June 27, 2019

Tracing Coffee’s Roots Back to Al-Mokha, Yemen

At one point in time, almost every coffee drank in Europe was from Yemen. Nowadays, Yemeni coffee exports account for less than 1% of global...

April 24, 2019

How to Open a Coffee Shop With Limited Resources

Are you considering opening your own independent coffee shop but have limited resources to work with? Or maybe you’ve just launched and are looking for...

April 15, 2019

An Alternative Specialty Coffee Shop Tour of Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s specialty coffee scene is exploding. There’s an overwhelming amount of places to get a great cup of coffee here, and everyone you ask will...

March 19, 2019

Understanding The Myth of Heirloom Variety Coffee

When we speak of Ethiopian coffees, we use descriptors such as “rosehips” and “magnolia”. But if you’re curious to know what specific variety produces these...

September 10, 2018

A Broken Coffee Market: Why Specialty Farmers Are Going Bankrupt

Murray Cooper was one of the most famous specialty coffee farmers in Ecuador. I’m using the past tense because he’s now bankrupt.  Murray did specialty coffee...