Coffee as a Force for Good: Roasters Who Give Back

Producer Tesfaye Bekele, owner of Suke Quto Farm in Guji, Ethiopia. Courtesy of Street Bean.

 

Like everything bought and sold, coffee can be a vehicle for profit or a tool for changing the world. Sometimes, it is both. 2020 was, unequivocally, a difficult year for the coffee industry, globally speaking, as it was for many of us working in that industry. One response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is to help others make it through the storm. Our report this month shines a spotlight on those kinds of coffee roasters, folks who have either been community-minded since their companies’ inceptions, or those just getting on the philanthropic wave.

We take a look at roasters who are contributing some portion of proceeds from the sale of their coffees to causes that are meaningful to them — from non-profits that feed local communities to scholarship funds for women of … Read more

Colombia Coffee 2021: Best of Both Worlds or Identity Crisis?

Red Rooster’s “Trust The Process” Colombia coffee was the top-rated coffee in this month’s report. Photo courtesy of Red Rooster Coffee Roaster.

 

Colombia could be approaching best-of-both-worlds status as coffee producer. On one hand, standard commodity Colombias continue rolling down to the ports and onward into “100{ab5f2c9c740426ae4c9b4912729231eec62bb8d7f7c15dd2b52ffa544e442110} Colombian” supermarket cans and jars, whose quite decent contents put to shame the bland, woody, Robusta-laden contents of competing supermarket cans and jars.

At the same time, small lots of specialty Colombia coffees, surprising and exceptional, have surfaced over the last decade or so. Until recently, these specialty Colombias aimed for a superior version of the classic power and completeness associated with the best traditional Colombia coffees. In other words, they aspired to transcend the standard-issue Colombia cup by doing the same thing, only better.

But recently, increasing numbers of Colombias have appeared on specialty lists that represent the opposite of classic. … Read more

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

The place Does That Most In style Beverage Come From ?

Have you learnt who created immediate coffee? Arabica has come to almost be synonymous with coffee and the species accounts for 70{ab5f2c9c740426ae4c9b4912729231eec62bb8d7f7c15dd2b52ffa544e442110} of all espresso sold worldwide. Most of what you purchase from us at Cafe Altura and different producersis both made up completely of Arabica, or is Arabica blended with one other species to find the ideal style, much as a vintner would blend a high quality Bordeaux. From magnificence merchandise to TELEVISION exhibits, to bands – South Korea has introduced us quite a lot of pretty amazing things. Now, this Dalgona Latte (i.e. whipped coffee) has become a brand new obsession of mine (and the world over). The wealthy aroma and the pleasant peppery taste make up just one aspect of the coin. It may be also used as natural tea and as all other crops will scale back the carbon dioxide in the room. It is a … Read more

Barista Salary

You’ve got seen it all around the Web-now try it yourself! Perhaps for many people, one’s first expertise of this kind of breakfast unfold (crema spalmabile) is through the mass-produced variations that target younger mums who need to feed their growing brood shortly within the morning and pack something sweet into their husband’s lunchbox. In Italy, there is a dominance of big world manufacturers which can be frankly scrumptious, despite having a list of elements that some would favor to depart out of their daily food regimen, especially those watching the quantity of sugar and fats. I say this because there aren’t many specialty espresso franchises even though there may be loads of interest within the concept. Properly, at least not as many as there are food franchises however certainly not many recognizable ones at that. Most coffee franchises are regional but chances are you’ll acknowledge names like Seeker’s, PJ’s, … Read more