Monthly Archives: December 2012

Concord Point Coffee Opens on North Washington Street

Customers at Concord Point Coffee will find a traditional mixture of coffees, teas and other drinks on the menu. Seasonal specials such as “egg nog caramel mocha” and “spider cider” are also sprinkled into the shop’s offerings. As for food, Concord …
http://havredegrace.patch.com

Local coffee shop featured on NPR

The Corner Perk Café in Bluffton and its owner, Josh Cooke, will be featured on this weekend’s edition of All Things Considered on NPR, which airs from 5 to 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. The Corner Perk Café was featured in numerous local media in …
http://www.thecoastalsource.com

Good Vibes Coffee Roasters receives federal grant for organic certification

CONWAY — Good Vibes Coffee Roasters of Conway is the recipient of a USDA federal grant that reimburses certified organic producers up to 75 percent of the cost of maintaining organic certification. “The certification process requires extensive …
http://www.conwaydailysun.com

Is Starbucks Thirsty for More Coffee?

Since Thursday, seven bids have been made for the bankrupt coffee chain Tully’s, with Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) offering to purchase approximately half of the smaller company’s stores. The who’s who of Tully’s bidders: As bids for the Seattle-based chain …
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Coffee Futures Plunge Nearly 4%, Lowest Since June 2010 (SBUX) (GMCR)

Starbucks hedges arabica coffee through price-to-be-fixed green coffee contracts. As of September 30, 2012, Starbucks had committed to purchasing green coffee totaling $557 million under fixed-price contracts and an estimated $297 million under …
http://www.streetinsider.com

Country’s coffee production pegged at 3.15 lakh tonnes

According to the Coffee Board, arabica production estimate has shown a decline of 3,775 tonnes (3.63 per cent) while robusta production estimate has declined by 6,025 tonnes (2.72 per cent) over the post-blossom estimate of 2012-13. The post-monsoon …
http://www.thehindu.com

City catching on to cafe coffee culture

This could be the year Hamilton catches up to Wellington in coffee culture – that’s the talk from cafe owners around the city as they gear up for a busy new year. Momento Espresso director Craig Paul said Hamilton’s coffee could rival the best …
http://www.stuff.co.nz

Gourmet Kona coffee creates tourism buzz in Hawaii with farm tours, tastings

“I often get Kona in trades,” he says behind the counter of his shop in the heart of Hawaii’s prime coffee-growing district, explaining that local farmers bring him beans in exchange for new strings or repairs to their instruments. “The barter system …
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com

Local-first advocates rally against corporate caffeine

On the other side were those who said Starbucks was playing dirty by trying to open within a stone’s throw of a veteran downtown coffee shop, Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company. They wanted downtown Napa to be home to one-of-a-kind, locally owned …
http://napavalleyregister.com

Starbucks among bidders for Tully’s

Starbucks is among seven bidders for Tully’s Coffee, and its offer is for roughly half of the smaller chain’s stores, according to sources familiar with the process who spoke on condition of anonymity. … It sold its roasting and other wholesale …
http://seattletimes.com

Give gift of coffee

In fact, for some shameless self promotion, Just Love Coffee Roasters has some nice options from samplers to gift tins and a Christmas album produced in house using the musical talents of staff and friends including yours truly. If you want to give the …
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The Coffee Alley Open on Taylor

There’s plenty of history on Taylor Street, but not many coffee shops. The Coffee Alley, a brand new concept nestled among the pasta and taverns of Little Italy, opened December 20 to fill one void and complement another. The building has stood since …
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Coffee and much more

In the remote reaches of Foster City, a new coffee shop has opened that serves much more than just caffeinated beverages — it also serves as a place of inspiration for those who want to bring peace and harmony to the world. Owned by Aileen Glasgow …
http://www.smdailyjournal.com

Cats and Coffee in Seoul

Long hours at the office, tiny apartments and high stress levels are so characteristic of life in Seoul that the city’s motto might as well be “Abandon sleep, all ye who enter here.” So it’s not surprising that Seoul residents keep thousands of coffee …
http://www.nytimes.com

Success for coffee seller was all in the packaging

In 2008, Mr. Davidson and his wife Melissa switched from running a café to opening Vancouver-based Terrelli Coffee, a wholesale coffee-roaster business, with the aim of selling premium Italian beans through cafés and, eventually, in supermarkets. Early …
http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Bullish Bettors See a Rebound for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR – 40.36) has been targeted by short-term call buyers in today, as traders are scooping up the stock’s front-month contracts. So far today, GMCR has seen about 8,600 calls cross the tape, versus the …
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Farmers’ Cultural Exchange – Vermont to El Salvador

During this season of giving, multiple Vermont farmers are preparing for a volunteer trip to El Salvador, where they will give and receive the most sustaining gift of all: knowledge. Starting in January 2013, three groups of farmers from the Northeast …
http://www.thenorthfieldnews.com

Patrick Dempsey Hopes To Save Seattle Coffee Chain

Patrick Dempsey-AES-039357.jpg. Patrick Dempsey, Know for his role as Dr. Shepherd and saving people on Grey’s Anatomy, is attempting to buy a failing coffee chain to rescue it from bankruptcy. The actor wants to save more than 500 jobs by purchasing …
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Singapore coffee brand eyes Bahrain expansion

The brand is keen to redefine the concept of coffee making and drinking in the Middle East as it expands across Bahrain, said Food Empire Middle East country manager Abhishek Gupta. “We have experienced a great demand for our products from coffee …
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com

Who Was The Bigger Winner In 2012, SodaStream Or Green Mountain Coffee …

Starbucks launched its own espresso and coffee flavored beverage machine named the Verismo. Speculators portrayed this venture by Starbucks into the small appliance category as the beginning of the end for its partnership with Green Mountain Coffee in …
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Brazilian Coffee Producers Slowing Sales Further Due to Holidays

Brazilian producers have been holding back beans this year as arabica coffee futures on ICE Futures U.S. in New York fell 35 percent, making it the worst performing commodity in Standard & Poor’s gauge of 24 raw materials. Slower sales resulted in …
http://www.businessweek.com

How Much Will You Pay for Coffee in the Future?

There could be a cup half-empty scenario brewing for coffee lovers, literally and figuratively. Climate change could have a huge effect on the supply and cost of coffee, according to a recent study. Up to 70 percent of the world’s coffee supply could …
http://www.wgbhnews.org

Diseases force Coffee Board to cut output estimate

But it is a decline of 4,275 tonnes (-6.28 per cent) over the previous year (2011-12) final estimate of 68,100 tonnes. Therefore, the post-monsoon forecast is placed at 63,825 tonnes (arabica 2075 tonnes and robusta 61,750 tonnes) against the post …
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com

Rust disease erodes coffee earning projections

The combined impact of hurricane Sandy and the re-emerging threat of coffee leaf rust disease has forced the Coffee Industry Board (CIB) to dramatically adjust its earnings forecast for the sector. The coffee sector is now expected to lose up to US$8.3 …
http://jamaica-gleaner.com

Coffee Falls as Stockpiles, Vietnamese Exports Rise; Cocoa Gains

Robusta coffee for March delivery dropped 0.8 percent to $1,905 a ton by 10:13 a.m. on NYSE Liffe in London, 5.3 percent higher this year. Arabica coffee for March delivery was down 1.1 percent to $1.462 a pound in New York. It’s fallen 36 percent this …
http://www.bloomberg.com

San Mateo Coffee Shop, Neal’s Coffee Shop, Announces Special Offer at Crystal …

As a family restaurant and coffee shop in San Mateo, Neal’s Coffee Shop is thrilled to announce a special offer that is valid at its recently opened second location in the Crystal Springs Shopping Center. “Come visit us today and bring this printed …
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From Construction to Coffee

Many entrepreneurs are successful because they take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity. Rodrigo Williams did just that. At the age of 34, Williams is the owner of RWB Property and Construction and is well on his way to making his mark in the …
http://www.thecincinnatiherald.com

Café Bellissima, the perfect neighborhood coffee shop experience

Attached to Le Sassafras Boutique, the eclectic 11-year-old lifestyle shop owned by mother-daughter team D. Simon and Tori Gainer, Café Bellissima offers shoppers and passersby alike the perfect neighborhood coffee shop experience. Baristas Michael …
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World’s Most Expensive Coffee Passes Through Elephants

You may have gasped when you heard that select Starbucks stores were offering a rare Costa Rican Geisha blend for a whopping $7 per cup or $40 for a half-pound bag of beans. But that brew ain’t got nothing on the world’s reigning most expensive coffee …
http://www.boiseweekly.com

Gevalia Helps Coffee Drinkers “Leave Bitter Behind” Before 2013

Located just off Times Square, the Gevalia “pop-up” cafe aims to introduce coffee lovers to the rich, never bitter taste of Gevalia coffee and help them make a resolution to “leave bitter behind” in 2013 and beyond. The Gevalia Cafe, located at 253 W …
http://investing.businessweek.com

Starbucks’ fiscal-cliff fail: The coffee chain’s inane call for bipartisanship

“Foamy, lukewarm messaging with no point, please,” orders Juli Weiner at Vanity Fair. “By any objective measure… writing trite phrases on thousands of coffee cups is going to rank quite low in the annals of political persuasion,” says John McQuaid at …
http://theweek.com

January blood donors getting pound of Dunkin’ coffee

The winter months can be a challenging time for blood collection. For the month of January, the American Red Cross Blood Services is partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts. As a thank you, each presenting donor will receive a coupon for a FREE pound of coffee.
http://www.fosters.com

Increasing Uganda’s Cotton and Coffee Production

… in 48 million dollars in export earnings. Uganda remains Africa’s biggest coffee exporter, and the East Africa nation is racing against time to boost its production of the crop by 60,000 tonnes, or one million 60-kilogramme bags, within the next …
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What’s Up with David Einhorn’s Shorts: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

David Einhorn, founder of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, has moved markets with his powerful presentations on stocks he has decided to short and reaped sizable gains. The companies he targets typically have to respond to accusations leveled at them and …
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Dollar Loans to Shield Coffee Exporters Against Exchange Losses

In a major policy change, loans to coffee exporters financed by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) will be disbursed in United States of America dollars, bank officials said last week. According to the director of credit administration, Emmanuel …
http://allafrica.com

Biggby Coffee in Grosse Pointe Farms to Close Doors Dec. 30

new_asset_attachment_attributes. It’s been five and half years of lattes and mochas served up at the Biggby Coffee at 18480 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Farms and now it will come to an end on Dec. 30, when the popular coffee spot closes its doors for good.
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USDA pegs India’s coffee output at 3.18 lakh tonnes in 2012-13

India’s coffee output is expected to rise marginally by 2 per cent to 5.3 million bags (3.18 lakh tonnes) in the current crop year on the back of high robusta production from Karnataka, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report said. USDA …
http://www.deccanherald.com

Building a Coffee Empire

A. Benckiser Group announced an agreement to purchase Caribou Coffee (NASDAQ: CBOU) for $16 per share in cash, or roughly $340 million. The purchase price values the coffeehouse chain at 3.3 times book value and 39 times EPS. Benckiser obviously …
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Kalinga farmers urged to plant coffee

Instead of directly selling coffee beans to traders, farmers are now roasting and processing their beans to supply their specialty markets such as the local consumers and processors including Nestle and Figaro, she said. Production of gourmet Robusta …
http://www.sunstar.com

Booskerdoo Coffee – Jersey Shore Roasted

Booskerdoo Coffee is a micro-roaster coffee shop based in Monmouth Beach, a Jersey shore town that suffered much damage during Hurricane Sandy. Since I know my way around a coffee pot (and mug), I was delighted to sample the richly-roasted coffee …
http://www.jerseybites.com

Chicago coffee shops roast their own beans

With names like Ipsento, Asado, and Bowtrus, Chicago’s local coffee roasting scene is taking off. The cups of coffee at the Safari Cup Coffee Shop have one thing in common: all of the … It’s tough when you’re working with roasters to get a coffee …
http://abclocal.go.com

Hudson Coffee Traders open new outlet in New Paltz Trailways station

Equally important to them was to purchase all organic and Fair Trade or Direct Trade coffee. “Fair Trade has a middleman,” explained Tim. “Direct Trade is where the roaster goes directly to the farm and pays them for the coffeebeans. The coffee-grower …
http://www.newpaltzx.com

Best Coffee of 2012: Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

One new category that we added for our Readers’ Survey in 2012 is Best Coffee. And we felt justified in introducing it this year since several new cafes and roasteries opened this year, including Mission, Hemisphere Mobile Coffee Cart, Grandview Grind …
http://www.columbusunderground.com

What makes a café a café

Besides using a well-balanced blend from Penang-based Lighthouse Coffee for his standard espresso beverages, he also brings in seasonal single origin coffees specially sourced and selected by award-winning Australian roaster Five Senses. One firm …
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com

Search is on for the Philippines’ official representative to the World Barista …

MANILA (Mindanao Examiner / Dec. 26, 2012) – The Association of Filipino Baristas, Inc. is in search of the country’s finest Baristas to compete at the inaugural event, and to eventually determine the official representative of the Philippines to the …
http://www.mindanaoexaminer.com

Green Coffee Bean Extract 101 Reveals the Natural Way of Shedding the …

Further to that, green coffee products get to keep their entire nutritional value which would otherwise be lost through the roasting process at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Among them, the Green Coffee Bean Max has enjoyed huge popularity among dieters and …
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Strauss to sell espresso capsules

Today’s launch comes one year after the failure of Strauss’s takeover attempt of Espresso Club Ltd., through which Strauss planned to enter the thriving espresso capsule market. This time, Strauss decided not to present its own coffee maker with …
http://www.globes.co.il

Elephant dung gives coffee pricey prestige

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is helping to excrete some of the world’s most expensive coffee. Trumpeted as earthy in flavor and smooth on the palate, the exotic new brew is made from beans …
http://www.dispatch.com

Olam to invest $30m in coffee estate

A further $40 million will be committed as capital expenditure and pre-operative expenditure to fully develop 2,000 hectares of the Arabica coffee plantation over the next five years. The estate is expected to yield approximately 4,500 tonnes of …
http://www.times.co.zm

Top 10: Local-first advocates rally against corporate caffeine

On the other side were those who said Starbucks was playing dirty by trying to open within a stone’s throw of a veteran downtown coffee shop, Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company. They wanted downtown Napa to be home to one-of-a-kind, locally owned …
http://napavalleyregister.com