Category: Roasting

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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Passenger Coffee & Tea Pilots Reusable Boxes for Mailing Beans

Hoping to minimize cardboard use and single-use packaging waste, Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Passenger Coffee & Tea is piloting a reusable box system for online roasted coffee orders. The progressive specialty...

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Seattle’s Cool Crafted Beverage Helps Roasters Reach the Hot RTD Market

Following the flaming hot mess that was 2020, a new cold-concerned company called Cool Crafted Beverage has emerged in Seattle, offering commercial cold coffee brewing and creative co-packing. Inside...

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COVID-19 Curtailed High-End Green Coffee Purchasing, Analysis Shows

Traded volumes of high-quality specialty coffee declined as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic while volumes of lower-quality specialty coffees increased, according to a recent analysis from the authors...

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Canvas Coffee Roasters Applies the Finishing Touches in Newport News, VA

From the relatively new Canvas Coffee House in Newport News, Virginia, comes an even newer specialty coffee micro-roaster called Canvas Coffee Roasters. The roasting operation found its start about...

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Cup of Excellence Introduces Online Sensory Training in Two New Events

After a year of leaning more heavily on the internet to deliver its flagship competitions and auctions, the nonprofit Cup of Excellence is offering some new coffee sensory training...

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Stonewall Kitchen Acquires Longtime Roaster Vermont Coffee Company

Maine-based specialty foods company Stonewall Kitchen has acquired longtime organic coffee roaster Vermont Coffee Company. The coffee company, founded by Paul Ralston in 2000, joins a small portfolio of...

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NCA Report Shows Dramatic Shifts in Pandemic-Era Coffee Drinking Trends

Just over a year ago, the coffee consumption habits of most Americans were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the permanence of new consumption behaviors is currently being tested,...

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From Greece, IPCC’s New iRm Roasters Gives Batches a Leg Up

Greek coffee roasting equipment manufacturer I.P. Cad Constructions (IPCC) is pushing its new iRm series machines that literally provide a boost at the end of a roast. The steel...

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Seek Coffee Finds Itself in New Haven, Missouri

Near the banks of the Missouri River straight west from St. Louis, coffee startup Seek Coffee has opened a roastery cafe for anyone on the hunt for high-quality coffee....

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Suprema Coffee Roastery Keeps a Clean Focus on the Coffee in Philadelphia

A compact cafe and roastery called Suprema Coffee Roastery has added to the coffee landscape near Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. With a tight menu in a meticulously designed, 600-square-foot space,...

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