Monthly Archives: February 2013

Readers pick local businesses for their ‘People’s Choice’ awards

For those who think good coffee is a treat, Connoisseur Coffee Company in Redwood City is the place to buy beans or savor a single-brewed cup. Owner Shawn McMillan said taking “Best Coffee” honors validates the business’ “old school” coffee roasting …
http://www.mercurynews.com

West Village Coffee Shop Owner Says Vagrants Are Attacking His Customers

See more: Brandon del Pozo,. Matt Fury,. 14th Street,. Eighth Avenue,. Think Coffee,. Coffee Shop,. homeless,. homeless people. West Village Coffee Shop Owner Says Vagrants Are Attacking His Customers Updated 60 secs ago. February 28, 2013 11:23am …
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Ohio Coffee Roaster Leads Coffee House Owners on Tour of Sustainable …

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, a Columbus, Ohio-based coffee roaster and coffee franchise alternative, recently led a group of four Ohio coffee house owners to the source of some of the world’s finest and most sought-after coffees: Costa Rica’s Hacienda Rio …
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Philadelphia’s La Colombe Opening Cafe in Shaw

The cafe will have a small roaster on-site and a mezzanine above the main sitting area for coffee tastings. The cafe will specialize in farm-direct, single-origin coffee. Co-founder Todd Carmichael is the star of Dangerous Grounds, a Travel Channel …
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Coffee firm teams up with college for barista course

Torquay coffee roaster Peter Blake, owner of Costa Rica Plantation Coffee Company, has teamed up with South Devon College to deliver professional barista coffee making training on the English Riviera. . . cheers: Peter Blake and David Galpin at the …
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A Good African Story: How a small company built a global coffee brand, by …

Turning his anger to positive effect, he sets out, as he proudly claims, to be the first African-owned coffee brand to be listed in UK supermarkets and finally opens a coffee-roasting plant in Kampala. The book is best when he tells his own stories …
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Price of Kenya’s Top Coffee Drops At Auction

The price of Kenya’s benchmark grade AA coffee dropped to $399 per 50 kg bag from $420 last week, the Nairobi Coffee Exchange said on Tuesday. Kenya is a relatively small producer compared with Brazil and other growers, but roasters prize its …
http://allafrica.com

Green Mountain Coffee, SodaStream Enjoy Their P/E

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) and SodaStream International (SODA) are currently sporting a trailing P/E multiple of around 16 depending on the given day. Some days or weeks it is a little higher and usually during the forth quarter both stocks …
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Government project launched to reduce coffee imports

The project, called Coffee Technologies and Funds to Fuel Economic Empowerment (COFFEE), was launched to support the government’s National Convergence Initiative (NCI), which is undertaken by the departments of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, and …
http://www.businessmirror.com

Australian Barista Champion Selected This Weekend

The state rounds of the AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA) coffee competitions are complete with the Australian champions being decided this weekend at the Melbourne Showgrounds, in the industry’s most recognised national event during …
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Helping coffee producers achieve Fairtrade status

Recinos explained that San José Co-operative is one of more than 50 primary coffee co-operatives that make up Fedecocagua Co-operative Union, which supplies us with Fairtrade coffee. As we sat sipping cups of The Co-operative’s Fairtrade Guatemalan …
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Singaporean brand Klassno unleashes ‘coffee mania’ at Gulfood

We showcased our entire range of coffee products during this event. As in the past we have experienced a great demand for our products from Coffee lovers from across the country and this time we have garnered a lot of interest from other markets in the …
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Asia Coffee-Increased supply cuts premiums, roasters seek bargains

SINGAPORE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Indonesian robustas fetched smaller premiums this week as more beans were expected to arrive from plantations, while worries about dry weather pushed up the price of Vietnamese coffee, dealers said on Thursday. But No.2 …
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Coffee Falls in New York as Traders ‘Skeptical’ of Rust Damage

Arabica coffee for May delivery dropped 0.9 percent to $1.421 a pound at 9:04 a.m. on ICE Futures U.S. in New York. Raw sugar for May delivery fell 0.2 percent to 18.04 cents a pound. The March contract, which expires today, dropped 0.3 percent.
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Plantation sector rues lack of sops for mechanisation

This year – Finance Ministry under notification No 13/2013 – has continued lower customs duty on farm equipment and coffee roasting, grinding and packaging machines. Welcoming the continuation of concessions, Jawaid Akhtar, Chairman, Coffee Board, …
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com

Nepal farmers brew success with coffee cultivation

“Nepalese coffee is different from other countries. We only produce Arabica type of coffee which is organic,” says Raman Prasad Pathak, executive director of National Tea and Coffee Development Board. Mr Pathak adds that Nepal’s mountainous terrain …
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Is Colombia importing coffee?

Now two out of every three cups brewed in Colombia are made with beans imported from Peru and Ecuador, it said. –Myra Saefong. Follow The Tell on Twitter @thetellblog. Follow Myra @MktwSaefong · coffee,; colombia · « Previous Bernanke bumps stocks …
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DJ Vietnam’s Robusta Coffee Output Seen Falling Due To Drought

Vietnam’s robusta coffee output this year is expected to fall sharply as a prolonged drought plays havoc in the country’s key coffee growing region, threatening to push prices still higher. Farmers said they expect the robusta coffee crop this …
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Coffee Exports From Indonesia Dropping Even With Record Harvest

Coffee exports from Indonesia, the third-largest grower of robusta beans used in instant drinks, are set to decline to a two-year low as increasing domestic consumption erodes supplies from a record harvest. Shipments will total 450,000 metric tons in …
http://www.bloomberg.com

Monson gets ready to welcome Upper Crust Bakery, Tea & Coffee Shop

susanne gendron.jpg Susanne Gendron arranges teapots at her new business, The Upper Crust Bakery, Tea and Coffee Shop, which is expected to open next month on Main Street in Monson. Conor Berry / The Repubican. MONSON — Depending on whom …
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Local hopes to get a ‘kickstart’ on coffee roaster

He would like to own his own coffee shop one day, but for now is hoping to purchase the San Franciscan SF-6, an American-made coffee roaster that costs $15,000. “I’m not huge on all-American stuff,” Roper said. “I’m not going to buy a Chevy over a BMW …
http://www.toledofreepress.com

CLR Roasters expands coffee distribution to 14 US states

CLR Roasters roasting president Ernesto Aguila said, “We are most excited about the success of a recent rollback program being offered in Wal-Mart Stores as well as a number of promotions taking place within Winn-Dixie, Publix Super Markets and various …
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The 10 Most Annoying Coffee Trends

As part of this week’s coffee survey, we asked you to sound off on your least favorite trends, and (perhaps fueled by caffeine) you didn’t hesitate to let loose. From fatty Frappuccinos to ultra-pricey espresso machines, we rounded up the most frequent …
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10 Destination Coffee Meccas Around the World

Snuck Cuban coffee beans back into the U.S.? If not, then consider this your call to action, coffee nerds. We’ve rounded up 10 of the world’s best cities for java, from Kailua-Kona to Istanbul to Melbourne (and a bunch of places in between). Click …
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Qualcomm’s Wi-Fi coffee machine: High-tech caffeinated kicks

Using Vuforia augmented reality tech, you wave your tablet’s camera in front of the coffee machine until it’s recognized, at which point you’ll be taken to a control screen, where you can choose the strength, size, and brewing time of your java. When …
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The 11 Most Insanely Good Coffee Ads In The World

3. Australian Aroma Festival. Australian Aroma Festival. View this image ›. A Mona Lisa made from 4,000 cups of coffee. Wow. The festival is a coffee tasting extravaganza with over 100 roasters/vendors.
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Top price of Kenya’s benchmark grade AA coffee drops

NAIROBI, Feb 26 (Reuters) – The top price of Kenya’s benchmark grade AA coffee dropped to $399 per 50 kg bag from $420 last week, the Nairobi Coffee Exchange said on Tuesday. The east African nation is a relatively small producer compared with Brazil …
http://www.reuters.com

Coffee-powered car sets land speed record

No wonder it gets you going in the morning. A car that runs on coffee has set a Guinness land speed record for, well, cars that run on coffee. The Bean Machine hit a verified top speed of 65.5 mph on an airport in the U.K.. But don’t think they filled …
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Cocoa, Coffee, Sugar Fall as Europe’s Crisis Seen Damping Demand

Arabica coffee for delivery in May was down 1.1 percent to $1.416 a pound and cocoa for May delivery fell 0.9 percent to $2,123 a metric ton. In London, white sugar for May delivery was 0.3 percent down at $503.80 a ton on NYSE Liffe, while robusta …
http://www.bloomberg.com

Brazil Seen Reaping Record Coffee Harvest for an Off-Year

Coffee growers in Brazil, the world’s largest producer, will harvest a record crop for a season in which trees enter the lower-yielding half of the cycle, according to Volcafe, a unit of ED&F Man Holdings Ltd. Production will be 55.2 million bags in …
http://www.businessweek.com

Coffee at Aqua Café

Aqua Café serves a selection of refreshing coffee and beverages including espresso, café latte, cappuccino, mocha, café frappe, coffee float, iced café latte, milk, chocolate milk, noni tea, assorted herb tea, pink lemonade and strawberry smoothie. The …
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Sprouts & Shutters: New Coffee Shop Opens in Berkeley

A new coffee shop has opened its doors in central Berkeley. Lindgren’s Coffee and Cafe began serving customers early last week. The cafe, located at 2120 Dwight Way, is owned by Berkeley resident Eric Lindgren. Some of the menu items mentioned on the …
http://berkeley.patch.com

New York City’s 7 Best Boutique Coffee Shops

The Big Apple truly has a coffee option on every corner – from fast food chains to a bazillion Starbucks to your neighborhood bodega – but it’s the boutique shops that really stand out as special. These small and charming java joints are at the nexus …
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Coffee shop opens on Judson’s Elgin campus

The two coffee lovers invested in a Rancilio espresso machine and pored over beans, grinds, roasts and brews with a ethically-sourced, fair-trade roaster in Crystal Lake to come up with a special Jerry’s blend, both for its drip coffee and espresso drinks.
http://couriernews.suntimes.com

Small-Batch Coffee Roaster Brews Success at Ferndale’s Rust Belt Market

My husband mentioned that to my mother-in-law and she bought me a Whirley Pop stovetop popcorn popper and some green coffee and I’ve been roasting ever since! That was 2003. What inspires you? Hard question! I get inspiration from many things.
http://ferndale.patch.com

McDonald’s offers free coffee through March 3

Customers can receive one small cup of coffee per visit, and no other purchases are necessary. The company is promoting its premium roast coffee made with 100% Arabica beans, brewed fresh every 30 minutes. On Tuesday, the company will serve a free …
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Sugar Reaches Two-Week High on Record Bearish Bets; Coffee Rose

Arabica coffee for delivery in May rose 0.4 percent to $1.4435 a pound on ICE. Robusta coffee for delivery in May climbed 0.3 percent to $2,094 a ton on NYSE Liffe. To contact the reporter on this story: Isis Almeida in London at Ialmeida3@bloomberg …
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Ronnoco Coffee gets boost with Scott Meader as new CEO

St. Louis-based Ronnoco Coffee LLC has named Scott Meader CEO of the coffee roasting company. Meader, who has spent 30 years in the food industry, took over the job Jan. 14. Previously, he was president and CEO of Milnot Holding Corp. and president, …
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Seattle’s Best introduces frozen coffee mixes

SEATTLE – Seattle’s Best Coffee, a Starbucks Corp. brand, is partnering with Inventure Foods, Inc. to roll out a line of frozen coffee drink mixes. Made with 100% Arabica coffee beans, Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends are available in coffee …
http://www.foodbusinessnews.net

Seattle’s Best Coffee in Pike Place Market closes

The Seattle’s Best Coffee located in the Post Alley at Pike Place Market has closed. Starbucks, which owns Seattle’s Best, confirmed that the store would be closing on Feb. 24 due to a leasing issue. The store with the iconic neon red coffee cup has …
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Let’s cut coffee imports, Clarke urges farmers

CAVE VALLEY, St Ann — “Who would believe that we are importing coffee in Jamaica today?”, asked minister of agriculture and fisheries, Roger Clarke, of a large gathering of farmers in St Ann last Saurday. Clarke was guest speaker at the second annual …
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com

Colombia coffee growers protest falling prices

Growers in Colombia, one of the world’s top coffee producers, have been hard hit by a 35 percent drop in prices on the international market last year and a 10 percent revaluation of the peso, the national currency. An estimated 560,000 families owe …
http://www.globalpost.com

DTI plans coffee industrial tours in SK

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 February) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) plans to launch more coffee industrial tours in Sultan Kudarat province in a bid enhance the area’s thriving coffee industry. Nelly Dillera, DTI-Sultan Kudarat …
http://www.mindanews.com

Costa Rican Coffee Exports Fell by 2.5%

Costa Rica News – Coffee exports from nine Latin American countries, excluding Brazil, increased 11.9% between October and January, the first installment of the 2012-2013 harvest, compared with the same period last year, said the National Coffee …
http://thecostaricanews.com

Halifax coffee shop owner protests power rates with cup display

The owner of a Halifax coffee shop is protesting skyrocketing power rates in the province in his own unique way. “I was trying to open my power bill…and it was nothing short of shock when I saw how much it was,” says Gordon Stevens. So, he decided to …
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca

Two Brothers Coffee Looks to Expand Business with Liquor License

Customers in downtown Brighton may soon be able to order an alcoholic beverage from a local coffee shop. City Council members unanimously approved a resolution for Two Brothers Coffee to receive a Redevelopment Liquor License during a meeting …
http://brighton.patch.com

Tiny bakery’s owner not stewing over new neighbor: Alterra

Her shop, which brews Valentine Coffee from a local roaster, has three tiny tables, and I counted seven chairs. A few more are placed on the sidewalk in warmer weather. Alterra will have seating for 70. “A lot of our business is just walk in and out …
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Drip Tips: Brew Better With CityGrounds Coffee Bar

The $20 session—which includes lunch and a complimentary bag of coffee—will be taught by the shop’s barista Katherine Hartline, Chang noted. Participants will learn how to make better drip coffee, as well as the more complicated Clever and Aeropress …
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Northwest Coffee’s owner expands with new Chronicle Coffee

Wilson bought Northwest Coffee Roasting Co. in December from Rick Milton for an undisclosed amount. The sale included the roasting operation at 4251 Laclede and cafes in Clayton and the Central West End. Milton founded Northwest Coffee in 1992, but …
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Tim Hortons is Canada’s coffee, except in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Tim Hortons is by far the most popular place to grab a cup of coffee in Canada, except in Vancouver, where Starbucks reigns supreme. Using data scraped from the two chains’ websites, William Wolfe-Wylie, home page editor at canada.com, …
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