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

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

Nick BaskettJune 10, 20211 min read

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

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…

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE CARBON OFFSET MARKET

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE CARBON OFFSET MARKET

Nick BaskettJune 9, 2021

Reference to Net Zero emissions feature heavily press releases and companies sustainability reports. But less visible are details on how…

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…

BEAN TALK – THE BEST BEANS SO FAR IN 2021

BEAN TALK – THE BEST BEANS SO FAR IN 2021

Nick BaskettJune 7, 2021

Our favourite beans so far this year, and some that are a bit of a disappointment. What is good is…

COFFEE NEWSCAST 7-06-2021

COFFEE NEWSCAST 7-06-2021

Nick BaskettJune 7, 2021

Last weeks’ round-up of the news is out in pure harmonious audio. Get it from the Podcast page / Coffee…

long reads

INTERVIEW WITH LA MARZOCCO’S DESIGNER ABOUT THE NEW GB5

INTERVIEW WITH LA MARZOCCO’S DESIGNER ABOUT THE NEW GB5

Nick BaskettApril 19, 202125 min read

We were delighted to interview the wonderful Stefano Della Peitra from La Marzocco about the design of the new GB5,…

VISIT TO THE MATAYOSHI OKINAWA COFFEE FARM – PART II

VISIT TO THE MATAYOSHI OKINAWA COFFEE FARM – PART II

Azra SyakirahApril 8, 2021

From Seed to Beans Now, this is when I see a slight resemblance to what I know coffee beans to…

MARK GLENN OF CONSCIOUS COFFEES INTERVIEW – PART II

MARK GLENN OF CONSCIOUS COFFEES INTERVIEW – PART II

Dustin BaileyApril 4, 2021

This article is the second in a 2 part interview – the first part can be found here. DB: I’m…

WE VISIT THE MATAYOSHI OKINAWA COFFEE FARM – PART 1

WE VISIT THE MATAYOSHI OKINAWA COFFEE FARM – PART 1

Azra SyakirahMarch 29, 2021

Introduction Japan imports coffee from over 40 different countries, and with such a prominent coffee culture that took off after…

A CONVERSATION WITH MARK GLENN OF CONSCIOUS COFFEES

A CONVERSATION WITH MARK GLENN OF CONSCIOUS COFFEES

Dustin BaileyMarch 22, 2021

Mark Glenn is a co-founder of Conscious Coffees alongside owners Craig and Laura Lamberty, a wholesome coffee roaster in Boulder,…

other news

SPECIALITY COFFEE EXPO WILL GO AHEAD THIS OCTOBER

Nick BaskettMay 8, 20212 min read

The return to normality continues as the SCA announced the physical trade show will be back in October sporting features…

HOW A BRIXTON COFFEE ROASTER ADAPTED THEIR BUSINESS DURING THE PANDEMIC

Nick BaskettApril 30, 2021

Brixton-based coffee roaster, Volcano Coffee Works, saw an initial revenue drop of 75% during the first lockdown of the pandemic…

COLOMBIA CUP OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Nick BaskettApril 28, 2021

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence has published the top-scoring coffees for 2021, Colombia. The coffees were cupped at least five…

LUCKIN COFFEE DEFIES ANALYSTS AND RAISES $250M. AUDITOR RESIGNS.

Nick BaskettApril 25, 2021

Luckin Coffee Inc. stock shot up almost 7% after the company announced new investment of $250 million. However, at the…

STARBUCKS SOUTH KOREA TO END DISPOSABLE CUPS BY 2025

Dustin BaileyApril 14, 2021

In an effort to minimize their carbon footprint, Starbucks Korea revealed their plan to “become resource positive” and reduce their…

NESTLÉ ROLLS OUT CONTACTLESS COFFEE MACHINES

monica chanMarch 23, 2021

Nestlé rolls out contactless coffee machines in preparation of people returning to work. As the on-going global Covid pandemic lockdowns and…

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Interviews

INTERVIEW WITH FROM COFFEE WITH LOVE

Nick BaskettAugust 3, 20201 min read
INTERVIEW WITH FROM COFFEE WITH LOVE

Lameen Muhammed Abdul-Malek left his job in the U.N. where he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and moved to Cape Town with his wife and family to follow his dream of running a specialist coffee shop. Lameen is launching…

ALGRANO INTERVIEW WITH FOUNDER GILLES BRUNNER

Nick BaskettJuly 27, 20203 min read
ALGRANO INTERVIEW WITH FOUNDER GILLES BRUNNER

Brunner co-founded Algrano in Brazil early in 2015 and started developing a platform to support a direct trade model, making them one of the early pioneers in the market. Almost 5 years on they have established themselves as a leading…

CHAMPIONING THE SMALL COFFEE PRODUCERS – PHILIPPE JUGLAR AVPA

Nick BaskettJuly 13, 20201 min read
CHAMPIONING THE SMALL COFFEE PRODUCERS – PHILIPPE JUGLAR AVPA

Philipple Juglar started his career in the Coffee industry in the 1980’s. Now he is the president of AVPA, an NGO that recognises small producers in a variety of industries through their annual awards. Nick Baskett from Bartalks talks with…

BARTALKS INTERVIEW: MAVERICK CHOCOLATE

Nick BaskettJune 24, 20201 min read
BARTALKS INTERVIEW: MAVERICK CHOCOLATE

In our interview with Paul Picton, founder of Maverick Chocolate based out of Cincinnati, Ohio we cover a lot! Paul is an ex-engineer who travelled the world, always bringing back chocolate for his wife Marlene. When Paul lost his job…

BARTALKS TALKS DIRECT TRADE WITH ‘THOSE COFFEE PEOPLE’

Nick BaskettJune 15, 20201 min read
BARTALKS TALKS DIRECT TRADE WITH ‘THOSE COFFEE PEOPLE’

The latest bartalks interview is on Direct Trade with Jennifer Poole, co-founder of Colombian based company Those Coffee People. The video and other interviews can be found on the Podcasts page on our website. Jennifer has a vast amount of…

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