Monthly Archives: March 2011

As climate changes, coffee farmers struggle to protect crops

Shifting weather patterns have led to lower bean yields and higher prices at coffee shops. March 23, 2011|By Melissa Allison for LA Times   A mile above this rural mountain town, coffee trees have produced some of the world’s best … Continue reading

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10 Places to Get a Damn Good Cup of Coffee in Los Angeles

T. Nguyen A pretty cup from Espresso Cielo in Santa Monica. ​ Intelligentsia’s founder, Doug Zell, told us in 2009 that “LA got a later start in terms of the very best coffee can offer, but they seem to be embracing … Continue reading

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World Brewers Cup

World Brewers Cup debut brings fifth World Coffee Events Championship to Maastricht NETHERLANDS 11th March 2011 World Coffee Events Ltd in mid-March announced that the new World Brewers Cup will bring to five the number of World Championship coffee contests … Continue reading

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Successful Hellenic Coffee Championships

Successful Hellenic Coffee Championships attract crowds to view five competitions GREECE 18th February 2011 The successful 2011 edition of the Hellenic Coffee Championships attracted over a thousand attendees to five different national competitions held at the HO.RE.CA exhibition in Athens … Continue reading

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What is Specialty Coffee?

What is Specialty Coffee? Specialty coffee, also known as gourmet or premium coffee, is made of high quality coffee beans, grown under ideal conditions, in climates perfectly suited to coffee plant growing. It features unique and distinctive tastes that usually … Continue reading

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The Chemex Brewer by Intelligentsia

This is the first in a series of instructional videos by Intelligentsia Coffee to enable everyone to prepare excellent coffee in their own home. In this video we feature the Chemex Brewer and the music of Mucca Pazza (mucca-pazza.org). Enjoy, … Continue reading

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South West Regional Barista Competition

South West Regional Barista Competition: Honolulu’s Licata wins; Krankl of Gelato Bar comes in second March 7, 2011 | 12:51 pm After three days and hundreds of cups of coffee (espressos, cappuccinos and specialty drinks, including one served with lamb chops) made … Continue reading

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