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Bench Roasters: Small Batch Flexibility for Coffee Shops

Initially used for verification of samples in the cupping lab, the role of bench roasters has expanded with each new coffee wave.

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Robusta varietals were first planted in Brazil only 60 years ago* at Cachoeiro de Itapamerim but commercial farms did not spread far until the 1990s. Today Brazil is the second largest robusta producer in the world with coffee covering 2.5 million ac more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Features

Robusta shortfall in Brazil

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Solubles manufacturers in the world’s largest robusta producing country may be forced to import coffee. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Foolproof ease of operation, high capacity and consistency that stems from precision calibration for optimal extraction characterize the newest generation of foodservice brewers. more

Dec 21, 2016 4:00 AM Features

Fresh Brew Restaurants

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Tea is the logical high-margin alternative to soda for restaurants – but convenient tea is not always a satisfying choice. What tea lovers want is freshly brewed tea in small batches throughout the day. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Features

This recently published treatise pairing the insights of science-focused researchers with craft-focused coffee roasters, growers, economists and traders is the inspired and ambitious undertaking of Nestlé Nespresso. more

Dec 20, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Coffee is one of the most volatile commodities. Unpredictable weather is always a factor in pricing as it determines harvest volume and crop quality, impacting supply and demand – but this cycle has given traders and roasters variables to consider. more

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Last April John K. “JD” DeMuria was named chairman of the National Coffee Association. The role calls for DeMuria to serve as advocate, educator, and service provider to members of the largest and oldest coffee association in the US. more

Dec 17, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Hanjin Shipping’s recent bankruptcy illustrates significant problems squeezing the shipping industry. Too many container ships on the seas combine with low freight rates to slash companies’ profit margins, shipping analysts report. more

Dec 16, 2016 8:00 AM Features

When green coffee heading for the United States didn’t arrive on time, news quickly spread. Hanjin Shipping Co. had filed for bankruptcy stranding ships at sea. The news was a clear indication that the global shipping industry was facing a crisis. more

Dec 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

One of Puerto Rico’s most prominent coffee-growing families plans to open a five-star boutique mountain resort aimed at wealthy tourists passionate about coffee. more

Oct 14, 2016 2:00 AM Features

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