Coffee Processing Primer: Differentiation and Value-Added Distinction

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Coffee Processing Primer: Differentiation and Value-Added Distinction

Processing is an area of rapid evolution in coffee and where a great deal of innovation and experimentation are taking place.

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Business was good at GoCoffeeGo, a San Francisco-based online coffee sales platform. Then, the Covid-19 pandemic arrived and suddenly sales skyrocketed. Read more


Instant coffees and teas are becoming cool - cool in how they are now being processed - in contrast to the long-established high-heat, big-freeze, and heavy-pressures methods. Read more


As coffee has played a huge role in its past, El Salvador looks to the world’s favorite drink to help save its future. Read more


The future of both coffee and tea is one of accelerating the mechanization of harvesting. The economics of the industries and the demographics of the available labor force make that a certainty. Read more


Tea Sourcing Will Never Be the Same

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Covid-19 has forever changed the tea-buying landscape all over the world. Read more


David and Gaïna Dávila are the founders and co-owners of Dávila Kafe in Washington, D.C., which specializes in coffees from Haiti and Nicaragua. The couple are coffee ambassadors for the underrepresented origins that are their families’ homes. Read more


Sample Roaster Standouts

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Sample roasters, including portable machines, are important professional tools, but they are also making some inroads in small cafés. STiR talks to three suppliers. Read more

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Precision agriculture is a farming management concept that will have the same degree of impact on farming as the internet has had on retailing. The technology components break down into three main areas of functionality. Read more


Indian Tea’s Sustainability Story

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India looks for ways to maintain its legacy of sustainability while growing its tea industry. Read more

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Tea Retail Reality

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Tea rooms and independent tea merchants on the brink of collapse demonstrated greater resourcefulness and tenacity than their chain counterparts. Read more


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