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% 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

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