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#43: Mentorship in Specialty Coffee: Students Become the Teachers | Panel Discussion | SCA Lectures 2018

One of the “special” things about specialty coffee is the connections that coffee people make with one another—beyond simply making deals, beyond simply hiring and firing, we are an industry of people who are drawn to share, learn, and grow with one another. Mentorship is one of the most powerful professional tools in that regard, …

#41: The Challenges of Being a Biological Coffee Farmer | Tim Wendelboe | CoLab: Bucharest

Today’s episode was recorded live at CoLab: Bucharest in 2018. Co:Lab is as Barista Guild event dedicated to connecting a local barista community with the international barista scene that includes lectures, workshops, and activities. Tim Wendelboe joins us as he explores the challenges of being a biological coffee farmer. Today’s talk is actually a follow …

#40: Demystifying, Updating & Expanding the Brewing Control Chart | Scott Frost | Expo 2018 Lecture

Each of us, at some point in our coffee education, have been exposed to the coffee brewing control chart: this classic chart was developed in the 1950’s by Ernest Lockhart and colleagues through research at the Coffee Brewing Institute. It displays the relationship between percent extraction and total dissolved solids at a given brewing ratio. …

#39: Coffee is a Business (Whether You Like it or Not) | Andrew Gough | SCA Lectures 2018

Owning and operating a coffee business is a sexy idea, but many operators are too bogged down working “in” their business instead of working “on” their business. In this lecture, recorded at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, Andrew Gough tells us his business story using real data and shares a simple tool for …

#38: Re:co Podcast – The State and Future of The Business of Coffee (S6 E3)

Special Thanks to Toddy This talk from Re:co Seattle is supported by Toddy. For over 50 years, Toddy brand cold brew systems have delighted baristas, food critics, and regular folks alike. By extracting all the natural and delicious flavors of coffee and tea, Toddy Cold Brew Systems turn your favorite coffee beans and tea leaves …

The State and Future of the Business of Coffee, Part 2 | Re:co Symposium 2018

This is the third and final episode of “The State and Future of the Business of Coffee,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session gathered business leaders in Specialty Coffee to discuss the ways that the specialty coffee trade has changed in the past decade, the challenges businesses face today, and …

Melbourne to Host the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup in 2020

Photo by Jeff Hann for World Coffee Events These two World Coffee Championships are expected to bring close to 85 licensed national body champions from across the world together to compete for the World Champion titles. The Melbourne World Coffee Championships will take place over four days on two stages at the Melbourne Convention and …

Janice Anderson | The State and Future of the Business of Coffee | Re:co Symposium 2018

This is the second episode of “The State and Future of the Business of Coffee,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session gathered business leaders in Specialty Coffee to discuss the ways that the specialty coffee trade has changed in the past decade, the challenges businesses face today, and how we …

#37: Re:co Podcast – Janice Anderson on The State and Future of the Business of Coffee (S6 E2)

Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “The State and Future of the Business of Coffee,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session gathered business leaders in Specialty Coffee to discuss the ways that the specialty coffee trade has changed in the past decade, the challenges businesses face …

The State and Future of the Business of Coffee | Re:co Symposium 2018

This is the opening panel of the “The State and Future of the Business of Coffee”, a session at Re:co Symposium this year. This session gathered business leaders in Specialty Coffee to discuss the ways that the specialty coffee trade has changed in the past decade, the challenges businesses face today, and how we might …