We Lost a Good One…

We Lost a Good One…

Ward Barbee — long-time publisher of Fresh Cup Magazine — has passed on. It is with our deepest sadness that we give the news that Ward passed away on August 5. We will miss him for countless reasons, not the least of which were his generosity of spirit...

Coffee Notes from All Over

The New York Times offers an expansive look at the renewal underway in Rwanda thanks to specialty coffee and, in particular, the PEARL project: Rwanda, a tiny East African country recently rent by a famously savage civil war, has found hope in that most colonial of...
The Coolest Brewer You Never Heard Of?

The Coolest Brewer You Never Heard Of?

Bodum has done it again… in spite of themselves. The Bodum Mocca Brewer ups the ante on the traditional Italian stovetop espresso maker in much the same way that the eSantos Vac Pot raised the bar for the traditional vacuum coffee maker. At the same time...

Tasting: Seattle’s Best Organic Sumatra

Rating: [rating:3/5] This is the story about a coffee that got its big break: a spiffy new package — with birds and butterflies and lots and lots of green leaves — and brand new positioning in the organic aisle of your local supermarket. It had the look....

Want Decaf? Swish and Flick.

It reads like an invention of Hogwart’s own Professor Flitwick, but this magic wand appears real enough. Introducing… the decaffeinating swizzle stick. The scientific innovation, called molecularly-imprinted polymers, or MIP, is applied and used on the...

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