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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 →

Coffee News of the Day

A few good or at least mildly entertaining stories out there today from all over the world. First, Ethiopia and Tanzania coffee farmers expect larger than normal crop sizes and prices. Growers in Ethiopia project an increase of 25% over last year’s harvest. BusinessWeek reports on the harvest here: Volumes … Read more →

Berry Borer Death Match

Exciting news out of Kenya, a predator of the voracious and devastating coffee berry borer has just recently been discovered. Scientists are hopeful that the newly discovered insect can help control outbreaks of the borer, which can destroy whole fields of coffee plants. The predator is from the family Thysanoptera … Read more →

Earthquake Devastates Haiti

A major earthquake struck Haiti last night causing massive damage and leaving perhaps hundreds of thousands dead in its wake. Reports indicate that many buildings have been destroyed, including at least one hospital and prison, and the headquarters for the UN relief mission in the country has collapsed, also killing, … Read more →

Crawling forth in 2010…

Well, we’re off to a slow start in coffee news in 2010, which makes sense when you consider how cold most of us are (except you, Australia and New Zealand. Stop rubbing our freezing noses in it). But there are a few things happening of note in the world of … Read more →

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