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Why are YouTube coffee brands becoming more popular?

When you think of coffee and YouTube, a number of popular content creators – including James Hoffmann and Morgan Eckroth – may come to mind. In some cases, these channels can receive hundreds of thousands of subscribers – showing that there is rising consumer interest in learning more about coffee. However, correspondingly, we are also seeing more and more YouTube content creators market and sell their own-branded coffee products, which… read more

When you think of coffee and YouTube, a number of popular content creators – including James Hoffmann and Morgan Eckroth – may come to mind. In some cases, these channels can receive hundreds of thousands of subscribers – showing that… read more

June 29, 2016

5 Reasons Thai Specialty Coffee Is Blooming – And 4 Challenges It Faces

Thailand isn’t just a major coffee-producing country; it’s also one in which specialty is rapidly on the increase. Back in 2002, the country produced only...

October 30, 2015

Cold War Coffeenomics: Combating Communism with Coffee

If someone told you there was going to be a coffee shortage, what would you think? Supposing you actually believed it might happen, you’d probably...

October 5, 2015

Do All Third Wave Coffee Cities Have to Be Homogenous?

Is it possible to retain a distinct coffee identity when specialty coffee reigns supreme internationally? Or are we becoming homogenous imitations of other third wave...

August 31, 2015

Fika Coffee Break: The Social Ritual of Coffee

It might be a controversial claim, but if you ask me, no one gets more excited about an invitation to drink coffee than a Swede....

July 3, 2015

Nitro: Is It the Next Big Thing in Cold Brew?

It started with the Starbucks Frappuccino. Later, it was revived in the specialty coffee world by the Stumptown and Blue Bottle cartons: packaged cold brews...

May 22, 2015

Is Coffee & Music the Perfect Addiction?

Listening to music was made a lot easier in the last 10-20 years, first came CDs, then mp3s, and finally with all those streaming services...