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March 2015 Blog Posts (18)

Major Changes Coming to the 2016 World Barista Championship

by: Daily coffee news

Major changes are coming to the World Barista Championship format beginning in 2016, including a single grinder limitation, a new espresso machine model and a new “milk drink course” that replaces the 15-year-old “cappuccino” component.…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 30, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Meet the 23-Year-Old Behind the Farmer-Concerned Snack Brand Cherry Hero

by:Daily Coffee news

In 2012, David Boyle met a group of Ethiopian coffee farmers  while visiting Durban, South Africa. The farmers had relocated because they had been unable to make enough income from coffee farming to feed their families.

It was Boyle’s first educational lesson on…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 30, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Java Jog 2014: Where Did the Money Go?

By: Beth Ann Caspersen

Change can be difficult to perceive from 8,300 miles away, but the $35,000 raised at last year’s Java Jog for a Cause — held in conjunction with the SCAA Event…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 30, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

By: Daily Coffee News

On a continental level, the coffee segment remains largely subsistence-based, rather than entrepreneurial in nature, the ICO says: “Farmers need sustainable income generation and long term livelihood security.”

The group describes a kind of snowball effect…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 25, 2015 at 6:10am — No Comments

New ICO Study Takes Long View of Continent-Wide Sustainability Issues in Africa

By: Daily Coffee News

On a continental level, the coffee segment remains largely subsistence-based, rather than entrepreneurial in nature, the ICO says: “Farmers need sustainable income generation and long term livelihood security.”

The group describes a kind of snowball effect…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 25, 2015 at 6:10am — No Comments

Coffee and Cannabis for a Cause Coming to Seattle in April

By: Daily Coffee News

Definitions three and four most apply here. Lacey, Wash.-based coffee equipment and accessory seller Espresso Parts is teaming up with Seattle-based cannabis accoutrements seller …

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 25, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

Recipe: How to Make Bulletproof Coffee®…And Make Your Morning Bulletproof Too

by Dave Asprey ~ bulletproofexec

When people hear more than half my calories come from healthy fats, one of the most common questions after “Why?” is “How?”

Enter, Bulletproof Coffee.

What Is Bulletproof Coffee? How Do I Make It?

I start the day with a cup of…

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Added by Patrick on March 18, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Behmor Unveiling ‘Connected’ Roaster and Brewer Models

By:Daily coffee News

 

The Behmor 1600 Connected

Home coffee equipment maker Behmor has refashioned its popular 1-pound-capacity 1600 roaster with app-integrated technology. The…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 18, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Cyclone Pam’s Horrible Destruction of Lives and Coffee On Tanna Island, Vanuatu

By: Daily Coffee News

The full extent of the damage to the coffee industry in Vanuatu may not be known for months, even years, but aid is unquestionably needed now.

Winds of 300-plus miles per hour devastated much of the South Pacific island nation Friday and Saturday, while today there…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 18, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Coffee People Potential (Video)

By: Daily Coffee News

The video, like Long Miles itself, is very much focused on the correlation between problem and solution. In it, Long Miles founder Ben Carlson says:

What we’re seeing is, the problem is poor maintenance. That also means potential. The potential is, if these poorly…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 12, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

From Problem to Opportunity in Coffee-Reliant Burundi

By:Daily Coffee News

Burundi is one of the poorest coffee-producing countries in the world, and this is by no means coincidental to a lack of development in the coffee sector.

UN experts in food security in 2013…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 12, 2015 at 8:20am — No Comments

Why Social and Environmental Impact Matter in the Lending Game at Origin

By: Daily coffee News

Root Capital, the pioneering agriculture investment fund operating in some of the poorest parts of Africa and Latin America, has revised its “social and environmental…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 12, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

What Coffee Really Does to Your Skin

By: Daily Coffee News

Coffee may protect you from more than an afternoon slump — if you drink enough of it. A massive new study suggests that drinking lots…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 6, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Coffee Prices Continue Decline Despite Production Deficit Predictions, ICO Says

By: Daily Coffee News

Green coffee prices continued in a downward slide through February, despite recent estimates that global production will result in a deficit this year, according to the latest…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 5, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

By: Daily Coffee News

The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union, whose women-centered value chain development framework has proven successful in Western Uganda and beyond for more than a decade, is being awarded the…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 3, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

Inside Zagat’s 2015 Coffee Consumer Trends Survey

By: Daily Coffee News

Google-owned restaurant review surveyor Zagat has released its third annual National Coffee Survey, including some illuminating results on how much U.S.…

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Added by Eileen Mulaa on March 3, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

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