Category: Macro

In Greater Seattle, Roasterworks Unveils a Sea of Roasting Possibilities

Adding to the rapidly growing list of shared roasting businesses comes Roasterworks in Auburn, Washington. The full-service co-roasting and education business is the first of its kind in the...

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World’s Youngest Q Grader Launches Youth-Supportive Joven Coffee

The world’s youngest licensed Q Grader, Francesca “Frankie” Volkema, today officially launched her own youth-farmer-focused coffee brand, Joven Coffee. Proving that youth is not always wasted on the young,...

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Smucker’s Blockchain Effort an Experiment in Traceability and Consumer Behavior

A major experiment in traceability and consumer behavior is underway as a J.M. Smucker brand is coming to market with bags of roasted coffee that encourage drinkers to view...

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Application Deadline Approaching for 2021 Roaster of the Year

The Monday, July 27, application deadline for the 17th annual Roaster of the Year awards from Roast magazine is fast approaching. The competition has two categories and two winners: Macro...

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As Uncertainty Continues, Specialty Coffee Roasters Adapt Sourcing Plans

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that sheltering in place and social distancing created a range of retail market disruptions, and that these disruptions...

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Through a Heartbreaking Time in Minneapolis, a Glimmer of Peace (Coffee)

In no uncertain terms, property damage represents a minuscule price to pay in the grander fight towards justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling,...

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Prices for High-End Roasted Specialty Coffee Drop for Second Month Straight

As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, an analysis of roasted, bagged, specialty coffee prices has shown a second month of declines, particularly at the highest price points. A recent...

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Trade Launches Come Together Coffee Program to Benefit Local Roasters’ Charities

Peet’s-backed online coffee subscription seller Trade has launched a charitable program called Come Together Coffee, through which profits will be diverted to community-minded nonprofits throughout the United States this...

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A Remarkable Assessment of Direct Trade from Stumptown and Caravela

In mid-February, Portland, Oregon-based Third Wave coffee pioneer Stumptown Coffee Roasters, along with specialty coffee trading company Caravela Coffee, released the results of an impact report on direct trade....

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With a Disrupted Coffee Value Chain, Collaboration is Needed to Help Save Specialty

As the initial panic over COVID-19 begins to subside and coffee companies begin to look beyond their immediate, short-term concerns, specialty coffee sellers and buyers are beginning to take...

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Tracking Roasted Specialty Coffee Retail Prices and Other Changes During Covid-19

Since 2014, the Specialty Coffee Retail Price Index (SCRPI) has tracked online retail prices charged by a representative group of United States and Canadian specialty coffee roasters. SCRPI reports...

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A Sightglass to Behold: The SF Company Opens Expansive LA Flagship, Offers Provisions

Sightglass owners Jerad and Justin Morrison’s hard work with a talented new staff in opening an expansive and attractive roastery and restaurant location in Los Angeles has at last...

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