The Year 2020 in Coffee: Challenges, Trends, Surprises & Knockouts

In 2020, COVID-19 devastated lives and businesses, challenging the global specialty coffee community to its core. On the producing side, the pandemic added still another daunting challenge to growers facing endemic low coffee prices and an ongoing battle with leaf rust disease in Latin America. On the consuming side, roasters saw the pandemic shutter their bread-and-butter café businesses while many once-nomadic coffee lovers were forced to become at-home shoppers and brewers.

But growers, importers, roasters and retailers adapted and prevailed, often in remarkable ways. At Coffee Review, exceptional coffees continued to arrive throughout the year from an even greater range of origins than before the pandemic. Farmers and roasters deserve recognition every year, but especially in 2020.

Amplifying the Top 30

As usual, we capped a year of celebrating great coffees and those who produce them with publication of our annual Top 30 list of the most exciting coffees … Read more

3 Steps For How To Make Dalgona Coffee (Velvety Whipped Espresso)

With a protracted, esteemed historical past that stretches again to the 60s era, Braun coffee makers are now considered one of the longest-working and most trusted firms on the planet of espresso making. Promoting espresso can be very profitable with the best advertising plan and a robust model. Coffee is a widely out there product with loads of competitors, but do not let that scare you away from the trade. There are a number of environmental points that may relate with the consumption of espresso, nevertheless, espresso naturally grows, but deforestation is taking places, as the timber are affected, water pollution can be there, there are critical environmental threats taking place. River pollution is there as a result of discharge from the coffee processing. The soil high quality is affected, agrochemical usage and the waste from the coffee merchandise, can even have an effect on the surroundings and the health … Read more

Session Replay, Warmth Maps And Kind Analytics Mixed With Superior Reporting Instruments

The coffee areas of the South Pacific embody Indonesia and the Pacific Islands; Sumatra; Sulawesi or Celebes; Java, and New Guinea. 17. The process as claimed in declare 1, wherein Robusta espresso beans having a low water content are enriched with water up to a water content ranging from 30% to forty five% by means of an absorption of water having a temperature of 80° to 90° C., such that a amount of water is added to the odd Robusta coffee bans which underneath the chosen situations is totally absorbed by the uncooked coffee. Camising took charge of planting, harvesting and selling the crop. For years the espresso was shipped to Spain where it was offered at fabulous costs. None of it reached Manila. The prosperity of Kabayan encouraged other Igorots to reconsider the coffee bean. To make hot instant coffee you place the espresso within the cup, equal sugar … Read more

Celebrating the Top 30 Coffees of 2020

Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2020 represents our eighth annual ranking of the most exciting coffees we tested over the course of the year. The Top 30 celebrates and promotes coffee roasters, farmers, mill operators, importers, and other coffee industry professionals who make an extra effort to produce coffees that are not only superb in quality but also distinctive in character.

Over the past 12 months, we cupped over 2,000 coffee samples and published more than 450 reviews, both significant increases over past years. The coffees we chose to review were primarily high-rated coffees, which are of most interest to our readers. This year, about one in four coffees we tested scored 90 points or higher, and nearly 200, almost 10% of the total, rated 94 or higher, a tribute to the ever-intensifying innovation and dedication of the world’s leading coffee producers and roasters.

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Shop the Top 30 – 2020

Coffee Review‘s mission is to help consumers identify and purchase superior quality coffees and, in the process, help drive demand and increase prices to reward farmers and roasters who invest time, passion, and capital in producing high quality coffee beans.

Many of our readers seek out highly rated coffees for their own enjoyment or as thoughtful gifts for coffee lovers.  Coffees that appear in Coffee Review’s Top 30 are particularly popular.  They often sell out quickly.

We’re pleased to help facilitate your shopping and gift-giving by providing links to roasters’ websites where Top 30 coffees may be available for purchase. As of the morning of Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Top 30 coffees below were available for purchase, pre-order, allocation, or notifications at roasters’ websites.

No. 3 | Kakalove Cafe (Taiwan), Ethiopia Natural Guji D Minor Special Lot, 97 points – NT $400/8 oz.

No. 5 | JBC Coffee Read more