Category: Columns

Not Spending Time at Coffee Shops Can Drain Our Collective Creativity

While the pandemic has caused thousands of small businesses to temporarily close or shutter for good, the disappearance of the corner coffee shop means more than lost wages. It also...

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Starbucks Joining Washington State in COVID Vaccination Administration

Global coffee giant Starbucks is one of a handful of companies that is now working with the state of Washington in COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration. The step to...

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Business Skills Development: A Virtual Necessity for Specialty Coffee Farmers

Most of the dollar value of coffee — as much as 90%, according to the 2018 Coffee Barometer — is captured in consuming countries. To address this inequity in the…

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California Coffee Farm Valley Heart Ranch is Listed for $14.9 Million

Interested in getting in on the ground floor of the burgeoning California coffee-growing industry? An opportunity has arisen in this small but expanding origin, as the Montecito coffee farm...

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Innovations at Origin: The Young Coffee Entrepreneurs of PROCAFE

After reading a Bloomberg story on cost of production and profitability for Guatemalan growers earlier this month, I was inspired to add to last year’s series of articles on...

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