Preparing for Coffee Fest Portland’s Latte Art Competition

Sixty-four competitors representing America, Japan, Korea, Australia and China, two Nuova Simonelli Espresso Machines and Grinders, locally sourced coffee and milk and three minutes per head-to-head round…welcome to Coffee Fest’s World Latte Art Championship Open. This is a competition that not only tests the art that can be freely poured [no drawing with hand tools!] […]

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October 9, 2015 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Report The possibility of impeachment for unpopular leftist Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff sparked a 7 cent rebound in the “C” market this week. The Brazilian currency has suffered from extreme volatility this year and its devaluation to historic lows has contributed heavily to keeping coffee prices low. The market has climbed 3 consecutive weeks […]

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October 2, 2015 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market The coffee market closed strong for the second straight week, following the U.S. jobs report that points towards the Fed not increasing interest rates this December. This helped bolster the Brazilian real which would have been pressured by an increase in US interest rates. Other bullish news came in the form of Conab’s […]

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