The Coffee Trade

  1. A post from Rwanda

    A post from Rwanda

    I always prefer to have the cuppings in the coffee areas, as opposed to the big city.

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  2. Roasters Guild Retreat 2008 SCAA (Page 2)

    Roasters Guild Retreat 2008 SCAA (Page 2)

    This was one of the smallest Roaster Guild Retreats, with about 100 participants.

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  3. Aug - Sept 2008: Fair Trade Is, Fair Trade Isn’t; Roasted Postcards

    Aug - Sept 2008: Fair Trade Is, Fair Trade Isn’t; Roasted Postcards

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  4. scaa show - roaster's choice awards

    scaa show - roaster's choice awards

    Tom, Josh and Derek are back from the SCAA show. This whole cupper vs. barista thing was really on everyone's minds.

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  5. Will we all be embarrassed?

    Will we all be embarrassed?

    Do you put on one leather glove in order to make an espresso? I don't.

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  6. Cafcom Coffee Lab, Guatemala 

    Cafcom Coffee Lab, Guatemala 

    The monitor over the cupping table is an instant feed of the New York C Market.

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  7. Coffee Conference Melancholia

    Coffee Conference Melancholia

    It is time once again for the SCAA convention, this time down in happening Long Beach, CA.

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  8. Sweet Maria's Small But Important Donation Program

    Sweet Maria's Small But Important Donation Program

    Sweet Maria's is an very small business, scratching to make ends meet and working like nuts to keep up with demand.

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  9. Jan - Feb - Mar 2007: When Excellent Isn’t Good Enough; It Could Be Worse…

    Jan - Feb - Mar 2007: When Excellent Isn’t Good Enough; It Could Be Worse…

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  10. Fruit or Ferment?

    Fruit or Ferment?

    I thought I had a good idea of what a fermented taint was but with discussions here and there...

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  11. Is it Coffee?

    Is it Coffee?

    There are laws concerning the maximum number of defects per 300 gram sample of coffee allowable to import into the U.S.

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  12. Oct - Nov - Dec 2006: A Coffee Philosophy; The Holiday Season

    Oct - Nov - Dec 2006: A Coffee Philosophy; The Holiday Season

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  13. Jul - Aug 2006: Paying Out the Nose for Quality Coffee!?!; Variety vs. the Old Standby

    Jul - Aug 2006: Paying Out the Nose for Quality Coffee!?!; Variety vs. the Old Standby

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  14. Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 2

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005, page 2

    Here we have Neto scoring the dry fragrance on the semi-final round of cupping.

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  15. Cafe do Brasil - 2005

    Cafe do Brasil - 2005

    Once again, October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brasil.

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  16. Diatribe Against Big Coffee Business and Mass-Packaging

    Diatribe Against Big Coffee Business and Mass-Packaging

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  17. I went to the SCAA in Seattle and all I got was this lousy pen

    I went to the SCAA in Seattle and all I got was this lousy pen

    I came in just after noon, checked in to the Crowne Plaza (the extra "e" means it's fancy, too fancy for me at least) and successfully avoided the SCAA show for the remainder of the day.

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  18. Technical Notes: Yemen Coffees

    Technical Notes: Yemen Coffees

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  19. St. Helena:  The Forgotten Coffee

    St. Helena: The Forgotten Coffee

    Well, a sample of the latest shipment from St. Helena has come in, and the the news is not good.

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  20. How To Buy Full Bags of Coffee ...  or not.

    How To Buy Full Bags of Coffee ... or not.

    Folks, I sometimes write my opinions in a fit of zealotry, and it is then I put my foot into my mouth up to the ankle.

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