Monthly Archives: September 2012

Speciality coffee resilient in European downturn-SCAE

Macquarie bank estimates that around 5 million 60-kg bags of coffee demand has switched out of arabica into robusta beans, which are mostly used in blends and instant coffees, over 2010/11 and 2011/12. The ICO pegs world 2011/12 coffee production at …

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Cocoa and coffee jump

Robusta coffee futures jumped to the highest level since August 10 while arabica also climbed, feeling a boost from the day’s risk-on buying. November robusta coffee futures climbed $58, or 2.7 percent, to close at $2,188 a tonne, after hitting at …

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This Wake-Up Cup Is Fair-Trade Certified

In recognition of October being Fair Trade Month, the brand is seeking to educate coffee drinkers about fair-trade certification, which many people may vaguely associate with worthiness without quite understanding it. “I think about fair trade … http://www.nytimes.com

Coffee symposium to give growers a boost

Coffee and cancer, climate change and new developments in cultivation techniques of Arabica beans are a few of the topics billed for discussion at the Association for Science and Information on Coffee’s (ASIC) international coffee symposium, to be held …

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Caribou Coffee Remembers ‘Friend and Roastmaster’ with Charitable Campaign

America’s National Coffee Day is this Saturday, September 29, and Caribou Coffee is joining the march of philanthropic campaigns using Facebook to launch initiatives and gather momentum in a new partnership with CancerCare, a national nonprofit that …

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ICO Plans to Promote Coffee Demand in Developing Countries

Arabica beans have dropped 24 percent this year as robusta beans climbed 20 percent. “There will be an increase in arabica,” Silva said. Global coffee demand climbed an average 2.5 percent a year over the past 10 years, compared with 1.6 percent from …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates National Coffee Day By Unveiling Two New Coffee …

According to The NPD Group / CREST®, Dunkin’ Donuts serves the most hot traditional and iced coffee in America, selling more than one billion cups of hot and iced coffee every year. Dunkin’ Donuts uses 100% Arabica coffee beans, and the company’s …

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Amtrada Sees World Robusta Coffee Shortage in 2012-13 Season

Production of robusta beans, used in instant coffee and espresso, will lag behind consumption by 300,000 bags of 60 kilograms (132 pounds), according to the Amsterdam-based holdings company, which owns coffee trader Nedcoffee BV. That follows a …

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Coffee culture perks: Expect hot holiday season for brewing equipment

Chris Weaver, coffee columnist and head barista at Store Street Espresso in London, says, “the most important piece of equipment for home coffee brewing is a good quality grinder. People should always look at buying a grinder with burrs instead of …

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India coffee steady on selective buying

MUMBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Coffee prices in India were steady on selective buying by local traders, auctioneer J. Thomas said in statement on Friday. Arabic plantation PB and C grade coffee prices were unchanged at the auction on Thursday. Robusta …

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Kansas City Emerging as a Top Coffee Roasting Destination

Some well-established roasteries augmented by a wave of new roasteries in recent years may have quietly made Kansas City one of the country’s top coffee…

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Top Coffee Company Hopes to Improve Vietnam’s Reputation

Chairman Dang Le Nguyen of Vietnam’s largest coffee company, Trung Nguyen, says the country’s robusta quality has improved over the years, but that tremendous potential…

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SA has new coffee champs

The winners were Lovejoy Chirambasukwa (Barista Champion) from Cape Town; Ishan Natalie (Aeropress) from Pretoria; Gauteng’s Phumlani Sibeko (Latte Art) and KZN’s Maxine Keet (Cup Tasting). Two champion South African coffee makers – Lovejoy …
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Theorem’ is a 6-seat, Reservation-Only Craft Coffee Bar Where No Technology …

Coffee Shop? Coffee Tasting Bar? Whatever it is, all pictures of the mysterious new shop and its menu have been omitted for your own good, which goes hand-in-hand with their inspiring no-technology policy. Tucked away behind sliding glass doors from …
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Pedal-powered espresso cart a hit for eco-conscious java junkies

Amos Reid Field and Lasse Oiva, graduates of the Royal College of Art in London, describe the Velopresso as a “celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology — old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and …
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Strange Brew Austin Coffee

Laptop screens light the faces of customers at Strange Brew Austin Coffee, a 24-hour coffee shop where customers come for the free Wi-Fi and stay for the paninis and organic, fair trade coffee. “We have amazing customers that want to shop local and …
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Mama Elsa Patton Now Selling Her Own Coffee, ‘Havana Elsa’ (WATCH)

“I love Cuban coffee… and now I’m going to have a coffee of my own, that is gonna be wonderful, it’s gonna be to my taste, and on top of that I’m gonna make me money,” she says, before realizing there’s one potential snag. “Who the money’s gonna be …
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Chris Ramsey’s vision will be much more than a coffee shop

Chris Ramsey’s vision is to create a coffee shop, whose project label, Coffee for Causes, says it all. While providing premium fresh-roasted coffee, locally sourced food items and exceptional food service to our community of Newark, utilizing the …
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SKA Coffee Shop: ‘The Miracle on Kensington Avenue’

Kensington Avenue might be the city’s most maligned thoroughfare. You’ve either seen firsthand the distressed streetscape or have heard stories of the drug activity, prostitution and crime that is all too common there. In an August 2011 PW cover story …
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East Gwillimbury couple provides gift of education

They started Clipper Coffee, their micro roaster and online coffee store, in 2008 and have jumped head first into espousing the virtues of freshly roasted organic fair trade java. Every year, they look forward to their annual trip south to different …
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Klatch Coffee Wins Barista Competition and is America’s Best Coffeehouse

Southern California’s specialty coffee roaster, Klatch Coffee Inc. is riding the wave of success for a multitude of barista competitions. After winning four gold medals at this year’s Ultimate Barista Challenge, The Klatch Team, composed of Heather …
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SOFTS-Sugar, coffee rise, soft dollar supports

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – ICE sugar and arabica coffee futures inched up in early trading on Thursday, boosted by a weaker dollar, while cocoa was little changed with a focus on development of the main harvests in West Africa. Raw sugar futures were …
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Goes Down Big

Nespresso has launched a whole new line of coffee and espresso makers that can be purchased at Sur La Table, William Sonoma (WSM) and Crate & Barrel, none of which carry Keurig products. With this anticipated increase in competition, it was only a …
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Growing Inventory Levels – Is It A Fumble Or A …

In September 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission started a probe of Green Mountain Coffee’s revenue accounting practices. Shortly afterward, a class action lawsuit was filed against the company alleging that it engaged in securities fraud by …
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Coffee dependency: a job risk?

Editors, writers and media workers ranked sixth on Dunkin’ Donuts’ annual survey of employee groups who say they “need coffee to get through the workday.” Greta Weiderman: Web Editor- St. Louis Business Journal: Email | Twitter | Facebook. When I was a …
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Starbucks Adds Stores in Scandinavia to Spur Europe Sales

The coffee-shop chain has struggled to boost sales in Europe, a region Chief Financial Officer Troy Alstead said in July was “extremely challenging.” Sales at stores open at least 13 months in Europe, the Middle East and Africa were unchanged in the …
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Coffee’s cup of woe

Probably the most significant independent academy is the London School of Coffee, which has put together a team of well-known independent trainers running sessions from barista work to roasting. The school’s “how to run a coffee shop” courses are …
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Kilimanjaro Coffee Farmers Get Health Insurance Cover

KNCU is a co-operative union that produces and exports mild Arabica coffee of Bourborn and Kent variety from the region. It serves small producer members in four districts, namely Rombo, Moshi Rural, Hai and Siha. Mr Massawe said the department of …
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Café couture: Vouge to launch ‘Vogue café and coffee lounge’

Publishing house Condé Nast International, known worldwide for its titles — Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Tatler and The New Yorker, among others — has finally decided to enter the market here with the Vogue Café and coffee lounge. It expects to open the …
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Ka`anapali Coffee Farms raises the bar

KAANAPALI – The economy is definitely showing signs of recovery. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Ka`anapali Coffee Farms in West Maui, where sales activities and interest in this true agricultural community is at an all-time high. Boasting four …
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Tanzania Is Coffee Country

Who ever thought that the bright red berry could become one of the world’s premier agricultural products? But the world simply can’t seem to get enough of their cappuccinos, café lattes and Americanos. Africa’s agricultural economies are primed to take …
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Vietnam coffee trade to pick up next month

On Tuesday discounts to London’s January contract stood at $50 a tonne for loading in December, while beans for nearby shipment were at discounts of $20-$30 a tonne to the November contract, unchanged from last week. In Daklak robusta rose to 41,600 …
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Bangalore: Coffee Board to Expand Coffee Cultivation Area by Offering Subsidies

Bangalore, Sep 27: Area under coffee cultivation is proposed to expanded by the Coffee Board by offering subsidies to coffee planters and estates run by corporates as well cooperatives in traditional and non-traditional areas in various states. This …
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Coffee culture perks up

Chris Weaver, coffee columnist and head barista at Store Street Espresso in London, says, “the most important piece of equipment for home coffee brewing is a good quality grinder. People should always look at buying a grinder with burrs instead of …
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Analysis: Coffee roasters stick with less costly robusta | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Coffee roasters quietly pulled off a financial feat last year that went unnoticed by most customers: Adding a higher …

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Coffee Technical Daily Outlook 9/27

COFFEE Futures closed lower on Wednesday and the highrange close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Thursday. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible nearterm. Multiple closes below the …
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