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

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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

4 Methods To Construct An Efficient Café Model

Coffee manufacturing isn’t any easy matter. Alternatively, a excessive-quality Robusta bean has a heavy, earthy, bitter taste profile with much much less acidity and an almost peanut-like aftertaste. Nevertheless, not all Robusta beans are high-high quality. Arabica Espresso is one among two major species that make up global espresso supply. Arabica is a smaller plant (three-5m), producing abundant and top quality beans. Compared to the other species, Coffea robusta, Arabica is claimed to be less acidic, more flavorful and with a decrease caffeine content material. Robusta is also a much bigger plant however is claimed to provide larger yields. Nevertheless, Arabica is a nicer trying plant and can also be stated to have extra chilly tolerance. It can be pruned an maintained as a small shrub, making it the very best kind of espresso to develop in backyards. Weigh out the amount of espresso you propose to make use of … Read more