Monthly Archives: November 2011

What’s Behind Rising Coffee Prices?

By Max Nicholas-Fulmer The last time the New York “C” contract reached the levels we’ve witnessed over the last few months was 1997, when futures hit $3.20/pound. The impetus for that move was neither frost nor drought, but the simple … Continue reading

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The Soul of Coffee

By Peter Giuliano There is an academic discipline that studies the way human beings relate to food and the culture we develop around the ways we eat and drink. It’s called foodways and it documents and analyzes what we do … Continue reading

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Verve Coffee’s Colby Barr on How to Help People Discover Richer Coffee

By Noah Sanders Wed., Nov. 16 2011 at 8:00 AM ​In an effort to chart the ever-expanding specialty coffee scene in the Bay Area, we’ve been engaging a selection of local coffee personalities to pick their brains about why coffee and why … Continue reading

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Hugh Jackman finds inspiration with Ethiopian coffee farmers.

While visiting Ethiopia with World Vision, Hugh Jackman met a coffee farmer named Dukale. He met his family and friends, worked the farm with Dukale and saw how much a community could be benefit from one person’s hard work, coupled … Continue reading

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Coffee Quality and Sustainability

By Shauna Alexander Mohr  In the mid-1990s, before most industries were tackling sustainability, specialty coffee companies came together with NGOs and research institutions to address issues such as shade-grown coffee, organics and Fair Trade. 1996 marked the First Sustainable Coffee … Continue reading

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Swiss Water (Decaf)

To the sophisticated decaf consumer, decaffeinated coffee is a very distinct beverage. This counts just as much for the folks who drink a double cap on their way to work in the morning as those who enjoy a cup of decaf on … Continue reading

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The (Coffee) World is Flat

By Peter Giuliano  Coffea Arabica and Homo Sapiens have a lot in common. Both evolved in Ethiopia, and crossed the Red Sea before fanning out all over the globe. The human race inhabited and spread its culture through every corner of … Continue reading

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