Monthly Archives: November 2012

Coffee shop owners fear big chains are saturating market

Independent coffee shop owners in North Finchley say big chains are saturating the market and putting their businesses at risk. Costa Coffee opened a new branch in High Road this week next to an existing Starbucks, and it is thought Harris and Hoole, …
http://www.times-series.co.uk

Janet Wallace to get permanent coffee cart

A coffee cart staffed by Bon Appétit will grace the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center next semester, provided confirmation of logistics. Daily complimentary coffee and cake were available in the building earlier this semester to celebrate the reopening …
http://www.themacweekly.com

At DC’s newest cafes, a haute cup of joe

He sources the coffee from Viennese roaster Julius Meinl. In that spirit, there are a few unusual offerings on the chalkboard, including the Grosser Brauner, two shots of espresso and a side of steamed milk, and the Einspanner, black coffee with a …
http://www.washingtonpost.com

Coffee shop with Spanish twist to open in Stamford

Leyla Dam poses for a photo in her bakery and coffeeshop, Lorca, which is still under construction on Bedford Street in Stamford on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The store’s … Lorca, Dam’s coffee shop venture, is set to open on Bedford Street in mid …
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

Union Coffee hopes to save the world serving espresso

“For most folks, the Union will be nothing more than a great coffee shop,” said Mike Baughman, the shop’s manager. “For others we’ll be a … Ryan Isham Diolard, 22, who insisted that the Irish Créme Latte is the best on the menu, is a barista on the …
http://www.pegasusnews.com

Coffee tops tea as top Aussie beverage

For the first time Australians are drinking more coffee than tea, a new report has found. The BIS Foodservices Coffee and Beverages 2012 report found Aussies have purchased more units of coffee despite price rises over the past two years. Tap water has …
http://www.skynews.com

Arabica Coffee Leads Drop as Nickel Gains: Commodities at Close

The Standard & Poor’s GSCI gauge of 24 commodities dropped 0.1 percent to 648.67 at 5:38 p.m. in London. The UBS Bloomberg CMCI index of 26 raw materials was down 0.1 percent at 1,589.261.
http://www.businessweek.com

India coffee continues to fall on low demand

MUMBAI: Coffee prices in India continued to decline at this week’s auction on lack of buying by exporters and on selective purchases by local traders, auctioneer J. Thomas & Co said in a statement on Friday. Arabica plantation PB, and A grade prices …
http://www.brecorder.com

Cusinart and Keurig make a choice coffee connection

Keurig K-Cups are pre-measured single serving containers that are loaded into a compatible brewing machine. With this coffee maker, there’s the choice of using a K-Cup, using a reloadable K-Cup filter with your own coffee or simply using it for hot …
http://bostonherald.com

Finding the Bottom in the Coffee Market

The coffee market is what you’d call a professional traders market. It is a large and volatile contract, which leads to equity swings that are too large, even with a single contract for small traders to withstand. Furthermore, commercial traders …
http://www.insidefutures.com

Coffee ETF Bounce Scalds Bears

The exchange traded note is designed to track an index of coffee futures, and has a market capitalization of $44 million, according to issuer Barclays. The bank also manages iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN (NYSEArca: CAFE), which only holds about $2 million.
http://www.etftrends.com

Fresh Healthy Vending Leads “Automated Barista” Coffee Trend

“Now more than ever, consumers don’t have the time and money to spend waiting in line at a coffee shop to get their daily cup of coffee before they go to work,” said Dan Negroni, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “The Café machines are always available …
http://www.pr.com

Peeking behind the veil of Starbucks’s $7 coffee

The high price of coffee: A medium-sized cup of Costa Rica Finca Palmilera will cost you $7 at Starbucks in the Pacific Northwest. (Hanna Raskin/Seattle Weekly) The news that Starbucks introduced a $7 cup of coffee to select stores in the Pacific …
http://www.washingtonpost.com

Coffee fest brewing for Saturday

“San Antonio’s first Coffee Festival is a great way to enjoy the craft of coffee roasting and brewing while taking in a variety of art forms at La Villita Historic Arts Village,” said Felix Padrón, executive director of the city’s Department for …
http://www.mysanantonio.com

Colombia to offer climate change insurance to coffee farmers

Colombia is launching insurance to protect coffee plantations hit by climate change, which has damaged output in the world’s top producer of high quality Arabica beans in recent years, officials said on Wednesday. After three years of bad weather and a …
http://www.agprofessional.com

COP 18 enjoying C-Neutral coffee from Costa Rica

Participant to this year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC), 18th Conference of Parties being held in Qatari’s capital Doha, are being treated to a cup of CO2 neutral coffee from the Central American country of Costa Rica.
http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Going Green

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in GMCR over the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha).
http://seekingalpha.com

Asia Coffee-Indonesia premiums at 6-mth high; trade freezes

The harvest ended in October in Indonesia, the world’s second-largest robusta producer after Vietnam, and dealers awaited a smaller crop to start in December or January. The main harvest is still a few months away in April or May. Sumatran grade 4, 80 …
http://www.reuters.com

Local mom, daughter open coffee shop

PHOENIX — The mother-daughter team of Debra and Krystl Hotze have opened Cadaly Coffee at 301 N. Main St. Cadaly — a combination of Krystl’s nephew’s and daughter’s names — is in the former Gia’s Gluten Free Bakery location along the southbound …
http://www.mailtribune.com

Little Amps planning second coffeehouse in downtown Harrisburg

About three years ago, Carlson moved back to Harrisburg and bought a small commercial roaster and several hundred pounds of coffee beans. He began roasting in a local warehouse and selling his beans online with the idea of one day opening a coffee …
http://www.centralpennbusiness.com

The UAE’s hottest barista hopes to create a stir in Australia

I didn’t want to go back to the Philippines, so I changed jobs and started working in a hotel [the Kempinski] as a waiter [and] serving coffee as a barista. That’s quite a change. I had one training in the hotel in about 2007 and I saw some latte art …
http://www.thenational.ae

Appetites: ‘Third wave’ of coffee evolution brings new level of artisanship

I met with Eric Faust from the Duluth Coffee Company. He has been micro-roasting beans and working with restaurant accounts for the past couple of years and has just now opened an elegant “third wave”-style coffee cafe on Superior Street in Duluth.
http://minnesota.publicradio.org

New Oxford coffee shop under new ownership fills a need

Dukehart, who lives near Abbottstown, was going to Maryland where he owns Dukes Car Wash the day he found out that the coffee shop was for sale. He never intended to be in New Oxford. “I was headed down to Westminster but something just made me …
http://www.eveningsun.com

ILBA Coffee School is in its Highest Demand Ever with Only Two Seats Left for …

Though the last minute classes were not expected, the barista, business, and coffee roasting instructors at ILBA Coffee School are more excited than ever to see the classes in their highest demand ever as they equip students to thrive in successful …
http://www.sfgate.com

Chocolate Fish poised to expand to second location

It began roasting its own beans, selling them in select retail stores like Compton’s, Corti Brothers and six Whole Foods. It also supplies coffee to several restaurants, including Hook & Ladder, Golden Bear, Formoli’s, Masullo, Enotria, Magpie and …
http://blogs.sacbee.com

Bongo Java to move roasting company, expand East Nashville cafe

The roasting company is moving to its own building in the Gulch, while the cafe will grow into a restaurant — giving both operations much-needed space. “It was never designed to be a full-scale coffee bar,” said Bob Bernstein, founder of Bongo Java …
http://www.tennessean.com

North Van coffee roaster serving up more beans

North Van coffee roaster serving up more beans. MojaCoffee.jpg. Roasting the most – Above right: Moja Coffee owners Doug Finley (left) and Andrew Wentzel stand beside their new coffee roaster as it pours out hot Guatemalan beans. Michaela Garstin …
http://www.northshoreoutlook.com

Coffee: A great source of antioxidants and an effective mood enhancer

We used to hear that coffee, a common drink to kick-start a person’s morning, was a guilty pleasure at best and a health evil at worst. Fast-forward to today, and we now know that coffee is a health elixir of the highest magnitude, offering protection …
http://www.foxnews.com

Diva Coffee: Dial up a Coffee with New App

SYDNEY, Nov. 29, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — When Jim Storey, self professed IT geek, started Diva Coffee, he knew the world needed a way to make consistently good coffee. So he invented an app where the user can make a coffee with their phone. “If you run …
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Coffee and College Students: A Harmful Relationship?

The truth is that coffee, like anything consumed in excess, can be very harmful for the body. However, there are also positive effects to use of the substance, which many students may also be unaware of. While some may feel like they “depend” on it to …
http://thebottomline.as.ucsb.edu

Tully’s Coffee

Bidder offers $4.3M for Tully’s Coffee chain. Seattle-based Tully’s Coffee said private-equity firm Kachi Partners, of Boulder, Colo., made the offer in advance of a bankruptcy-court auction to determine the final buyer. By Amy Martinez. Seattle Times …
http://seattletimes.com

Green Mountain Coffee: Don’t Count Your Chickens Until They Hatch

Green Mountain Coffee’s (GMCR) Q4 2012 earnings report on November 27, 2012 impressed investors enough to send shares of the Vermont based coffee concern skyrocketing. GMCR shares were up a whopping 27% during Wednesday’s regular trading …
http://seekingalpha.com

Coffee in Thailand

Thailand’s coffee production has dropped over the last six years to an estimated 40,000 tonnes this year. Coffee has been grown in Thailand for more than 100 years. The country officially became a coffee exporter in 1976, selling 850 tonnes of robusta …
http://www.bangkokpost.com

Starbucks’ $7-a-cup coffee: Can you tell the difference?

Some coffee aficionados have a difficult decision to make: Spend $7 on a full lunch or on a single cup of Starbucks coffee? The brew in question: the Seattle giant’s new Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, its most expensive offering ever and also one of its …
http://www.latimes.com

Chiayi coffee farmer grabs top prize

While on a visit to Namasiya Township (那瑪夏), Kaohsiung County (now Greater Kaohsiung), Hsu found the arabica coffee beans being grown there — first imported into Taiwan during the Japanese colonial era — to have a unique aroma and taste.
http://www.taipeitimes.com

Creswell Coffee’s sustainable/green practices awarded

With its on-site organic garden and compost bin, compostable to-go boxes and energy efficient lights, Creswell Coffee Co., owned by Seth and Melissa Clark, already practiced an eco-friendly philosophy before working with BRING Recycling to earn their …
http://www.thecreswellchronicle.com

Coffee Supply At Moshi Auction Market Rises

COFFEE supply at the Moshi Exchange increased to 30,957 bags during last week’s trading session, up from the 28,497 bags of the previous auction, because of a significant rise in the overall average prices for both Mild Arabica and Robusta. According …
http://allafrica.com

Scientist of the Week: Aaron Davis

However, precise modeling of the influence of climate change on coffee is limited, and there is no data available for indigenous coffee species. Arabica coffee is the most important species for coffee production, and yet it is potentially threatened …
http://www.laboratoryequipment.com

The K-Cup Patent Is Dead, Long Live The K-Cup

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters managed to get tens of millions of Americans paying per cup for the coffee they brew in their own kitchens, and as long as its patents lasted, it was the only company that could sell the single-serve pods their Keurig …
http://blogs.wsj.com

Bobbie’s Looks Open, but it’s not—Just Yet – Cupertino, CA Patch

Here’s what he has posted now on the doors to the coffee shop that was shuttered by officials March 9 when the previous owner—not the diner’s namesake—failed to pay rent. Dear Friends and Neighbors,. It has been a long and winding road to re-opening …
http://cupertino.patch.com

Portland Micro Roasters Fueling the Local Economy (Part 3)

Making his home in NW Portland, micro coffee roaster Adam McGovern is the man behind two compact coffee shops: Coffeehouse Northwest, which began in 2007, and Sterling Coffee Roasters, which opened on Valentine’s Day 2010 as a 50-square-foot …
http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com

Kicking Horse Coffee makes sweet deal

Tea is an easy entry business – “you just bring it in and repackage it” – whereas coffee roasting is a science and an art, so “there’s a lot of really good branded competition in tea.” Another near disaster was a deal to give the Calgary Herald 90,000 …
http://www.vancouversun.com

Topeca president creates Hodges Bend: part coffee house, part cocktail lounge

“The education for employees is a huge aspect because if you go and ask for a cup coffee or glass of wine and that barista or sommelier makes a recommendation without really listening or understanding or knowing what the flavors are in the drink that …
http://www.tulsaworld.com

Jo’s Coffee Shop

This semester, Jo’s coffee shop on campus has made punch cards available to students. The Customer Appreciation Cards enable students to get a free drink from the coffee bar after purchasing 10 bar drinks. Students agree that this development brings an …
http://www.hilltopviewsonline.com

What’s good at Millwood Coffee Co. in Melrose Heights?

Coffee, roasted fresh every day in a refurbished antique coffee roaster. It sells for $10 a pound. The beans … added to salads for an extra $2. Customers can stop in between meals to smell the coffee roasting and enjoy coffee, tea, baked goods and …
http://www.thestate.com

Feature: Ray of hope shines for thriving coffee micro-entrepreneurs of Tabuk

Watching them at work, a visitor will learn that coffee processing starts with the roasting of at least 10 kilos of dried beans, which takes at least an hour and a half of non-stop stirring to keep the beans evenly roasted. At their workplace, the …
http://www.pia.gov

In Season: Busy time for coffee roasters at Rogers Family Co. in Lincoln

“Roasting beans is like baking. It’s an art and a science.” The Rogers family bought their coffee-roasting enterprise in 1979. Formerly based in San Francisco, the company roasted 5,000 pounds its first year and recorded $132,000 in sales. Now, its …
http://www.sacbee.com

SOFTS HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

Near-term coffee prices for both arabica and robusta likely will be range-bound since both markets have seen prices decline sufficiently, a senior member of the trading desk at Swiss coffee-trading house Sucafina said. COCOA. Technical Special: ICE …
http://www.nasdaq.com

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Claim: Company Rejected As ‘Best Coffee In America …

The Patent Office stated that the rejection was determined based on the fact that their “best coffee in America” claim is merely a slogan at this point in time. The company didn’t offer any form of valid proof that they legitimately have the best …
http://www.autoworldnews.com

Green Mountain Coffee hikes forecast; shares up 22 percent

O) forecast quarterly and full year earnings well ahead of analysts expectations, helped by an expanded lineup of single-serve coffee makers and drinks, sending its shares up 22 percent in after-hours trade. Green Mountain, which makes the Keurig …
http://www.reuters.com