specialty coffee

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

A seismic shift is underway not in the tea rooms but in coffee shops where tea is no longer looking like a sad, stagnant status quo, but rather an inspiring blank canvas of possibility. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

IMA EC24 Optima tea packaging machine

Photo courtesy of IMA Mai S.A.

In a market saturated with specialty tea and coffee, packaging has never been more important. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Five years ago Kenya might have wilted under the intense scrutiny of the global specialty coffee community. But Kenya shined during this year’s trek to Seattle as the Global Specialty Coffee Expo’s 2017 portrait country. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Transparency is an issue for specialty coffee buyers ― less than 10% of the coffee produced in Ethiopia is certified, although much more could qualify if it was not commingled at washing stations and warehouses. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The world’s two largest specialty coffee associations agree to become one. In the New Year a new era begins. more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 AM , News

The report estimates the industry generated $225.2 billion in 2015. The industry employs 1.6 million workers and coffee-related economic activity comprises 1.6% of the total US GDP. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

West Coast specialty coffee pioneer and Peerless Coffee and Tea c.e.o. George J. Vukasin, 82, died Feb. 15. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Vietnam may be home to the smallest of Southeast Asia’s specialty cafe markets but as will see in this month’s report, the mix of indigenous and chain retailers attests to the vibrancy of this segment. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Portland Roasting Coffee, a Portland, Ore. specialty coffee roaster, has launched its first line of single-serve coffee cups. more

Jan 15, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Specialty coffee roasters around the globe spent a record R$ 1.4 million (US$365,000) this week on the best of Brazil’s 2014/15 arabica harvest. more

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM News

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