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This Is Where Your Coffee Comes From

Farmers sift coffee cherries at a plantation, Lambari, Brazil, 2010.Courtesy of Steve McCurry/Phaidon A cup of coffee prepared quickly and consumed …

Steve McCurry

Coffee Culture in Western Michigan: The Next Big Thing is Already Here

Western Michigan’s microroasters and specialty cafés just might be United States specialty-coffee industry’s biggest trendsetters

By Jeremy Martin


Former executives: Keurig social investments wane

UNDERHILL – Rick Peyser, the man most responsible for the social conscience of Keurig Green Mountain, is making a cup of coffee with a Chemex brewer, …

Tibaldo: Third Wave Coffee: 'Coffeeology and Caffeination' (Last of 2 parts)

COLD coffee drink is not yet common in the Philippines but canned lattes and espressos are already available in 24 hour kiosks and stop-over stores …


Tibaldo: Third Wave Coffee: “Coffeeology and Caffeination” (part 1)

WITH the growing popularity of specialty coffee shops and increasing number of young people who regularly consume blended drinks like Espresso, …


Review: Is a Gorgeous Pour-Over Coffee Maker Worth $500?

Coffee is important. And when you make it in the morning, two elements are key: flavor and simplicity.

The Ratio Eight coffee machine makes delicious …

SCAA Cancels Regional Barista Competitions

Why we’re gravely disappointed in the SCAA’s decision to eliminate regional barista competitions—and the method by which they made the announcement


What's Your Real Dose?

Chatting away with Jonathan at Repack espresso(conveniently located near my house) this morning was the beginning of this blog. I thought the …


5 Trendy Ways to Get Your Coffee Fix (And What to Know About Each)

Photo: Getty ImagesAmericans are certifiably obsessed with coffee. Nearly 60% of Americans age 18 and up report they drink coffee on any given day, …


Bean Scene

Coffees with Imagination


French Truck Coffee

jeffery johnston PHOTOGRAPH

New Orleans has always been a coffee town, but the awkward truth is …

How Larry Bourgeois became the patron saint of espresso

His friends and grandkids call him “Bobo.” Others have called him a madman, a genius and their very own “spiritual sherpa.”

He’s a cultural …


The best coffeemaker

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After two months surveying readers; interviewing coffee experts; researching makes, models, and reviews; and testing five finalist machines with a 10-person tasting …


ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder

“Thank you all very much,” Update 57 concluded, by way of goodbye. “Working on this project was the most ambitious and meaningful undertaking any of us have ever attempted. Getting to know all of you, and working to create some seriously cool technology, was one of the most rewarding things we’ve …


Adobe Unveils Lightroom CC: Speed Boost, RAW HDR and Pano, Face Finding, and More

Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of …

Adobe Photoshop

Calgarian Ben Put takes third in world barista competition

A Calgary barista has clinched third in an international competition that pits coffee experts against each other.Ben Put, one of the three founders …


Bonavita BV1800SS Auto Drip Coffee Maker

Almost from the time the company was founded, Bonavita has made it clear they want to hear from baristas -- both home and "professional" -- about …

La Marzocco Linea Mini

In this first look's preamble, I gave a bit of history on La Marzocco and their efforts for the home market. It's important to note the famed La …

KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Maker

Coffee Mixology: A Primer

Espresso or drip? Alcoholic or not? Shaken, stirred, mixed, or blended? A guide to coffee cocktails from a barista who has made hundreds.

For the most part, I'm a coffee purist: black, no milk, no sugar. I appreciate a variety of preparation methods, but espresso is my favorite. By design, the …

K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing Keurig coffee pod system

The man who invented the K-Cup coffee pod almost 20 years ago says he regrets doing so, and he can't understand the popularity of the products that …

Women-Focused Ugandan Cooperative Earns 2015 SCAA Sustainability Award

Photo by the Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union in Western Uganda

The Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union, whose women-centered value chain development …


Elysian Coffee brews connections closer to the source

The skinny wooden table is laid with clusters of glasses, each one numbered. After 30 minutes of mute tasting punctuated by slurping, the …

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You?

There was probably a time when Starbucks did things small. That time was more than 30 years and 21,000 stores ago. The newest Starbucks—the Starbucks …

Macau's love of speciality coffee set to rival that of Hong Kong

It has taken just a handful of enthusiasts and a couple of years to change the habits of coffee drinkers in Macau.


Five on Food: Justin Kirkus, manager of Coffeeology

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In Defense of Terrible Coffee

Mass-brand coffee remains the dominant coffee in the U.S., even in this era of gourmet coffee. And that's okay

One June morning years ago, during a cross-country bike trip, my brothers, a couple of friends, and I sat in a diner in Sandpoint, Idaho, waiting for a drizzle to pass, eating eggs and …

Vancouver coffee shops thrive in a crowded marketplace (with video)

VANCOUVER — The first thing coffee entrepreneur Barney McKenzie does is introduce Norm.

Norm, it turns out, is a six-foot 16-year-old potted coffee …

Expanded Thoughts on Coffee as an Affordable Luxury

I tweeted today something that seemed to become a popular retweet:

“Let’s put something in perspective:
Even at $25/lb, coffee is still cheaper, brewed …