Peet’s to Acquire Intelligentsia

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is set to acquire a majority stake in Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters Following the recent news about the longtime Bay-area coffee roaster, Peet’s, buying a majority share of Portland, Ore.-based roaster, Stumptown Coffee, the company has continued its consolidation of premier third-wave roasters, this time by buying … Read more →


The Golden Bean North America Debuts in Portland

Established as Australia’s most important roaster competition, the Compak Golden Bean is putting down roots in North America, and will debut the festivities and competition next week in Portland, Oregon. We couldn’t be more excited about Australia’s respected and popular roasted coffee competition the Golden Bean’s arrival stateside: The uniquely formatted event … Read more →

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Gender and Coffee Survey

Gender and Coffee Survey In our April + May 2015 Tenth Anniversary issue, writer Nora Burkey had a story for us called “Women’s Work: Gender in the Global North.” In it, she notes how the coffee industry as a whole has focused on improving conditions and recognizing the importance of … Read more →

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Cupping for Quality with Balzac Bros. & Rainforest Alliance

Charleston Importer Balzac Bros. Hosts Rainforest Alliance Cupping Our friends at Balzac Brothers and Company in Charleston, South Carolina, hosted an outstanding Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality event last week. A truly all-star group of cuppers assembled to taste more than 50 coffees from Kenya, Ethiopia, India, Rwanda, and Colombia … Read more →

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