Coffee Strategies Blog

It's a blog about things happening in the world of coffee.

Festival Kafe Timor Sponsors Wanted

The first Festival Kafe Timor in 2016 brought together thousands of smallholder farmers, baristas, and roasters from across Timor-Leste to participate in educational activities and the celebration of national coffee culture. It was a positive experience for the...

Ethiopian Women in Coffee at World of Coffee Budapest

Two cupping sessions at the World of Coffee event in Budapest will feature coffees from representatives of the Ethiopian Women in Coffee association (EWiC), including cup quality competition winners. Ethiopian Women in Coffee Cupping Session Date: Wednesday, June 14,...

Timor-Leste Coffee Quality Competition Won by Smallholder Farmer

Smallholder farmers cultivating Timor-Leste's signature heirloom coffee variety led the field in the country's inaugural national cup quality contest. The competition ran from November 28 – December 3rd in conjunction with Festival Kafe Timor, a weeklong celebration...

Timor-Leste Forms First Coffee Industry Association

Just in time for this year's International Coffee Day, Timor-Leste has formed its first coffee industry association, which promises to be a historic first step toward revitalization of the country's coffee industry. You've likely heard of Timor-Leste before, possibly...

Ecuador Taza Dorada Robusta Competition Results

"Jasmine," "kiwi," "green apple," and "banana" were just some of the flavors used to describe winning coffees at the first Taza Dorada Robusta (Robusta Golden Cup) national coffee competition that concluded this past week in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. The event was...

SCAA Unification: Everything Old is New Again

Special to the SCAA Chronicle newsletter Earlier this year, I voted alongside fellow SCAA Board Members unanimously in favor of pursuing unification with SCAE. We recognize that such momentous change will not be easy. In return, the price of that effort promises a new...

First Myanmar coffees coming to SCAA in Atlanta

Myanmar coffee is coming to the Specialty Coffee Association of America event in Atlanta. This will be the first time that an organized producer group from the origin has visited the United States and also the first season that specialty coffee is available for export...

Latte Art Increases Coffee Value: Study

The connection between aesthetics and people's perception of value is something that has been long known and studied by sensory scientists but a direct link between latte art and coffee drinkers' perception of coffee value has remained anecdotal: until now. An article...

Women farmers win first Myanmar coffee competition

In the first Myanmar coffee competition, two women smallholder farmers secured first and second place in their category and the overall event. Results were announced and trophies presented at a formal ceremony last week in Pyin Oo Lwin. I had the honor of...

Coffee discounts – is saving money on coffee a good idea?

It’s important to remember that coffee is a food product and as with most things, you get what you pay for. As with all other foods, there is a sliding scale of cost, quality and convenience when considering dining out versus eating at home.




Festival Kafe Timor Sponsors Wanted

The first Festival Kafe Timor in 2016 brought together thousands of smallholder farmers, baristas, and roasters from across Timor-Leste to participate in educational activities and the celebration of national coffee culture. It was a positive experience for the...

Ethiopian Women in Coffee at World of Coffee Budapest

Two cupping sessions at the World of Coffee event in Budapest will feature coffees from representatives of the Ethiopian Women in Coffee association (EWiC), including cup quality competition winners. Ethiopian Women in Coffee Cupping Session Date: Wednesday, June 14,...

Timor-Leste Coffee Quality Competition Won by Smallholder Farmer

Smallholder farmers cultivating Timor-Leste's signature heirloom coffee variety led the field in the country's inaugural national cup quality contest. The competition ran from November 28 – December 3rd in conjunction with Festival Kafe Timor, a weeklong celebration...

Timor-Leste Forms First Coffee Industry Association

Just in time for this year's International Coffee Day, Timor-Leste has formed its first coffee industry association, which promises to be a historic first step toward revitalization of the country's coffee industry. You've likely heard of Timor-Leste before, possibly...

Ecuador Taza Dorada Robusta Competition Results

"Jasmine," "kiwi," "green apple," and "banana" were just some of the flavors used to describe winning coffees at the first Taza Dorada Robusta (Robusta Golden Cup) national coffee competition that concluded this past week in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. The event was...

SCAA Unification: Everything Old is New Again

Special to the SCAA Chronicle newsletter Earlier this year, I voted alongside fellow SCAA Board Members unanimously in favor of pursuing unification with SCAE. We recognize that such momentous change will not be easy. In return, the price of that effort promises a new...

First Myanmar coffees coming to SCAA in Atlanta

Myanmar coffee is coming to the Specialty Coffee Association of America event in Atlanta. This will be the first time that an organized producer group from the origin has visited the United States and also the first season that specialty coffee is available for export...

Latte Art Increases Coffee Value: Study

The connection between aesthetics and people's perception of value is something that has been long known and studied by sensory scientists but a direct link between latte art and coffee drinkers' perception of coffee value has remained anecdotal: until now. An article...

Women farmers win first Myanmar coffee competition

In the first Myanmar coffee competition, two women smallholder farmers secured first and second place in their category and the overall event. Results were announced and trophies presented at a formal ceremony last week in Pyin Oo Lwin. I had the honor of...

Coffee discounts – is saving money on coffee a good idea?

It’s important to remember that coffee is a food product and as with most things, you get what you pay for. As with all other foods, there is a sliding scale of cost, quality and convenience when considering dining out versus eating at home.