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Grupo Nutresa S.A. has acquired full control of Cameron’s Coffee, a Minnesota-based coffee roasting and distribution company. Read more

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Fabscale was established to accommodate any coffee processing facility that will benefit from a single overview of every machine and device along the production line from green coffee receiving to roasting, packaging, and shipping. Read more

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Probat introduced this fall the PX120, a mid-sized gas-powered drum roaster that is significantly more energy efficient and offers roasters greater batch control and reproducibility. Read more

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Italian Expansion

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Two iconic Italian coffee brands – Lavazza and illycaffè – are pushing forward with initiatives and innovations designed to introduce their products to new customers across North America. Read more

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Roasters are at the forefront of the CBD wave, seeking to enhance the health benefits of coffee while avoiding regulatory sanctions following federal decriminalization of the non-psychoactive compound. Read more

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Deverl Maserang is the new president and c.e.o. of Farmers Brothers coffee. He succeeds Chris Mottern, who has served as interim c.e.o. since May 2019. Read more

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STA Impianti recently unveiled its new RBL 15, a smaller roasting machine designed for laboratories, small batches and specialty coffee. The company calls it “a technologically advanced unit” with a small footprint. Read more

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Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl is expanding its position in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of coffee distributor Aroma & Gusto. Read more

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Blockchain Coffee Auction

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Guatemalan Coffees and the Producer & Roaster Forum will host the world’s first blockchain coffee auction May 24, 2019. Read more

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The island nation struggles with infrastructure and consistency, but the government is keen on a coffee fix. Once done, roasters will have a lot to be excited about as Papua New Guinea returns as a specialty coffee mainstay. Read more

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Deadlines for small food and beverage company compliance with provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are now. Read more

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Kraft Heinz Canada acquired the British Colombia-based company in September. Read more

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Keep It Clean

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Commercial roasting equipment is not only a significant investment, it’s the central tool for the craft. When your livelihood depends on roasting hundreds or thousands of pounds of coffee to exacting standards, maintaining your roaster is essential. Read more

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Logistics are critical but not a core element that interferes with direct trade agreements, so long as transactions are transparent. Read more

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Solar roaster helps farmers

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Compadre, a coffee startup based in Lima, Peru, receives top honors from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for its Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster. Read more

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Loring unveiled a new smaller capacity roaster to meet the growing demand for coffee shop and retail roasters. Read more

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A second Neuhaus Neotec roaster is being added to Gruppo Gimoka’s operations as the company expands its capacity. Read more

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Löfbergs roasteries intends to reduce its climate impact 40% by 2020. By blending its liquid petroleum gas (LPG) with bio LPG, the company’s roasters already are operating cleaner. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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