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#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 …

February 2019 in National Coffee Competitions (Part 2): A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the second half of February 2019. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships …

#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 …

February 2019 in National Coffee Competitions (Part 1): A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the first half of February 2019. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships …

Farm Profitability Q&A — Ashley Prentice

The Sustainability webinar series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity generated great discussion and many questions from viewers. This post is the second of four in which panelists from the second webinar, which took place September 25th, will answer your questions. You can watch a recording of webinar #2 here. Ashley Prentice is a 3rd generation coffee …

#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 …