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Inside Roast Magazine’s January/February Issue (Now Shipping)

The January/February issue of Roast magazine has been released. The issue features in-depth coverage of Ethiopia’s commodity marketplace; observations on water content during roasting; and a closer look at “Relationship Coffee”…

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2018 At the Roastery: New Machines, Fresh Beans, Broad Horizons

Roasting companies big and small brought plenty of machinery to life this year, establishing new production lines and expanding existing ones. It also seems increasingly true that companies realize no…

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Resolutions for Myself and for the Coffee Sustainability Sector

I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They’re a great way to reflect, learn, and get a little bit closer to the person I want to be. This…

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6 Roasters, 5 Questions: What’s Your Favorite Coffee Origin?

With scores of roasters huddling together to taste hundreds of coffees at the recent Golden Bean roasting competition in Portland, Oregon, DCN seized the golden opportunity to ask a few questions —…

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The Extraction was Grown, Processed and Roasted in the Living Room

As farmers in Colombia struggle to cope with a current dive in international prices, Reuters reported that a Colombian agriculture minister said the government is considering dispensing some amount of…

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Coffee Farmers Struggle to Adapt to Colombia’s Changing Climate

In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains, carefully tended in tidy rows. Thousands of green coffee berries turn brilliant red…

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A Practical Water Guide for Coffee Professionals (Part I)

Part I – Chemistry and Conditioning With the emergence of science-based resources like the SCA’s Water Quality Handbook and the Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and Christopher Hendon collaboration Water for Coffee, baristas…

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Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael

In this week’s episode of Unpacking Coffee, Kandace and Ray have a virtual sit-down with outspoken specialty coffee ambassador and La Colombe Co-Founder Todd Carmichael. Carmichael most recently made headlines…

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The First Straw: Single-Use Straw Bans a Small Step for Coffee Sellers

Starbucks announced today that it is eliminating single-use plastic straws from all its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. (Why not tomorrow?) The move follows a ban on plastic straws and…

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Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: Zurich’s Birchbach

After a brief hard-drive issue — the kind that that makes one gnash one’s teeth and send bootless cries to the deaf heavens — Unpacking Coffee has returned for a…

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