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September 21, 2023

PRF Colombia attracts more than 5,000 attendees and hosts four coffee competitions

September 14, 2023

WCR’s largest collaborative breeding programme disseminates over 5,000 seeds – what could this mean for specialty coffee?

September 7, 2023

Why are some coffee roasters willing to spend over US $10,000 per kg on Gesha?

August 31, 2023

PRF Colombia announces final event schedule for 14 & 15 September 2023

August 24, 2023

Are specialty coffee competitions still about credibility – or prize money?

September 28, 2023

New study claims coffee is more popular than water in the US – but what about specialty coffee?

It’s something of an understatement to say the US loves to drink coffee. For almost as long as the country has existed, US Americans have been consuming coffee – and the amount only continues to increase. On 19 September, the National Coffee Association (NCA) published its autumn 2023 National Coffee Data Trends Report, which monitors the biggest evolving trends in US coffee consumption over the past seven decades. The report… read more

It’s something of an understatement to say the US loves to drink coffee. For almost as long as the country has existed, US Americans have been consuming coffee – and the amount only continues to increase. On 19 September, the… read more

June 8, 2023

WCR is showing more interest in robusta. Does specialty coffee need to do the same?

On 31 May 2023, World Coffee Research (WCR) announced that over the past year, it has been working towards developing a possible robusta breeding programme. ...

June 1, 2023

PRF announces new No Filter panel series

On 14 & 15 September 2023, Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) will once again return to Medellín, Colombia. Taking place at the Plaza Mayor venue,...

May 25, 2023

World Coffee Roasting Championships: What will the new rules change?

On 20 April 2023, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) unveiled its new Coffee Value Assessment. The idea behind the updated cupping form and protocol is...

May 18, 2023

Apply to be a volunteer at PRF Colombia 2023

On 16 & 17 March 2023, Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) took place in El Salvador for the second time. The two-day forum was held...

May 11, 2023

Is Blue Bottle’s collaboration with The Weeknd good for specialty coffee?

Celebrity partnerships are nothing new to the coffee industry. From actors and professional athletes to musicians and social media influencers, celebrity endorsements have been a...

May 4, 2023

World of Coffee Busan will host the 2024 World Barista Championship. But why?

At this year’s Specialty Coffee Expo, the Specialty Coffee Association announced it will host its first-ever World of Coffee event in Asia in 2024. In...

April 27, 2023

Will the new SCA cupping form & protocol add more value for specialty coffee?

At this year’s Re:co Symposium, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) unveiled the beta version of its Coffee Value Assessment.  The SCA says this new cupping...

April 20, 2023

Here’s what’s happening at the 2023 Specialty Coffee Expo

On Friday 21st April, this year’s Specialty Coffee Expo will take place in Portland, Oregon. The annual expo is one of the biggest – and...

April 13, 2023

Speaker applications open for PRF Colombia 2023

In 2022, the coffee industry’s largest producer-focused event – Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) – took place in Medellín, Colombia. The two-day forum attracted thousands...

April 6, 2023

New research finds compounds which cause fruit flavours in fermented coffee – what could this mean?

For some years now, experimental processing techniques have been a hot topic in the specialty coffee sector. These processing methods tend to result in more...

March 30, 2023

Following “The Road to Milan”: Is the World Barista Championship becoming more mainstream?

Many coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike agree that the World Barista Championship (WBC) is one of the greatest stages for showcasing excellence and innovation in...

March 23, 2023

PRF El Salvador brings together thousands of coffee professionals in San Salvador

On 16 and 17 March, Producer Roaster Forum (PRF) – the world’s largest producer-focused event – returned to El Salvador for the first time since...

March 16, 2023

Senate barista unionisation hearing: What does it mean for specialty coffee?

On 7 March 2023, the US Senate announced that Starbucks’ interim CEO Howard Schultz has agreed to testify at a hearing which will address over...

March 9, 2023

Should coffee shops charge US $150 for a cup of coffee?

For some coffee enthusiasts and professionals, spending anywhere up to US $10 on a cup of filter coffee might not be unthinkable. But what about...

March 2, 2023

What does the plant milk rule mean for the future of the World Barista Championship?

On 22 December 2022, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) published the Rules & Regulations for the 2023 World Barista Championship (WBC), which will take place...

October 6, 2022

PRF El Salvador: Mayorga Coffee confirms three-year Diamond Sponsorship to champion Latin America as a coffee industry knowledge centre 

Last week, Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF) announced that it had confirmed a three-year multi-event Diamond Sponsorship with Mayorga Coffee. This sponsorship is the largest...