Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wilmington coffee shop closes; will reopen as restaurant

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A former Wilmington coffee shop is currently in the process of being transformed into a restaurant. The Coastal Roaster, located in the Beau Rivage Shopping Center, closed Dec. 31. Soon, the remodeled space will reopen as …
http://myrtlegrove.wect.com

Mezzo, Crazy Goat Coffee leaving Creekside

Creekside acquired, for an undisclosed sum, two turn-key operations. The new coffee shop closed as the Crazy Goat Tuesday and re-opened as Three Creeks Coffee. It is operated by Lisa Brown, who also owns Planet Coffee & Tea Co. in Pickerington.
http://www.bizjournals.com

The beans go where? New Detroit coffee shop features unique roasting system

At Roasting Plant, 660 Woodward Ave. outside Campus Martius, a computerized system of clear pneumatic tubes transports a dozen varieties of exotic beans between a roaster, a vertical network of transparent silos and one of six grinding and brewing …
http://www.freep.com

Positive feelings brewing for Sozo’s coffee shop in Export

Something’s brewing at an Export coffee shop, and it’s a lot more than lattes. Sozo’s, located at 5847 Washington Ave., is dedicated to creating a safe hangout for young people and a place that offers fellowship for those of all ages. The couple behind …
http://triblive.com

Espresso yourself

Third wave coffee is about more than just coffee consumption. It is about craft, connectivity, experience, and quality, from planting to harvesting, from selection to roasting, from brewing to the final touch. In the old days, coffee was simply a …
http://www.mcgilldaily.com

Not every Capitol Hill coffee shop displaced by development has to move to …

Not every Capitol Hill coffee shop displaced by a block-long, mixed-use development has to move to Ballard. Tiny but efficient Porchlight Coffee and Records is preparing for a move around the block to make way for a new seven-story development on 14th …
http://capitolhillseattle.com

When Dan Gilbert comes calling … How a New York coffee shop came to Detroit

Liz Rose, the co-owner of Downtown Detroit’s newest coffee shop, the Roasting Plant, said she had no plans to bring the New York-based coffee shop to Detroit. But heavy interest from Quicken Loans’ real estate division, Rock Ventures, persuaded her.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com

Coffee Stocks and Your Investments: More Than Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

But what’s the whole coffee hype about, anyway. My wife, for example, worships Starbucks, even though she doesn’t drink coffee. She’s willing to drive 30+ miles from our South Carolina home on weekend mornings to get a cup or hot chocolate or chai.
http://www.insidermonkey.com

Coffee growers to block roads across Colombia as ‘crisis’ besets industry

Tens of thousands of coffee growers will attempt to bring roads across Colombia to a standstill in February to demand the government step in to save their troubled industry, said a strike organizer Wednesday. The coffee growers strike will block …
http://colombiareports.com

Robusta Coffee Gains to One-Week High on Stockpiles; Cocoa Rises

Robusta coffee for March delivery climbed 0.4 percent to $1,976 a metric ton by 11:37 a.m. on NYSE Liffe in London. The price touched $1,981 a ton in earlier trade, the highest since Jan. 24. Prices are up 2.7 percent in January. Arabica coffee for …
http://www.bloomberg.com

Growing interest in coffee

He is flying out to Central America on Sunday to visit the Dota co-operative plantation in Tarrazu: first in the world to gain carbon neutral certification for green and roasted coffee, and sole supplier of Costa Rican beans to the Sheffield-based …
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk

Starbucks invites Canadians to give a penny to get a pound

About Starbucks CorporationSince 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty …
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Colombia govt extends subsidies for coffee growers

After meeting with coffee farmer representatives, the Colombian government on Wednesday agreed to keep giving subsidies to coffee farmers amidst a hostile price environment, but many farmers have claimed the subsidy is still too low. Colombia’s Income …
http://colombiareports.com

Coffee rust could become unmanageable, agronomists warn

January 31st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s Agricultural Engineers Association believes that the recent spread of a fungus, commonly know as “coffee rust,” through the national coffee crop is the result of “unusual carelessness,” and is …
http://insidecostarica.com

The Fara Foundation: More than fair trade coffee, an organization that changes …

In the mountainous rain forests surrounding Matagalpa, Nicaragua, coffee farming is an intrinsic part of the culture. Maria Farahani was born into one of these coffee-growing families. “We had been producing coffee for three generations when I was born …
http://austin.culturemap.com

Starbucks India Partner Gains as Operating Profit at 5-Year High

Tata Global Beverages Ltd. (TGBL), Starbucks Corp. (SBUX)’s Indian partner, gained the most in two months after reporting the highest operating profit in five years. Profit from operations before other income, finance costs and exceptional items rose …
http://www.businessweek.com

Tribal people reap profits from organic coffee

Coffee was introduced to the Paderu Agency area some five decades ago. However, it has become a sustainable economic activity only since a few years after the tribal farmers have taken up organic cultivation of coffee. Earlier, the ignorant tribals …
http://www.thehindu.com

Starbucks: Global Coffee Giant Has New Growth Plans

While the acquisitions have played some role in the Company’s growth including the important purchase of Seattle’s Best Coffee, much of the store growth has been organic. Under the leadership … Not bad for a coffee roaster from Seattle. comments …
http://www.forbes.com

Indonesia’s Coffee Exports Seen Matching 2012 Level on Weather

Coffee exports from Indonesia’s southern Sumatra, the main growing region in the third-largest robusta grower, may be little changed this year amid threats to production from stormy weather, an industry group said. Shipments from Lampung, Bengkulu and …
http://www.bloomberg.com

Water Street Coffee Joint to celebrate 20th anniversary in Kalamazoo by …

Water Street Coffee Joint gallery (8 photos). KALAMAZOO, MI — The 20th anniversary of the Water Street … Smutek opened a micro-roaster at 610 W. Willard St. in 2000 and a second location in 2003 at 3037 Oakland Drive in the Oakwood Neighborhood. A …
http://www.mlive.com

Coffee Shop of the Year: Lew’s Coffee Shop

A warm welcome awaits as soon as you step inside Lew’s. A hit with locals it’s clear to see that this coffee shop is at the heart of the community and has the community at its heart. It’s actively involved in everything that goes on in the area …
http://www.walesonline.co.uk

Transcend Coffee in Edmonton Launches New Biodegradable Coffee Bags and …

Transcend Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster, online retailer, and coffee educator operating three cafés in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Our goal is to roast and serve the very best specialty coffee in Canada, and to educate coffee drinkers about the …
http://www.prweb.com

New York-Based Roasting Plant® Coffee Opens for Business in Downtown …

Precise roasting and brewing profiles are carefully developed by Roasting Plant’s coffee master, and customers watch the whole process come to life with beans shooting through clear tubes from the roaster to the barista. Coffee lovers can choose from …
http://www.realestaterama.com

Coffee Stocks on Alert: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR …

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) a company that operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide stock climbed higher earlier this month after the company reported strong first-quarter earnings. Shares of Starbucks …
http://www.sbwire.com

Dunn Bros Coffee in Nashville adds bakery cafe

Nashville’s branch of the coffee shop chain Dunn Bros Coffee now has a new tasty concept — Provisions Bakery Cafe. “We decided we have too much space to offer to just have coffee,” said branch owner Fawn Ker, who co-owns the cafe with her husband, …
http://www.tennessean.com

Coffee production in Angola falls to 29000 sacks in 2011

Coffee production in Angola fell to 29,000 sacks, or 1,740 tons, in 2011 after production in 2010 totalled 35,000 sacks or 2,100 tons, according to figures from the International Coffee Organisation. The world’s biggest coffee producer is Brazil, which …
http://www.macauhub.com

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf marks 50th anniversary with free drinks

In 2010, Coffee Bean began offering its CBTL Single Serve Beverage System – a one-cup home brewing machine that it says pre-empted the similar contraptions since launched by competitors such as Starbucks. The company has had four years of positive …
http://www.latimes.com

Ecuador Forecast to Increase Coffee Harvest as Rains Stabilize

Coffee production in Ecuador, South America’s second-biggest producer of Robusta beans, is poised to jump 7.7 percent this year as rainfall patterns return to normal, said the National Coffee Council’s lead investigator. Ecuador will boost output to …
http://www.bloomberg.com

Sugar Climbs After Brazil’s Gasoline Price Rise; Coffee Falls

Arabica-coffee futures for March delivery fell 0.8 percent to $1.4855 a pound on ICE, snapping a three-session advance. Cocoa futures for March delivery dropped 0.5 percent to $2,185 a metric ton in New York. To contact the reporters on this story …
http://www.bloomberg.com

Coffee Industry Leaders Unite with Mercy Corps & Aldea Global to Help …

(BUSINESS WIRE)– In coffee growing areas of Central America, seasonal hunger is a common problem. While coffee farming provides families with income for several months of the year, the harvest cycle followed by rainy season leaves some families …
http://news.investors.com

Increasing infestation of coffee berry borer still destroying crops

“And that’s causing a lot of coffee not to be able to be certified as Kona coffee for instance and therefore those farmers who sell that coffee are being penalized from a standpoint of them not being able to get a fair price for their coffee,” says Jim …
http://www.khon2.com

Arabica prices might see modest recovery by June

In 2012, Brazil, the largest producer of coffee in the world, harvested a record 50.8 million bags (60 kg each), including robusta coffee harvests. However, it is expected to see an off year in 2013. Analysts expect arabica to recover some lost ground …
http://www.business-standard.com

Coffee Cult visits: Ozone Coffee Roasters in Old Street

It also has terrible coffee, but then again, it also never makes any promises. There’s no blurb about the years spent perfecting a particular roasting technique. No roasting machine taking up half the floor space, virtually slapping the customer across …
http://www.australiantimes.co.uk

Faribault coffee shop gets new owner

… gets new owner By REBECCA RODENBORG rrodenborg@faribault.com Southernminn | 0 comments. Three years after Jodie Chappuis opened The Coffee Shop in downtown Faribault, a woman from Russia with a love for baking has bought the business.
http://www.southernminn.com

Asado Coffee Expanding to Two More Locations, One Will Have Bio Tiles

The coffee market is jumping. After recent news of coffee expansions from Dark Matter, Dollop Coffee and Tea and Intelligentsia, Asado Coffee Company is following suit. A second location of the roasting facility/retail shop is coming to 1651 W. Chicago …
http://chicago.eater.com

Oddly Correct makes Eater’s 21 Hottest Coffee Shops Across the US

The new location of Kansas City roaster/coffee shop/institution Oddly Correct is a bigger, prettier, better space. Multiple brewing methods for multiple coffees roasted each week and locally supplied milk. The space at 3940 Main Street is open from 7 a …
http://www.pitch.com

Recently opened local coffee shop looks to be place for community

Beanz gets its beans from Colorado River Coffee Roasters in Boulder City. Hoying said the beans are less oily and taste “phenomenal,” adding that she was happy to support a local roaster. Desert Oasis High School senior Kristina Livas goes to Beanz …
http://www.lvrj.com

Transcend Coffee in Edmonton Launches New Biodegradable Coffee Bags and …

Transcend Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster, online retailer, and coffee educator operating three cafés in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Our goal is to roast and serve the very best specialty coffee in Canada, and to educate coffee drinkers about the …
http://www.digitaljournal.com

New beans land at Caribou Coffee

Like all Caribou coffees and espresso, both are Rainforest Alliance Certified, a certification that ensures that farmers, as well as their families and greater communities, receive decent wages, access to education and medical care, and that beans are …
http://www.fastcasual.com

Coffee benefits outweigh negatives

It is no secret that coffee is a major part of the American diet. The average American drinks around three cups a day. Despite the drink’s popularity, it has not always upheld the greatest reputation. Rumors of growth stunt have surrounded the popular …
http://www.videtteonline.com

International Brand Bringing New Coffee Business Concept to Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH–(Marketwire – Jan 29, 2013) – An international coffee franchise is bringing a new type of coffee shop to Ohio. Cafe2U is a coffee house on wheels, delivering gourmet espresso drinks to workplaces where workers can’t easily slip away for a …
http://www.marketwire.com

Coffee lovers brew interest for rare, expensive variety

These days caffeine fiends are all atwitter about Geisha beans, a high-end coffee so rare and prized it’s being sold for $7 a cup. That’s a lot of dough for a straight-up cup of Joe, but worth it, say fans of the beans, which come from low-producing …
http://www.journalgazette.net

Ecuador Coffee Exports Fell 5.3% to 153271 Bags in December

Coffee exports from Ecuador, South America’s second-biggest producer of Robusta beans, dropped 5.3 percent to 153,271 bags in December from the year earlier, the National Coffee Council said today. The shipments declined from 161,862 bags in …
http://www.bloomberg.com

Lavazza Espression coffee shop set for major UK rollout

Launched in 2007, the Lavazza Espression coffee shop format offers Lavazza’s own-brand coffee along with Italian food and a selection of over 40 non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. The first London outlet will open in Villiers Street in April followed …
http://www.bighospitality.co.uk

Citibank award for Paderu tribal coffee collective

The ability of the collective of tribals in Paderu Agency area in initiating and maintaining a sustainable commercial cultivation of coffee has earned it the recognition from its peers and a number of funding agencies. The latest being the Citibank …
http://www.thehindu.com

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Record Sales and Year End Results

Coffee Holding is a leading integrated wholesale coffee roaster and dealer in the United States and one of the few coffee companies that offers a broad array of coffee products across the entire spectrum of consumer tastes, preferences and price points.
http://www.equities.com

Coffee higher after producers say Roya to cut crop next year

Prices quoted for Brazil coffee are very close to those for Central American varieties. Central America crops are mostly harvested. There are widespread reports of rust on the trees and leaves, and Roya has become a big issue as well. It was mentioned …
http://www.futuresmag.com

Midwest coffee company adds environmentally friendly propane autogas vans

“Berres Brothers is committed to leading the coffee roasting industry in Wisconsin and the Midwest in environmental responsibility,” says Greg Beranek of Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters. “We’re converting fleet vehicles to propane autogas because it’s …
http://www.cisionwire.com

Arabica coffee prices may have hit bottom – SocGen

Arabica coffee futures, at amongst their lowest levels in three years, may have reached the bottom, Societe Generale said, even as it “dramatically” reduced price estimates, citing improved hopes for Brazilian and Colombian crops. The bank slashed its …
http://www.agrimoney.com

Seattle’s Best Coffee® Could Take the Chill out of More Winter Weather with …

Seattle’s Best Coffee LLC has been roasting premium coffee since 1970 and today roasts more than 20 million pounds of coffee every year and millions of cups of our coffee are served every day. A freshly-brewed cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee is currently …
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