Archive for May, 2010

Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica has long grown coffee, at one time, for a short while, it was one of the world’s largest producers of the crop. Much of the coffee comes from Jamaica’s famed Blue Mountains. Despite its reputation for quality I, like many coffee professionals, cannot remember a time in which it actually was great. I traveled […]

By May 28, 2010 Read Article
Mission Coffee Can.com – Web series about coffee?

Mission Coffee Can.com – Web series about coffee?

Coffee has never been successful on TV. We keep trying, but thus far, I think it’s fair to say that the beverage coffee just doesn’t translate well to the screen. Why I’m not sure, having a foot in both subjects, as a producer for much of my adult life, and a coffee lover and writer. […]

By May 10, 2010 Read Article
Micro to Macro: Southern California Coffees

Micro to Macro: Southern California Coffees

This month’s cupping of forty-two coffees from seventeen southern California roasters hints at a drama that is currently enlivening the coffee scenes of other American metropolises: Newer, smaller roasting companies that put more focus on medium-roasted small lots of precisely sourced coffees are pressing older, often larger companies that produce darker-roasted versions of more generic […]

World Coffee Conference – New twists at a global meeting of coffee and government leaders

World Coffee Conference – New twists at a global meeting of coffee and government leaders

Demand has been increasing faster than supply for a number of years now. This is a typical cycle after a disastrous and widely felt historic low. But it seems that this may not be an ordinary cycle and most producers may not be able to recover to meet the rising demand as new and powerful […]