Archive for September 2016

National Coffee Day

September 29th is National Coffee Day, and the best way to celebrate is with a free cup of coffee! Here’s a list of some of the places offering a special deal: Crewe Station – Free Coffee, with 10+ gallon fill-up Cumberland Farms – Free Coffee, any size, hot or iced, Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 Duck […]

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S&D Supports the Future of Farming Through Lomax Farm

The average age of the American farmer is 58. To combat the aging of the farming industry, communities need to invest in training new farmers — the ones that will help ensure food is available in the decades to come. In Cabarrus County, this is where Lomax Farm comes in. Started by county government and […]

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September 23, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market A volatile week saw the market at fifteen month highs before giving back most of the week’s gains in the end. Early buying was spurred by Dollar based movement when the US Federal reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged. The market rallied along with the Dollar initially but continued higher as the […]

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Q&A with WCR Board Member Carlos Lopez

As a recently added World Coffee Research (WCR) board member, Carlos Lopez had the opportunity to attend the organization’s board meeting in Dublin this summer. Here, we’ve asked him a few questions about WCR, his experience and insight on the organization’s future. What is World Coffee Research (WCR)? WCR is a non-profit, collaborative research and […]

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September 16, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market The “C” market saw a modest week with the decline driven by light fund long liquidation. Technical momentum waned throughout the week, and the market was due for a correction. Current sentiment is negative short term despite the market trading near the midpoint of the recent trading range. The US Dollar was stronger […]

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From small coffee farmers to a coffee business entrepreneur

In May 2016, we had the great opportunity to visit a farm in Antioquia, where we visited one of the farmers from one of our clusters in Colombia. Doña Zenaida and Don Arley, owners of “La Montañita,” were expecting us with enthusiasm. Despite the 20 visitors, including several “gringos” and a full team with big […]

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September 2, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market The market unchanged basis the front December month today despite heavy volume and fluctuating between red and black before going into the three-day Labor Day weekend. The end result does little to summarize the big week the “C” Market saw as it was finally able to break above the $1.5000 level closing up […]

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Roasting 101: Heat, pressure, time and care

Roasting coffee is more than just…well, roasting coffee. It requires an appreciation and understanding of where the coffee came from (its origin), what it has gone through (the processing), and what it can and will become (its destiny). Roasting coffee requires the fundamental appreciation for the variables that will turn a green, hard, grassy bean […]

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