Category: Columns

Evolving the Concept of Specialty Coffee, Part II: Roasted Coffee Products and Cafe Operations

(Editor’s note: The following comes from an article by Spencer Turer that appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Roast Magazine. Click here to read the full article.) With...

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Isolation and Fear Among Myanmar Coffee Producers as Military Coup Wears On

Hours before Myanmar’s new parliament was set to begin session on Monday, Feb. 1, Myanmar’s armed forces known as the Tatmadaw staged a coup d’état. State Counsellor and de-facto leader...

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Exploring the Possibility of Florida-Grown Coffee

For centuries, coffee has been grown between two somewhat arbitrary lines above and below the equator. The stretch between roughly the 23.43°S and 23.43°N parallels — also known as...

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Column: It is Time for Transparency in Coffee to Go Both Ways

The concept of financial transparency in the coffee industry may have been unimaginable a generation ago, but it has evolved quickly both in professional discourse and in marketing. In...

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Coffee Businesses Eligible to Tap Into the $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

United States President Joe Biden last Thursday signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief and stimulus package, known as the American Rescue Plan. A major component of the bill is...

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Andrea M. Johnson on Uplifting Jamaican Women in Coffee

An International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) national chapter since April 2019, Jamaican Women in Coffee (JAWiC) is working to assist and uplift Jamaican women coffee producers through education and...

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