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Help Puerto Rico’s Finca El Teatro Become A Working Farm Again

Help Puerto Rico’s Finca El Teatro Become A Working Farm Again

Finca El Teatro is a 15-acre farm in Las Marias, Puerto Rico that grows coffee, bananas, plantains, yams, and malanga lila. Or at least it did until 2017, when Hurricane Maria devastated it. Because of the advancing age of farm owner Don Antonio Román, Finca El Teatro has sat dormant,…
The 12 Host Cities For The US Coffee Champs Preliminaries Have Been Announced

The 12 Host Cities For The US Coffee Champs Preliminaries Have Been Announced

We’re still in the afterglow of the 2019 coffee competition season and it’s already time to turn our attention to 2020 with today’s announcement of the host locations for the US Coffee Champs preliminary rounds. 12 in total, the prelims take place all across the country between late July and…
Iggy Goes Stumptown: A New Coffee Collab With The Godfather Of Punk

Iggy Goes Stumptown: A New Coffee Collab With The Godfather Of Punk

Punk is in the bones of Portland’s Stumptown Coffee. They are, after all, the only coffee brand we are aware of that has their own skateboarding team, a team that is more Thrasher than Tony Hawk Pro Skater. So when Stumptown decides to collaborate with a musician, it should come…
The @wastingcoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee, A New Book By Umeko Motoyoshi

The @wastingcoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee, A New Book By Umeko Motoyoshi

If you have a social media and follow coffee brands, you’ve no doubt by now seen hi-res action photography depicting dramatic arcs of coffee being flung high into the air from a Chemex or once-mighty latte art cascading towards the ground and not its actual home: someone’s mouth. If you…
There’s A New Training Program To Prepare Refugees For Jobs In Coffee

There’s A New Training Program To Prepare Refugees For Jobs In Coffee

America is a land of immigrants. It always has been, contrary to what this country’s virulent new strain ultra-nationalists and their “shut the door behind you” thinking would have you believe. What makes the USA’s grand experiment worthwhile is the idea that anyone can come here to make a better…
Seattle: Bonanza and ONIBUS Link Up To Take Over The La Marzocco Cafe

Seattle: Bonanza and ONIBUS Link Up To Take Over The La Marzocco Cafe

World of Coffee is happening in Berlin right now and with it the World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, and the Cezve/Ibrik Championship. I’m not there and I’m a little bummed. Berlin! New tech! Coffee in Good Spirits! It’s the epicenter of…