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A strong spirit binds the coffee folks in Houston. It’s a Texas trait. Specialty roasters paved the way for Houstonians to enjoy a delicious cup. And, Hurricane Harvey certainly tested their resilience. more

Dec 8, 2017 4:00 AM Features

Power Port

Photo courtesy Port Houston

Seven in 10 containers that transit the Gulf of Mexico are processed at Port Houston, an important gateway for green coffee and other commodities entering the United States. more

Dec 8, 2017 3:00 AM Features

Sample Sleuth

Photos by Dan Bolton / STiR coffee and tea

What does it take to be one of the best-known coffee samplers in America? more

Dec 8, 2017 2:00 AM Features

ICE Coffee

Photos by Dan Bolton / STiR coffee and tea

In 2000 industry leaders organized the Greater Houston Coffee Association with the goal of establishing warehousing capacity sufficient to qualify for a New York Board of Trade license to store exchange-traded coffee. Why warehousing? more

Dec 8, 2017 1:00 AM Features

Favorable weather and flowering trees suggest good growing conditions for arabica in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer. more

Dec 8, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

STiR interviewed GIMA c.e.o. Lorenzo Maldarelli in October at the company’s Bologna offices to discuss the company’s growth, the recent acquisitions, and the future of single-serve coffee. more

Dec 8, 2017 12:00 AM News

Growth in household penetration of single-serve brewers has slowed. more

Dec 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Shop-Size Roasters

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The growth of specialty coffee has turned many consumer connoisseurs into roasters seeking to make a perfect cup. As a result, more small roaster units are being sold. more

Dec 7, 2017 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Good agricultural practices, widely promoted in the coffee lands, may actually depress profits. more

Dec 7, 2017 12:00 AM News

A blind cupping by 16 of the best Cup of Excellence judges in the world awarded a complex Brazilian natural all-time record score of 93.60. The coffee from Fazenda Camocim was the first coffee produced by biodynamic methods to ever win the top prize. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Biodynamic agricultural methods are not popular among producers in Brazil. more

Dec 6, 2017 5:00 AM Features

Two pilot programs designed to trace green coffee from countries of origin are underway using new blockchain technology developed by bext360. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Tracking a seed from farm to cup seems simple. But documenting every step is quite complicated. Now consider blends that mix coffee from hundreds of growers from multiple origins in differing ratios for recipes that vary by season. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Cup of Excellence judges awarded top honors to women for an unprecedented 10 lots of Brazilian coffee in 2017. more

Dec 5, 2017 12:00 AM News

US coffeehouses generated $23.4 billion in sales in 2017 but expansion slowed to 2%, the worst performance since the end of the recession. more

Dec 4, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) is constructing a 7,500 sq.ft. temperature-controlled coffee facility that will offer world-class infrastructure and services. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM News

Yunnan Coffee Exchange

Photo by Dan Bolton/STiR coffee and tea

Organizers plan conference and tour of China's Yunnan province which produces virtually all of that nation's arabica more

Nov 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Grounds for Empowerment, a program created by the University of Emory’s Goizueta Business School, has announced an initiative to provide more economic opportunities for female coffee growers. more

Nov 9, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Training for Nicaragua Coffee Smallholders

Photo by Monika Firl, Coop Coffees

Grow Ahead, a non-profit organization supporting small-scale coffee farmers, has begun farmer-to-farmer training in the organization’s climate resiliency program. more

Nov 9, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

  • Youth Invigorate US Coffee Consumption

    Ivan Kruk Ivan Kruk - Fotolia

    Youth Invigorate US Coffee Consumption

    Cheerful woman in the street drinking morning coffee in sunshine light

  • Greece

    okalinichenko - Fotolia

    Greece

    painting of Cafe World on island of Santorini

  • Coffee preparation

    Photographer:Arkady Chubykin Arkady Chubykin - Fotolia

    Coffee preparation

    The coffee preparation in a white sand

  • Peacekeeping - UNMIT

    UN Photo/Martine Perret

    Peacekeeping - UNMIT

    Coffee is one of Timor-Leste?s most important crops, bringing much-needed revenue to the country. Magdalena Salsinha, holding coffee beans, has been picking coffee since she was 15 years old. Now 55, she lives near Ermera and is married with six children.

  • Catalogue tracks sustainability efforts

    UN Photo/Martine Perret

    Catalogue tracks sustainability efforts

    Coffee is one of Timor-Leste?s most important crops, bringing much-needed revenue to the country. Magdalena Salsinha, holding coffee beans, has been picking coffee since she was 15 years old. Now 55, she lives near Ermera and is married with six children.

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    Joshua Trujillo Starbucks

    Starbucks Roastery photographed on March 10, 2016. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)

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