In-Depth Coffee Reporting for the Curious Consumer

From Eater National: How to taste Coffee

Photo by Nate Robinson. Honey process at Finca Los Planes, Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Photo by Nate Robinson. Honey process at Finca Los Planes, Chalatenango, El Salvador.

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

Photo by Jimmy Sherfey: FNC extensionist shows green coffee cherry affected by broca.

Gives average readers 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

Photo by Nate Robinson: Graffiti artist Jenny Perez in front her Wynwood Mural near Panther Coffee.

Photo by Nate Robinson: Graffiti artist Jenny Perez in front her Wynwood Mural near Panther Coffee.

Focuses on an organic and symbiotic relationship between coffee and graffiti art in the Wynwood district of Miami. Panther Coffee owners, Leticia & 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

Illustration by Rose Wong, courtesy of Eater.com

Illustration by Rose Wong, courtesy of Eater.com

A look at forced labor and the corporations implementing "line of sight" initiatives through legislation and consumer calls 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

Photo by Jimmy Sherfey: Coffee fields surrounding central plaza in Pijao, Quindio, Colombia.

Photo by Jimmy Sherfey: Coffee fields surrounding central plaza in Pijao, Quindio, Colombia.

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, Representatives from Peet's, Intelligentsia, Stumptown, and Counter Culture.