Melissa Allison's Blog – April 2009 Archive (10)

Photo of the old Espresso Vivace being worked over by bulldozers on Capitol Hill

Added by Melissa Allison on April 29, 2009 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Is Seattle big enough for two walking-themed coffee tours?

Added by Melissa Allison on April 28, 2009 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Another Sumatran coffee tasting at Caffe Vita, 10 a.m. Friday

Added by Melissa Allison on April 23, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Caffe Vita hosts tasting of civet (and other) coffees with growers from Sumatra

Someone wrote to tell me that civets don't live in Sumatra, so it'll be interesting to find out what these farmers have to do with that coffee. Maybe they grow the beans that are fed to civets elsehwhere?

Added by Melissa Allison on April 22, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Slayer espresso machine set to blow minds in Atlanta this weekend

Added by Melissa Allison on April 17, 2009 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Slow, social Ethiopian ritual is the ultimate coffee experience

Added by Melissa Allison on April 6, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Roasters, importers find it hard to get Ethiopian coffee they want

I'd love to know what you're hearing about this issue.

By Melissa Allison

Seattle Times business reporter

U.S. coffee importers and roasters are worried that a new auction system in Ethiopia makes it almost impossible for them to buy coffee from the particular farmers whose beans they want.

The system, overseen by the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, mixes coffee beans from different growers before selling them for export.

That's a big deal to… Continue

Added by Melissa Allison on April 3, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Who's getting coffee from Ethiopia right now?

Added by Melissa Allison on April 1, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

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