Listen to pod cast in Pagea Global Ideas I have always enjoyed all the anecdotes that friends in the coffee industry share about their visits to so many origins in search of their own favorite coffee. Well, that is exactly what the series Dangerous Grounds is showcasing: all the Indiana Jones of coffee represented by … More Direct Trade inspiring coffee series second season
It seems that 2014 started out with low expectations on coffee prices. Is that any news? Not really. Coffee is a very volatile commodity with story of low prices most of the time. I remember when I started to work in the coffee sector in 1999, prices were falling rapidly and they reached the lowest in … More Too much coffee, not good enough?
Ired4U will celebrate its first anniversary October 22. As fast as you can read it, what started to be a personal/professional activity to monitor coffee news has now become my daily inspiring activity that combines my communication background with my passion for coffee. When I decided to monitor daily, most people thought it would be too … More Ired4U’s first anniversary.
According to a post published by Ticotimes.net in August 23 edition, two new types of rust were found in samples collected in Coto Brus, near the border with Panama. ICAFE (Costa Rican Coffee Institute), conducted the sampling, and the Rust Research Center of Portugal did the analysis confirming that these two types are different to the one registered … More Coffee rust new varieties found in Costa Rica
An easy to comprehend introduction to coffee Arabica specie, where it comes from, why is it unique, how weather variability affects it and what is being done to protect it from extinction. Research is one of the most difficult to achieve objectives due to lack of financial resources. Recently, World Coffee Research announced a check … More Kew Gardens – Beyond the Gardens – The Forgotten Home of Coffee
You would think so if you consider that leaf rust and other diseases are rapidly adapting to new variables of weather. But it is interesting to learn from the marketplace when all these predictions are taking place. Look at Colombia! Who would think that they would recover from such a loss due to that terrible … More Running out of coffee?
Coming back to SCAA in Boston made me realize how time has gone. First time I ever attended SCAA was when I was working with the Guatemalan Coffee Growers Association in 1999. Liz Rodriguez, how was then the marketing coordinator, asked me to organize Guatemala’s participation at the exhibition in Philadelphia. It was a lot … More Back in time nourishing the present in coffee
Tal y como lo estás leyendo! Contra todo pronóstico, Guatemala realizará el IX Campeonato de Baristas del 5 al 7 abril, de 10:00 a 18:00, en Fontabella, uno de los centros comerciales más elegantes de América Central. La recién integrada organización guatemalteca Eventos Cafés Especiales (ECEG) aceptó la maratón de la organización y el cumplimiento … More Yes, Guatemala is having a Barista Championship
It is true that leaf rust has caused major damage in the coffee sector. And it will cause more in the next harvest season. Estimates account around 40% less production for the 2013-2014 crop. Just in Guatemala (but estimates are similar in Central America), 70% of the total production has been hit by the Hemileia Vastatrix … More Coffee leaf rust: react, act and adapt
Miki Suzuki, World Barista Champion 2012 finalist brewing coffee for attendees at the III IWCA-Guatemala February 7-9, 2013. We all remember her skills, profession and care for excellence in coffee. We are honored with her visit. Welcome to Guatemala! Her visit is possible thanks to In kind Sponsor: Maruyama Coffee
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