Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cartel Coffee Lab marks 5th anniversary with Maple Ash Bash on …

Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe celebrates its fifth anniversary with the Maple Ash Bash from 1-8 p.m. Saturday. The event will include a beer garden, coffee, live music, and bike races. In addition to Cartel’s own recently …
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Loo is nation’s best barista

KUALA LUMPUR: Jason Loo became the envy of coffee enthusiasts when he walked away with a four-day, five-night trip to witness the Melbourne International Coffee Expo after winning the fourth Malaysia Barista Championship.
http://www.selangortimes.com

Customer’s attitude determines coffeeshop prices

A COFFEESHOP in Johor Baru has put up several unusual notices including one that read: “Prices subject to changes according to customer’s attitudes.” China Press quoted its owner, known only as Ji, as saying it was a joke to cheer up customers while …
http://thestar.com

Coffee and wine bar coming to Encore tower in SoBro

A new coffee shop by day and beer and wine bar by night is landing in SoBro’s Encore condo tower. Second Wind Coffee Bar, set to open in June, will also offer a daily assortment of muffins, scones, croissants and paninis. The 1,300-square-foot coffee …
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Finally the New Farm Park has reopened after it burned down in 2000

The Fortitude Valley coffee roaster ran the temporary van for 18 months before winning the tender for the permanent site. Cr Vicki Howard (Central) said there would be a secondary coffee shop, at the end of Brunswick St, to provide a 37-seat venue with …
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Scientists just made bacteria that love coffee as much as you do

“The major application is that whenever you are processing coffee berries, you are left with a lot of nutrient-rich plant material,” says Jeffrey Barrick, a biochemist at the University of Texas who worked on the experiment. “But because of the plants …
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Tea, coffee can activate cancer gene

Washington, Mar 28 PTI: Consumption of black and green teas, coffee and liquid smoke flavouring can activate the highest levels of a gene associated with cancer, scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have warned. Scientists at the Johns …
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Is Anheuser Busch-InBev eyeing coffee company?

De Master Blenders is an international coffee and tea company that was spun out of Sara Lee last summer. A-B InBev reportedly may launch a takeover bid for the company with an offer of about $15.99 a share. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch is part of …
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West Africa spills the beans on coffee shop working

West African businesspeople have spilled the beans on their attitude to coffee shop working. The bottom line is that business and beverages don’t mix. Executives and business-owners in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Ivory Coast gave their views in a …
http://www.spyghana.com

‘Coffee has not affected environment’

Without the use of pesticides, coffee cannot be grown. There is a need to create awareness on the ill-effects of excessive use of pesticides and convince growers to go for alternative methods to save the plants. However, the recommendation that there …
http://www.deccanherald.com

New Line of Coffee Claims to Shed Fat in 12 Weeks

To compensate for the extra roasting, Kao uses a “nanotrap” which reduces the oxides produced from roasting to one-fiftieth the amount of regular coffees. They say that this also creates a unique aftertaste. In a 12-week trial the maker reported an …
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Just loving the coffee bean scene

Over the last five years, in any given three-month period, 56 per cent of Australians have visited a cafe to unwind and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. According to Norman Morris of Roy Morgan Research the trend has taken hold of people of all ages …
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Local coffee roasters raise funds for storefront

“I’m going to roast on site, which doesn’t generally happen,” Austin Van Zant said. “I wanted a place where people could come in, (and) they could watch the roasting process. They could really conceptualize where coffee comes from, what happens to it.” …
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Zula’s Coffee downtown again

… Theater in downtown Waxahachie, the aroma of freshly ground coffee entices residents to stop and come in. Inside the walls are complemented by the collection of unique decorations and standing behind the counter is Terra Garza, owner of Zula’s Coffee.
http://www.waxahachietx.com

Who Is the Best Coffee Roaster in Chicago?

Perhaps it’s the appeal of small-batch house roasting. (Asado will have roasters at each location; … So with all the options suddenly available, we can pose a real question: Who is the best coffee roaster in Chicago? That’s one to contemplate over a …
http://www.chicagomag.com

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) Sees a Surge in Call Volume

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR – 56.46) is in the bullish spotlight today, as roughly 9,000 calls have crossed the tape so far. This is a 25% mark-up from the security’s expected intraday call volume, and more than quadruple the …
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This Metric Says You Are Smart to Buy Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (NASDAQ …

When looking at the hedgies we track, Brett Barakett’s Tremblant Capital had the largest position in Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOU), worth close to $32 million, comprising 1.5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by …
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Green Mountain Converts Nantucket Blend To Fair Trade Certified

The fair trade conversion will reportedly represent five million pounds of Fair Trade Certified coffee in 2013 and will deliver an estimated $1 million in fair trade social premiums to coffee farmers annually. In 2000, the Waterbury, VT, roaster became …
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Dutch finance ministry denies Starbucks tax secrecy claims

The coffee company’s chief financial officer told a British parliamentary inquiry in November he was bound by confidentiality agreements not to say what tax rate Starbucks pay in the Netherlands. But junior finance minister Frans Weekers has now told …
http://www.dutchnews.nl

Delay in repayment of Brazil coffee loans

The country’s National Coffee Council (CNC) said this week that Brazil’s inter-ministerial monetary policy council (CMN), which was due to meet on Thursday as The Public Ledger went to press, would vote on delaying repayment of loans for one year and …
http://www.agra-net.com

With Deal, Benckiser Seeks to Bolster Its Coffee Empire

If a deal is struck, it would be the third coffee takeover that Benckiser will have announced in 12 months. In the span of half a year, the German company announced plans to spend $1.3 billion buying Peet’s Coffee & Tea and the Caribou Coffee Company, …
http://dealbook.nytimes.com

Investment Group Eyes Coffee Maker Douwe Egberts

DE is No. 3 in the global coffee roasting sector with $4 billion in annual sales, behind Nestle SA with $12 billion and Kraft Foods Inc. with $6 billion. According to data from Euromonitor the global coffee market is estimated to be worth $75.8 billion …
http://www.foxbusiness.com

FairTrade USA Ramps Up Fight Against Coffee Rust in Central America

Caused by the fungus Hemieia Vastatrix, the rust infects leaves on coffee plants and quickly inhibits their ability to produce the coffee berries that end up in our favorite arabica or robusta coffees. Now an outbreak in Central America threatens the …
http://www.triplepundit.com

A personal ‘cup’ of coffee

In a world where almost everything can be customized, the Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company allows people to create their own coffee blends. NVCRC has created custom blends for wineries and restaurants for years but the idea of allowing individuals …
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CoffeeCON 2013 – The Consumer Coffee Conference Returns

CoffeeCON is a one-day coffee university and will teach every brewing method available, many in hands-on labs. Kevin Sinnott is host and creator … Independent home roasters will be roasting live outside and will be giving away bags of freshly roasted …
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About The Bay: Bay Area Couple Brews Mobile Coffee Concept

ALAMEDA (KCBS) – Two local entrepreneurs are trying to revolutionize the coffee business, revving up a roaming espresso machine of sorts. “We want to be the new ice cream truck for adults,” Zeva Williams described Get Goes Mobile Cafe, which she …
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

Alterra Coffee to open beer-serving Madison cafe April 5

Alterra Coffee Roasters will open its first Madison cafe next week, the company said Tuesday. The Milwaukee company will open “Alterra on the Square” at 25 S. Pinckney St., Madison, to the public Friday, April 5, according to an email. The cafe will …
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Local Utah coffee roaster keeps conscience in mind when buying beans

“I started roasting at home about six years ago using an old stovetop popcorn popper,” said Rogers, head roaster and one of the founders of Charming Beard Coffee. “I didn’t really know what I was doing then. I just did it for myself. I did it for the …

Reboot for coffee scene in the city, with first Costa outlet

If you thought Chennai’s coffee scene was getting stale, you may beg to reconsider after a visit to Costa Coffee on Harrington Road. For starters, the cafe makes an impression even before you have one foot in the door. Despite the lack of parking space …
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Marley Coffee Available in PC Richard and Son Stores

Marley Coffee will be introducing 3 skus in a 24 pack put on special display units at all of the P.C. Richard and Sons. Get Up, Stand Up (light roast), One Love 100% Ethiopia Yirgacheffe (medium), Lively Up 5 Bean Espresso (medium dark). The display …
http://www.providencejournal.com

Hedge the Price of Your Coffee With Shares of Starbucks: Najarian

Arabica coffee bean prices are down 50%, yet the price per cup at your local Starbucks (SBUX) is not. That gives the company a margin edge thanks to the same sourcing program that allowed it to raises prices along with the competition back in 2011.
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Urban Coffee Co takes last unit at Harborne gastro-hub

Simon Jenner, director of Urban Coffee Company, said: “We have been looking to expand into the city’s popular suburbs for some time and finding a new home for our third coffee emporium at The School Yard is perfect. “The combination of old and new …
http://www.birminghampost.net

Drought Threatens Increased Coffee Production in Mbeya

The information was revealed by Idugumbi Coffee Group Chairman, Laston Mwakalenga. He said during the group meeting held at the village to discuss challenges facing coffee farmers. He said the village was experiencing drought which affected coffee …
http://allafrica.com

Italian-style coffee philanthropy takes hold in Bulgaria

More than 150 cafes across Bulgaria have joined a goodwill initiative modelled on the Italian ‚Äúcaffe sospeso‚Äù tradition, which literally means ‚Äúsuspended coffee,‚Äù according to a Facebook page devoted to the movement. The tradition ‚Äî born in …
http://www.arabnews.com

Guatemalan coffee: launched by Starbucks, blighted by fungus

Starbucks is launching its first espresso branded with a place of origin – undeterred by the fact that Guatemala, home of the new “cocoa and baked spices” brew has declared a state of agricultural emergency because of rampant coffee tree fungus.
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Starbucks Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray (SBUX)

Analysts expect that Starbucks will post $2.16 EPS for the current fiscal year. Starbucks Corporation is a roaster, marketer and retailer of coffee operating in 60 countries. The Company purchases and roasts coffees that it sells, along with …
http://www.dailypolitical.com

Bosnia customs officers arrested over coffee smuggling ring

The officers allegedly let more than 130 trucks transporting green coffee — produced from coffee beans that have not been roasted — into the country between 2009 and 2011, officially declaring they were carrying expanded clay. “We estimate that they …
http://www.globalpost.com

Mean Cup to open coffee shop on Harrisburg Avenue

Mean Cup, which operates a coffee stand at Lancaster Central Market, will be opening a coffee shop at 398 Harrisburg Ave., Suite 200. The new cafe, which will be located in the Champion Forge Center between Fenz and Evolution Yoga, will sell espresso …
http://lancasteronline.com

Cat Cafe’ Features Kitty & Coffee To Help You Unwind

Fancy a kitty with your coffee..that’s right, in Budapest felines are part of the cafe company! Cat Café has 13 cats that you can play with – that is if they aren’t too busy napping. Owner Krisztina Balotay was inspired to create a haven for cat lovers …
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Coffee shop by day and bar by night, The Avenue Cafe provides Lansing …

The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., is a coffee shop as well as a restaurant and bar. Its menu includes breakfast items, such as a Mediterranean scramble and breakfast burrito, and sandwiches, such as its Cajun Chicken Club and Stuffed Jalapeno …
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PourOver at the House of Coffee

One cup—100% Kona, Rwandan or Jamaican Blue Mountain— costs $2.85 at the House of Coffee, and if you are looking for a more relaxing way to get your coffee, barista Hahn says it’s worth a taste. About this column: News and notes on what’s happening …
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The Unseen Bean: Roasting Coffee in the Dark

The mechanics of operating a coffee roaster are hardly beyond Gerry’s abilities. He operated a car-repair shop in Boulder for nearly 20 years after learning the trade from his father. “Basically you’d hear people say, ‘a blind mechanic?’ Sometimes …
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Research: Coffee, snacks may contain carcinogenic agent

Bread, buns and coffee can be dangerous as they might contain the chemical compound acrylamide, which the Technical University of Denmark’s (DTU) National Food Institute now links to cancer. EU food safety authorities have been asked to investigate.
http://www.euractiv.com

Costa Coffee to open 200 more stores in India by 2015

Costa Coffee, the coffee shop chain brand under the UK-based multinational hotel, coffee shop and restaurant company Whitbread, is looking at expanding its presence in India with another 200 outlets within 2015, which would require an investment of …
http://www.business-standard.com

Italian tradition of ‘suspended coffee’ takes hold elsewhere in tough economic …

Can’t afford coffee? No matter. In Bulgaria, an old Italian tradition that sees good souls buying hot drinks for those who struggle to make ends meet has taken hold after weeks of tensions over deepening poverty. More than 150 cafes across Bulgaria …
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$60-m payout to coffee farmers

THE Mavis Bank Coffee Factory will be paying out approximately $60 million to over 6,000 Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee farmers in St Thomas, St Andrew and Portland, who supplied cherry coffee to the factory between August and December last.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com

Coffee group aims to launch 3 origin-specific futures contracts

The “C” contract that trades on ICE Futures U.S. provides a benchmark price for global arabica coffee, while the Liffe exchange provides the benchmark for the lower costing robusta coffee, but the National Coffee Association (NCA) Coffee Working Group …
http://www.reuters.com

Starbucks opens doors to its second store in New Delhi

Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Limited, today launched the second Starbucks – A Tata Alliance store in the heart of South Delhi’s Select City Walk Mall. … of Starbucks …
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Colombian Coffee Growers Federation: Colombia’s Coffee Innovators

The bean size and density provide a more balanced flavor, as well as an easier roasting process that improves coffee growers’ incomes. Colombia produced 7.8 million bags of 60 kilos (132 pounds) of green coffee in 2012. This year’s Colombian harvest is …
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Starbucks launches campaign to promote new espresso

Ian Cranna, vice president of UK marketing for Starbucks says: “Increasingly sophisticated British coffee drinkers are looking for choice and the chance to explore something new. Our experience and expertise in sourcing and roasting the best coffee in …
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