee cake, the perfect dessert for summer! Hungry is home to the best culinary videos on the YouTube! Join the party with recipes, how-to guides, big personalities, and plenty of flavor! Whether you’re grilling, baking, frying, or just […]

How to Make the Italian Amaretto Coffee Mixed Drink

How to Make the Italian Amaretto Coffee Mixed Drink. Part of the series: Cordial Mixed Drinks. The Italian Amaretto Coffee is a mixed drink with liqueur that’s easy to make at home. Our professional bartender will show you how. Read more:

Testing Freezer Stored Coffee Beans – Redux

We got so much ‘tude about our first round of testing freezer stored beans, we gave it another go using three different methods than we tried before. Watch as we run through three methods stored in two different freezers, using the Mazzer Mini E and the Baratza Virtuoso.

Innovative Models at Origin: Communal Land Management and Income Diversification

Communal coffee nurseries offer an affordable and accessible source of planting material for renovation efforts following the coffee leaf rust crisis. Photo by Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for CRS. Coffee farmers across origin countries search for and develop innovative business, production and management models as they seek out profitable and sustainable livelihood strategies. These interesting and diverse […]

Women in Coffee Project Profile: Melanie Herrera

Melanie Herrera. Courtesy photo. (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 been conducted in English and in Spanish by professional coffee roaster Women in Coffee Project Founder Amaris Gutierrez-Ray. For […]

Taking in the California Coffee Experience with Frinj and Bird Rock

California Grown coffee, grown by Frinj Coffee-related Good Land Organics farm on California’s Central Coast and roasted by Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in San Diego. Beth Demmon photo. Last week, some 40 guests at the Bird Rock Coffee roastery in San Diego were among the first people in the world to witness the “California Coffee Experience,” presented […]

Following Pilot Success, ACE Plans to Bring Cup of Excellence to Indonesia

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence held a pilot Cup of Excellence in partnership with the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia and the local Government of Aceh Tenga. All photos courtesy of ACE. The Alliance for Coffee Excellence, organizers of the green coffee competition and auction Cup of Excellence program (CoE), have completed a regional pilot […]

Will Frith on Big Moves and Specialty Coffee in Saigon

Photos by Kel Norman, courtesy of Will Frith. Many people who work in coffee travel throughout the year sourcing coffees, attending trade shows and industry events, or connecting with current or potential customers. While spending countless hours on the road may be par for the course for thousands of people in coffee, few take the […]