October 2009 Blog Posts (51)

O Canada! O Coffee!

Canadian Coffee & Tea The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show in Vancouver begins Wednesday, October 14 and runs through the 15th. Coffee Kids will have a booth (#205) in the exhibition hall and is also a sponsor of the show. If you plan to attend the show, stop by our booth and say hello to Coffee Kids’ Development Coordinator Joey Apodaca.

The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show is a celebration of the global… Continue

Added by Coffee Kids on October 6, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

SCAA's Summer Wrap Up

Even in Southern California, there are signs of fall evoking the question, “where did summer go”? Honestly, I’m not sure. It seems like just a week ago we all left Atlanta, energized from a great event and inspired to embark on a new set of projects. And then just like that…here we are, ready to start a new fiscal year.

While our busy summer may seem like a blur, there are a number of progress points and accomplishments to remind us where the… Continue

Added by Tara Shenson on October 5, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Field Trip to Slayer

Kat & Gail headed down to the Slayer HQ to check out the machine, interview the guys and have a demo. Founder Eric Perkunder and Sam from Equal Exchange gave us a great tour -- and some delicious espresso!

Check out the video tour here.

Read more detail on our blog post… Continue

Added by Kat Oak on October 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

the best technique for double rosettas?

I can pour two. but the first one looks half-way sloppy and the second one is very sloppy. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Bryan.

Added by Bryan Arndt on October 2, 2009 at 7:19pm — 1 Comment

Fresh Cup at Let's Talk Coffee in Nicaragua

The seventh-annual Let's Talk Coffee officially kicked off today in Montelimar, Nicaragua, with about 350 people from all facets of specialty coffee in attendance. Presented by Portland, Ore.-based coffee importer Sustainable Harvest, Let's Talk Coffee brings together people from various steps of the coffee supply chain—including farmers, roasters and importers—to discuss topics such as how to improve supply-chain quality and how to implement practices to do so. Sustainable Harvest founder… Continue

Added by Fresh Cup Magazine on October 2, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Burlap.....what is it good for?

I love coffee sacks. Don't get me wrong. I love the colourful designs and beautiful pictures of a colombian microlot. I love the soft texture, the basic identifying markings and the corded closing stitch of an co-op Ethiopian. But today there was no sweeter packaging than what my new Kenyan coffee came in. Kenya Ichanjeru AA Microlot comes in a square box with two 15 kilo vacuum sealed foil bags. Pulling one of those bricks of coffee made me think of the book Mr. Nice about a big time hash… Continue

Added by Sam Jones on October 1, 2009 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Coffee is Not Enough for Families

A recent article in Time Magazine looked at Fair Trade and some of the problems coffee farmers are experiencing (Fair Trade: What Price for Good Coffee?). Rick Peyser of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, who serves on our board, is interviewed in the piece.

image It all seems to come back to, 'coffee is not enough.' In many of these… Continue

Added by Coffee Kids on October 1, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

First Craft Fair

I'm so excited. We're doing our first fair and I'm running around like a chicken without a head! I'm equally excited. Anyone have any tips for me??

Added by Claudia Cabezas on October 1, 2009 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Coffee Protects the Brain from Cholesterol High cholesterol is responsible for many illnesses, not the least of which is a heightened risk of stroke. A 2008 study published in the Journal of Neuroi…

Coffee Protects the Brain from Cholesterol

High cholesterol is responsible for many illnesses, not the least of which is a heightened risk of stroke. A 2008 study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation suggests that caffeine equivalent to 6-7 cups of coffee a day just might protect the brain from the damages caused by cholesterol.

High cholesterol levels increase the risk of stroke in a number of ways. Cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, which is… Continue

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on October 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Guatemala coffee history

History of Coffee in Guatemala

While the world coffee crisis of the past few years has increased problems faced by the Mayan people in Guatemala, they have been facing a permanent crisis for centuries, ever since the Spaniards arrived and began to disrupt indigenous ways of life. This began when the Spanish crown awarded large swaths of land to settlers, and what had been traditional Mayan lands became large estates upon which the indigenous people were forced to work. Throughout the… Continue

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on October 1, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

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