Understanding the Process: Swiss Water Decaffeination

Understanding the Process: Swiss Water Decaffeination

Continuing our series on coffee processing, we learn about Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee, a 100% chemical-free decaffeination method.  BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Swiss Water Delving into the amazing world of high-quality coffee, one thing you notice is the incredible difference in flavors and aromas of every single coffee.  No single specialty … Read more

The Green Ocean Coffee Project Is Reviving Clew Bay

The Green Ocean Coffee Project Is Reviving Clew Bay

Watermark Coffee is working with the Clew Bay Oyster Co-Op to restore oysters and reduce coastal erosion by using coffee purchases to fund seabed restoration.  BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Featured photo courtesy of Watermark Coffee As the world grapples with environmental issues and climate change, it has become increasingly important for businesses to be … Read more

The Portland Café Guide: Redux

We uncover more of PDX’s specialty-coffee standouts: Keeper Coffee Co., Proud Mary, and Guilder Café. BY EMILY JOY MENESES BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Feature photo by Peter Bucks via Unsplash In part one of our Portland Café Guide, we began our exploration of the city’s ever-expanding specialty-coffee scene with notable cafés Prince Coffee, Deadstock Coffee, Portland … Read more

Congrats to the Top-Ranking Qualifiers at U.S. CoffeeChamps Denver

Dozens of coffee professionals competed at qualifiers this weekend in Colorado for coveted spots at the U.S. Coffee Championships next month. BY J. MARIE CARLANBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Cover photo by J. Marie Carlan For competitive coffee professionals in the USA, the U.S. Coffee Championships are the place to be. Over the weekend, the second USCC … Read more

A Look at Digital Coffee Future’s Digital Origin Education Program

The new program connects coffee producers to one another, provides them with educational resources, and more. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of the Cocaerol, Comal & Amprocal cooperatives in Honduras Since 2021, Digital Coffee Future (DCF) has been working on a digital training program to address the needs of coffee producers. In September … Read more

3 Elements Coffee: Supporting Veterans, One Cup at a Time  

The Australian roasting company helps to create opportunities for veteran communities.  BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of 3 Elements Coffee  Brisbane, Australia-based 3 Elements Coffee, founded by Navy veteran Terry McNally in 2016, has a mission to support the transition of ex-military personnel into the commercial workspace. To help achieve their goal and raise … Read more

World Coffee Research Launches Global Coffee Breeding Network

Called Innovea, the network will aim to secure long-term supplies of coffee and improve climate resilience through breeding. BY CHRIS RYANBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of World Coffee Research Last month, during the Sintercafe coffee expo in Costa Rica, industry nonprofit World Coffee Research (WCR) made an announcement with much potential to impact coffee’s future … Read more

Christmas and Coffee in the Nordics: Part One

Welcome to winter in the Nordics, where comfort and coziness are sacred rituals. BY JOSEPH PHELANSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured image courtesy of Joseph Phelan The people of Northern Europe take Christmas particularly seriously. For those who reside in the Nordics, it is more than just an opportunity to take a few days off … Read more

A Conversation With 2022 U.S. Barista Champ Morgan Eckroth: Part Two

We continue our chat with this year’s U.S. Barista champ about their selected coffees, and how their rewarding experiences will shape both their life ethos and content moving forward. BY KATRINA YENTCHBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Cover photo by Niki Weegens Yesterday, we began a conversation with 2022 U.S. Barista champion Morgan Eckroth (she/they), a barista at … Read more