In-Depth Coffee Reporting
From Eater National: How to taste Coffee
This piece walks readers through the standard cup profile characteristics similar to what is found on a cupping form, with some added insight on coffee menu fixtures. Click through image to read on.
For a separate article on the result of coffee processing in the cup profile, as informed by a few of the nation's top competing baristas, click here.
The organization behind Juan VAldez
Gives both passive and avid coffee drinkers a glimpse into the significant role FNC plays in Colombian Coffee production, focusing on the substantial infrastructure it builds for both the industry and the nation as well as highlighting some of the frustration its multi-national scale has elicited from the smallholder farmers it represents.
How art and coffee birthed Miami's Hippest Neighborhood
Focuses on an organic and symbiotic relationship between coffee and graffiti art in the Wynwood district of Miami. Panther Coffee owners Leticia and Joel Pollock and featured artist Jenny Perez follow parallel arcs in their respective crafts over a period of five years.
Supply chain transparency in the coffee and seafood industries
A look at forced labor and the corporations implementing "line of sight" initiatives through legislative and consumer-based pressure for transparency. Insight from Verite's Quinn Kepes, CRS' Michael Sheridan, UFW's Erik Nicholson, and bill sponsor, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).
ON Shopping Spree, JAB HOldings ACquires Specialty Coffee's Biggest Brands
A look into the consolidation of craft coffee's most celebrated brands, including some third-wave history as well as speculation on some of the potential outcomes. Insight from World Coffee Research's Hanna Neuschwander (author of Left Coast Roast), SCAA Executive Director Ric Rhinehart and representatives from Peet's, Intelligentsia, Stumptown and Counter Culture.