Coffee in the News
Coffee prices soared 25% in June 2010 due to a temporary supply shortage of Arabica beans before dropping back a bit in July.
Drinking caffeine-laced coffee at midlife may reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the Jan. 2009 issue of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
"S" as in Sexy: New Specialty Offerings from Brazil - Coffee Review
The fact that at least half of the American roasters submitting coffees for this month's cupping spelled Brazil with an "s" - the Portuguese-Brazilian spelling - may be symptomatic of what has happened of late to the reputation of high-end coffees from that country. The spelling implies that these are not your old-fashioned, low-grown, stolid Brazils of years past, but Brasils with an "s" - something exotic, interesting, perhaps sexy.
Battered Starbucks Attempts to Reinvent Itself by Going Green - The Daily Green
To be fair, Starbucks has never been implicated as a worst actor. In fact, the company has always bought high quality coffee, has long paid more than rock-bottom prices, and has supported the Fair Trade movement -- although many activists have also long charged that the company has not done nearly enough considering their brand power.
McDonald's attempts to move in on the specialty coffee market in the United States are off to a slow start, industry analysts said.
Sites of Interest
- CoffeeForum.com — General coffee forum and review community. With forums and reviews on every coffee topic like equipment, beans, roasting, espresso, drip and more.
- Burr Coffee Grinder Guide
- I Need Coffee
- Coffee Origin's Encyclopedia
- Bellissimo Coffee Info Group
- My Coffee Story
- Home Coffee Roasting
- Specialty Coffee Association of America
- Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
- Coffee Review
- International Coffee Organization
- The Coffee Expert's Group
- VDP Coffee
- Coffee Universe
- Coffee @ nationalgeographic_com
- Coffee Craze Spread With Islam
- Koffee History
- Coffee History, Cultivation, Botanical Notes