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Get to Know The Coffee Plant

Get to Know The Coffee Plant

When we sip on that delicious latte or filter brew, it’s easy to forget that our favorite drink comes from a plant. Yet millions of coffee trees grow around the world, their fruit powering us through the day. But what does a coffee plant actually look like? How many...

How Many People in the United States Drink Specialty Coffee?

How Many People in the United States Drink Specialty Coffee?

2017 U.S. Specialty Coffee Consumption Trends Infographic The full version of the following post was first published on SCA News By Heather Ward Specialty coffee consumption in the U.S. is growing, and 2017 saw a significant increase in daily specialty coffee...

Has Cold Brew Coffee Paved the Way for Cold Brew Cocoa?

Has Cold Brew Coffee Paved the Way for Cold Brew Cocoa?

There was a brief window heading into the summer of 2015 when all kinds of food-focused publications were ready to declare cold brewed cocoa the next big drink trend. Then it really wasn’t. We’re not totally sure who was first behind the cold brew cocoa buzz that year...

Geisha vs Bourbon: A Crash Course in Coffee Varieties

Geisha vs Bourbon: A Crash Course in Coffee Varieties

In wine, varieties reign supreme. Everybody knows what a Merlot is, or a Chardonnay. But in the coffee world, they’re less understood. You might know of Geisha, but do you know the difference between a Bourbon and a Typica? Or why that matters? If you answered “no” to...

Record Coffee Earns $601 Per Pound at Best of Panama Auction

Record Coffee Earns $601 Per Pound at Best of Panama Auction

  The recent Best of Panama coffee auction, presented by the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama, shattered previous price records, with one winning 100-pound lot from Hacienda La Esmeralda fetching a whopping $601.00 USD per pound, the highest price ever paid...