SUNDAY Coffee +, Coffee News That Made The Headlines
There are two actions that have become a part of my daily routine: multiple cups of coffee and reading the latest headlines in coffee news from around the world. From Google alerts, feedly and my favorite flipboard magazines, I have a lot of content to choose from.
What better way of expressing my love for the coffee industry, than to share my favorite headlines with our Craft Beverage Jobs readers each weekend in SUNDAY Coffee +. Want Sunday Coffee+ delivered via email each weekend? Sign Up Here.
New Ithaca coffee roasters win ‘America’s best expresso’ award, by Jeff Stein – The Ithaca Voice
Coffee Fest was held in Atlanta this past weekend. If your not familiar with Coffee Fest, they are a trade show dedicated to promoting the gourmet coffee and tea industry around the world.
Copper Horse Coffee is a new roaster in Ithaca, N.Y., founded this past September, and entered their Clock Tower espresso in the Coffee Fest Atlanta competition, and WON!
I was hoping to do well, but I did not expect to win … Everybody was laughing at me because I showed no emotion after we won because I was in shock. – Jesse Harriot, owner of Copper Horse
Harriot is proud to be a small business owner in Ithaca and believes producing a premium coffee, staying small and sustainable, and being able to hire enough people to serve his local market is a great way to support his local community.
Coffee, coffee everywhere: Learn more about it, by Susan Skorupa – RGJ
Did you know there are 1.6 billion cups of coffee consumed every day on the planet? Only water beats it out.
Reno is no stranger to the coffee boom. To celebrate and support the many coffee houses, roasters and bean retailers in the city, the Great Basin Community Food Coop has organized the Great Basin Grindhouse Workshops and Tastings event this coming February 22.
The idea is that we have so many fantastic coffee roasters, and we wanted to give them a platform. We’re going to let each roaster kind of shine and provide expertise directed toward the public. – Meghan Collins
Coffee companies that have signed up to participate include, Alpen Sierra Coffee Co., Magpie Roasters, The Hub, Woodfire Coffee and Pachamama.
She can sniff good coffee a mile away, by Blanton Smith – Taranaki Daily News
At 27 years of age, New Zealander Emily Zielinski has made a name for herself as one of the most qualified roasters in the world. She recently completed her Coffee Quality Institute Q-Grader assessment. With only a 20% pass rate, that’s quite an accomplishment.
The assessment covers 20 different coffee subjects like green coffee grading, roast identification and smell. Zielinski says that the most difficult category of the test was a sweet, salt and sour water test.
So what makes Zielinski so special? Well, along with her extensive knowledge and passion for coffee, her palate and sensory skills are A+!
A coffee caterer’s motto: ‘Coffee anytime, anywhere’, by Matt Viser – The Boston Globe
What? A coffee expert hand crafting a cup of coffee and catering your next business meeting? Yes, its true. A new venture from David Simon from Black Magic Coffee Company.
I’m an open bar. The only difference is I don’t serve beer and wine. I serve coffee. I don’t do any food. All I do is coffee. – David Simon
Local businesses are catching on, not only for the benefit of their employees, but to attract new business into their shops and services.
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