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Ben Chauvin & Lucretia Ristin: Rockford Coffee Roasters Put Process On Display, by Chris Green – Rockford Register Star
ROCKFORD – Step into the Rockford Roasting Company at 206 N. Main St. and you’ll slowly realize you are not in a run-of-the-mill coffee shop.
Setting the 3-month-old shop apart is what you don’t see – no commercial drip coffee makers. What you do see is a barista slowly pouring coffee into coffee drippers, a technique used to deliver a more flavorful cup of Joe.
Of course, the eye-catching centerpiece of the shop is a large black machine for roasting coffee beans. Near it are burlap sacks of fresh green coffee beans from countries like Rwanda, Mexico, Peru, Ethiopia and Brazil.
Rockford Roasting Company is not the first coffee shop in town to roast its own beans in-house, but…
we’re the only ones who take the whole process and put it on display. – Ben Chauvin
Oregon Coffee Board honors photos capturing the coffee experience, by Brandon Sawyer – Portland Business Journal
In a state just brimming with a hot, robust and aromatic coffee scene, and a long rich history in the coffee
roasting business, it took until 2014 for the Oregon Coffee Board to form, promoting the products of a diverse group of over-caffeinated entrepreneurs.
One of the board’s first projects was to launch an annual photo contest honoring photos by both professionals and amateurs of the farming, roasting, creating and experiencing of coffee. The grand prize for the “Best in Show” photo is an all-expenses-paid trip to Tanzania.
2015 Guide To Kona Coffee
“100% Kona Coffee” represents the premium gourmet coffee harvested from the mineral rich soil of the Kona Coffee Belt in Kona, Hawaii. Hand-picked on family-owned farms, Kona coffee has long been one of the standards for quality coffee around the world.
On Monday (January 5th), Craft Beverage Jobs will publish our 2015 Guide To Kona Coffee. We have researched the resources for Kona Coffee and cataloged our findings in this helpful, comprehensive guide. Along with our research, we have the first hand experience of Craft Beverage Media founder Cindy Molchany, who grew up in Kona, contributing her local knowledge of Kona coffee to the guide.
- The History of Kona Coffee
- “The Champagne of Coffee”
- Contributing Factors to the Kona Coffee Profile
- Kona Coffee Growth Calendar Processing Kona Coffee
- Authentic Kona Coffee vs Kona Blends
- Kona Types & Grades
- Buy 100% Kona Coffee
- Kona Coffee Producers Protecting the Kona Coffee Heritage
- Other Coffee of Hawai’i
How The Perfect Cup of Coffee Boils Down To Four Factors, by Don Brushett – Lifehacker
Welcome to the second instalment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. Here we look at how tweaking variables can make the difference between a velvety smooth coffee or a scalding, bitter mess.
It’s hard to get a bad coffee these days. Plenty of baristas have fine-tuned the process of making espresso, but really there are only a handful of variables they can control:
- Coarseness of the grind
- Temperature of the extraction
- Extraction time
- The all-important coffee-to-water ratio
Coffee roasters and barista schools have produced many impressively complex charts plotting grams of coffee against volume of water overlaid with concentration and yield. In the middle is the ideal weight/ volume/ concentration yield target for the perfect cup of coffee.
Rain revives coffee supply, Associated Press – Richmond Times Dispatch
Coffee prices, which had doubled by October, fell 13 percent in the past two months as rains aided parched trees in Brazil, the world’s top grower.
November was the wettest month of the year, after the worst dry spell in eight decades forced Starbucks Corp. and Folgers to charge more for their coffee.
Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. predicts the 2015 crop will be at least 25 percent bigger than the National Coffee Council’s July forecast, and farmers are exporting more as Brazil’s currency weakens against the dollar.
While Brazil heads for its first three-year output drop since 1965, the easing drought renewed investor attention on a global surplus as production exceeds demand for a fifth straight season. Hedge funds have cut their bullish bets on prices by 35 percent since mid-October.
“We are a bit more bearish on coffee now,” said Paul Christopher, the St. Louis-based chief international strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors.
The November rainfall was pretty good, and we also have adequate global supplies.
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