Category: George Howell

As Coronavirus Curtails Retail, Roasters Get Creative with Online Sales

A cup of hot coffee is not as easy to come by as it was, say, last week. In response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, governors in 17 states, as of…

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Still Excellent After All These Years: The Cup of Excellence at 20

Driven by the pursuit of quality, consumer interest in traceability and sustainability, and the proliferation of the internet, the specialty coffee industry has changed a lot over the past...

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André Aguila Wins Historic Brazil 20th Anniversary Cup of Excellence Competition

The Cup of Excellence coffee quality competition and auction celebrated its 20th anniversary last week in Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Returning the event to the city of its birth,...

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The Path to Distinction: Nurturing Separation in Nariño

(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Roast Magazine. Links have been added for context.) The story of specialty coffee in Nariño, Colombia, is a...

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The Complexity of Cupping: Ensuring Accuracy and Credibility Through Alignment and Calibration

(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Roast Magazine. Photos by Julia Luckett Photography. Links have been added for context.) Cupping is fun! It’s an...

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How Clean Is Your Coffee? Why a Destoner Is an Essential Tool for Roasters

(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Roast Magazine. Links have been added for context.) In a dusty frame high on the wall of a historic...

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