The Coffee Trade

  1. Pay Up, Coffee Guy.

    Pay Up, Coffee Guy.

    With the NYBOT coffee market at historic highs, things have become very difficult when sourcing coffee at origin.

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  2. Oct - Nov 2010: What Happens When Coffee Prices Go Through the Roof?

    Oct - Nov 2010: What Happens When Coffee Prices Go Through the Roof?

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  3. Norway -Nordic Barista  Cup September 2010

    Norway -Nordic Barista Cup September 2010

    I had a curious time at the Nordic Barista Cup. It's not quite my gig, since I am on the cupper/roaster end of things, and am always a little put-off by the barista thing.

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  4. Archive of Sweet Maria's Travelogues Pre-2010

    Archive of Sweet Maria's Travelogues Pre-2010

    We have migrated our Library content into a new format - served by WordPress - but find that we still want to reference the old travelogue photo sets that did not make it over.

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  5. Womens Coop Duhingekawa Rushashi

    Womens Coop Duhingekawa Rushashi

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  6. Small Quality-Obsessed Coffee Roasters On the Rise!

    Small Quality-Obsessed Coffee Roasters On the Rise!

    It's the basic premise of "God in a Cup" the gawd-awful book about personality-driven business.

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  7. 2010 SCAA Coffee of the Year: Carlos Imbachi Wins Again!

    2010 SCAA Coffee of the Year: Carlos Imbachi Wins Again!

    Our Carlos Imbachi coffee (Finca Buenavista, San Augustin, Huila) just won the SCAA Coffee of the Year, AGAIN!

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  8. Taste Evaluation of Green Coffee Bean Samples Prior to Purchase & Use by Michael Sivetz

    Taste Evaluation of Green Coffee Bean Samples Prior to Purchase & Use by Michael Sivetz

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  9. Utz Kapeh: "Fair Trade Lite"

    Utz Kapeh: "Fair Trade Lite"

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  10. Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Kenya - Samuel Kabuye, just 76 years at Karagoto mill

    Another great trip to Kenya, to see the amazing system from the small cooperative farmer, to the factory (what they call a coffee mill), to the dry mill and preparing coffee for export.

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  11. History of Coffee Chart

    History of Coffee Chart

    I had to seam this image together, so I am not sure how legible it is.

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  12. my last scaa post, i swear...

    my last scaa post, i swear...

    Here is a video of little clips from the SCAA show.

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  13. Crazy coffee tasting competition at scaa.

    Crazy coffee tasting competition at scaa.

    So this coffee taster competition (SCAA US Cup Taster's Championship!) seemed ridiculous and I dismissed it out of hand

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  14. $caa in hotlanta

    $caa in hotlanta

    In a way, I wonder why I go. I count among the disaffected, I suppose.

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  15. The Roasters of Intelligentsia

    The Roasters of Intelligentsia

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  16. The Pawkit Water Activity Meter

    The Pawkit Water Activity Meter

    The Pawkit Water Activity Meter, very nice device for coffee, but spendy.

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  17. Ethiopia behind me, Kenya ahead...

    Ethiopia behind me, Kenya ahead...

    I arrived in Nairobi for the Kenya leg of my trip ... the longest coffee trip I have taken actually, at 20 days.

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  18. The Evolution of Sweet Maria's Cupping Descriptions

    The Evolution of Sweet Maria's Cupping Descriptions

    I want to lay out my reasons for changing this system – why I think it is better and will lead to more accuracy in the scores.

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  19. Tribute to Paul Stauder Jr., Coffee Exporter 1975-2008

    Tribute to Paul Stauder Jr., Coffee Exporter 1975-2008

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  20. Roasters Guild Retreat 2008 SCAA

    Roasters Guild Retreat 2008 SCAA

    I went to Coffee Roasters Camp. We had lots of fun activities. It was fun except for Mosquitos ... and the GANGS!

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