News

It’s Conary, Scott Conary

We often write about barista competitions, championships and barista champions, but it should never go without noting that a barista competition cannot happen without the tireless work of many volunteers. Among those volunteers are of course the judges. So it was pretty cool to see this story from the Carrboro … Read more →

Five is the Magic Number?

Well that was another amazing WBC. But while that was going on, coffee news continued to break. The latest comes from the world of health care, and it turns out that coffee consumption can be very beneficial in a couple of previously unknown arenas. If you drink five cups a … Read more →

Activate Your Brain! (And Change Your Taste?)

Here’s an interesting story from the world of wine that relates rather directly, I think, to coffee. Researchers at Cal-Tech recently did a study where subjects were asked to taste different wines and rate them. The subjects were told they were tasting five distinct wines (cabernets) ranging in price from … Read more →

Coffee News

Here are a few stories from the coffee world in the news today. First up, Reuters reports that coffee production is set to rise worldwide, however, Colombian arabicas are still in short supply due to bad weather over the last two years. Brazil is expected to make up most of … Read more →

News out of New Orleans

While we’re one week away from SCAA and the USBC, here’s something to take your mind off of practice for you competitors or the last minute details to take care of before you leave for Anaheim for other travelers. It’s  a cool story out of New Orleans about a program … Read more →

What? Even More Science (and Coffee)? Hurray…

Well sort of. I’ve got two science (and coffee) stories for you today. This one is truly fascinating, though it probably doesn’t affect a lot of our readers. It seems (and this was news to me) that Uganda is the second largest coffee producer in Africa (behind Ethiopia), but most … Read more →

End of the week news stories

The Northeast Regional Barista Competition is just getting ready to wrap up in Boston, Massachusetts. While we await the announcement of the winner, here are a few interesting news stories to tide you over. Business Week reports that despite the recession coffee consumption in the U.S. has remained stable, though there has been an … Read more →

Coffee Goes There and Other News

A fairly new website was launched recently and got some pub from the San Francisco Chronicle here. The site is called GoCoffeeGo.com, and has a different take on supplying coffee to the masses. Well, actually, they’re not really looking to reach the masses, at least not yet, they are seeking … Read more →

Three things to know

Here are three things to know for a Wednesday, or at least some stories out there that I found interesting. One, a production story from Business Week, as the Coffee Board of Kenya raised its production forecast for the East African country by just over six percent based on better weather … Read more →

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