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Kenyan Coffee, Gifts from the Owner of Snow

Mt. Kenya was a ghost ship on the horizon, its existence only rumored among Europeans for decades. Although it seems …

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From the Valley of the Moon to Prices Over the Moon, Panama Coffee has Come a Long Way

In the 1884 edition of Coffee: From Plantation to Cup, Francis Thurber writes “Recently some 70,000 trees have been planted in the Chiriquí district, in the state of Panama, and this marks the beginning of the enterprise in that state.” The word Chiriquí has indigenous origins and means “valley of the moon.”

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A Roaster’s Field Guide to Coffee Retailers

If your company roasts coffee for wholesale, you are undoubtedly an observer of retailers that sell coffee as they are …

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Roaster’s Guide to Attending the Specialty Coffee Expo

Thirty-five years ago, in a room at Hotel Louisa in San Francisco, a small group of coffee roasters and importers …

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The Mystery And Majesty Of Coffee Milk

Outside of New England, ask 10 people about coffee milk, the official "state drink" of Rhode Island, and you’ll get seven or eight blank stares.

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Coffee Farmers and COVID

Many coffee farmers experienced a decrease in income during the pandemic resulting in drop in production.

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