Josh Doyle

Menno Simmons, founder of Trabocca coffee traders, is an expert on Ethiopian specialty coffee. “I wanted to create, to get my boots dirty, to face the challenges and most of all: to add value in Ethiopia,” he writes. See his conversation with STiR. Read more


The world is realizing African coffee has its perks. Countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) and Kenya are seeking to boost production during the next five years. Read more


Affluence, emerging coffee cultures and a taste for premium specialty coffee drives Asian imports Read more


Singapore is a hub for business in Asia. It’s also spilling over with a vibrant coffee and tea culture fueled by colorful locals who won't let go of their tea and coffee culture. Read more


Home Brewed

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The Japanese believe a person can never truly master any skill. You can constantly improve, but there is no limit – no endpoint for your mastery. This applies to everything — martial arts, making sushi, and of course, brewing a great cup of coffee. Read more


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


South Korea’s artisan tea makers are losing their youth to big city dreams – but with a global rise in organic tea sales, Jiri Mountain’s organic tea could become more sought-after than ever. Read more

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Like the fabled “better mousetrap,” inventors have long pursued the self-chilling can. Read more



Kirsten Mower

In terms of coffee, few countries can tell a rags-to-riches story as well as South Korea. Read more


Coffee beans at a plantation after rain in Vietnam

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Vietnam intends to maintain its global position as the world’s largest producer of robusta, increasing both acreage and yield, while transitioning several promising growing regions to arabica. Read more


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