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STARBUCKS RESHUFFLES SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM

STARBUCKS RESHUFFLES SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Nick BaskettJune 18, 20212 min read

Starbucks Corporation announced the promotions of John Culver as group president, North America and chief operating officer, Michael Conway to…

A GUIDE TO BUYING COFFEE

A GUIDE TO BUYING COFFEE

Jacob ElsterJune 18, 2021

If you’re beginning your journey into coffee buying, you could start with an education in accounting, agronomy, biochemistry, finance, geology,…

JDE PEET’S ACQUIRES CAMPOS COFFEE

JDE PEET’S ACQUIRES CAMPOS COFFEE

Nick BaskettJune 17, 2021

One of Sydney’s favourite roasters has been snapped up by Dutch coffee giant, JDE. Campos Coffee is a speciality coffee…

NESPRESSO STARTS $174M EXPANSION OF ROMONT PRODUCTION CENTER IN SWITZERLAND

NESPRESSO STARTS $174M EXPANSION OF ROMONT PRODUCTION CENTER IN SWITZERLAND

Nick BaskettJune 17, 2021

Nespresso has marked the start of the construction of the expansion of its production centre in Romont, Switzerland. The laying of…

OSMA UNIQUE DESIGN MAKES COLD BREW COFFEE IN LESS THAN 2 MINS

OSMA UNIQUE DESIGN MAKES COLD BREW COFFEE IN LESS THAN 2 MINS

Nick BaskettJune 17, 2021

The Osma is a compact device that looks like a home espresso machine but functions very differently. That’s because the…

ARABICA PRICES SOFTEN ON BRAZIL FORECAST

ARABICA PRICES SOFTEN ON BRAZIL FORECAST

Nick BaskettJune 16, 2021

Arabica coffee futures listed on ICE moved downward on Tuesday following forecasted rain in Brazil. The prices for September’s arabica…

long reads

A GUIDE TO BUYING COFFEE

A GUIDE TO BUYING COFFEE

Jacob ElsterJune 18, 20218 min read

If you’re beginning your journey into coffee buying, you could start with an education in accounting, agronomy, biochemistry, finance, geology,…

THE UNIQUE WAY OF JAPANESE LATTE ART

THE UNIQUE WAY OF JAPANESE LATTE ART

Azra SyakirahJune 10, 2021

Introduction I believe that a cup of coffee is a work of art, whether it’s the coffee beans used or…

COFFEE TRENDS – GOING BIG AND GOING HOME

COFFEE TRENDS – GOING BIG AND GOING HOME

Nick BaskettJune 7, 2021

Looking back on the last year of a lockdown it is easy to see changes in consumer behavior.  Some are…

MY FAVOURITE TOKYO COFFEE SHOPS

MY FAVOURITE TOKYO COFFEE SHOPS

Azra SyakirahMay 19, 2021

Introduction Most travellers to Japan dream of tasting the best sake and matcha green tea, but that doesn’t stop coffee…

JAPAN’S OBSESSION WITH CANNED COFFEE

JAPAN’S OBSESSION WITH CANNED COFFEE

Azra SyakirahMay 3, 2021

Between morning rush hours and jam-packed back-to-back meetings, not everyone has the luxury of time to sit down and sip…

other news

STARBUCKS WILL INTRODUCE A UNIQUE RE-USABLE CUP SHARE ACROSS EUROPE

Azra SyakirahJune 11, 20213 min read

Starbucks announced that it will introduce a unique reusable Cup-Share program in all stores across Europe, the Middle East and…

STARBUCKS REMOVES 25 ITEMS FROM U.S. MENU AFTER SUPPLY SHORTAGE

Nick BaskettJune 10, 2021

Social media is buzzing with news that Starbucks staff are using 3rd party and generic ingredients to make drinks as…

EXCESSIVE CAFFEINE LINK TO EYE DISEASE

Nick BaskettJune 9, 2021

The eye disease, glaucoma, is the single biggest cause of blindness in the United States, affecting about 1.9 per cent…

SCA OPENS REGISTRATION FOR SPECIALITY COFFEE EXPO 2021

Nick BaskettJune 2, 2021

Features at ExpoOver 400 exhibitors showcase their most innovative products and services at Expo with many competing for the show’s…

CUP OF EXCELLENCE RESULTS FOR NICARAGUA, 2021

Nick BaskettMay 21, 2021

The 2021 Cup of Excellence Awards for Nicaragua has been announced. The top four coffee’s all scored over 90, and…

PRET A MANGER TRIES A PIVOT TO SUPERMARKETS

Nick BaskettMay 12, 2021

The company that had the motto ‘follow the skyscrapers’ – a reference to opening stores based around offices, is experimenting…

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Interviews

MAURO EPIS OF LELIT TELLS THE STORY OF THE BIANCA ESPRESSO MACHINE

Nick BaskettApril 27, 20216 min read
MAURO EPIS OF LELIT TELLS THE STORY OF THE BIANCA ESPRESSO MACHINE

LELIT is an Italian espresso machine manufacturer that has attracted a huge following of fans over the last few years. The company is making machines that people want, and somehow is doing it at a price point that undercuts the…

BARTALKS INTERVIEWS – MICHAEL CHRISMENT, CEO FARMER CONNECT

Nick BaskettApril 25, 202140 min read
BARTALKS INTERVIEWS – MICHAEL CHRISMENT, CEO FARMER CONNECT

Farmer Connect is solving a number of problems in the coffee, and cocoa supply chain. As the company name suggests the business enables consumers to learn about and connect with the farmers that produce the products. This connection produces value…

INTERVIEW WITH DEMETRIA CEO – GIVING FARMERS A.I. TECH TO GRADE BEANS

Nick BaskettMarch 5, 202129 min read
INTERVIEW WITH DEMETRIA CEO – GIVING FARMERS A.I. TECH TO GRADE BEANS

Introduction to the Interview Felipe Ayerbe talks with Nick Baskett about their company’s technology that allows any farmer with a smartphone and a small handheld scanner to identify the quality of their beans. Felipe explains how the technology works, and…

THE ATOMO STORY! WHY FUTURE COFFEE MAY NOT CONTAIN COFFEE

Nick BaskettNovember 16, 202045 min read
THE ATOMO STORY! WHY FUTURE COFFEE MAY NOT CONTAIN COFFEE

Atomo is a gutsy startup doing what seems impossible or insane, or possibly both. They are making coffee without using any parts of a coffee plant. Why would anyone do this? It turns out there are some good reasons. Watch…

BARTALKS TALKS A.I. AND ROASTERS WITH CROPSTER

Nick BaskettAugust 26, 202036 min read
BARTALKS TALKS A.I. AND ROASTERS WITH CROPSTER

Get Geeky with Cropster as they talk about how A.I. works with their innovative roasting software. Transcription of the interview is below for those that like to read, but I recommend to watch the video below or get it on…

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