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Java Jog Goes Global

After a one year hiatus, the Java Jog for a Cause event is back in Seattle and ready to welcome coffee aficionados, runners, walkers and friends for this annual fun run and fundraiser. Since 2013, Java Jog for a Cause has raised more than $75,000 for women in coffee growing communities in Ethiopia and the …

Cuisinart Launches an Automatic Pour-Over Brewer

The Cuisinart PurePrecision™ Coffee Brewer has recently earned the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Home Brewer Certification. This machine provides an authentic pour-over brewing process by executing three vital variables. These variables are precisely controlled to create coffeehouse-like perfection. First, broad water dispersion evenly saturates all the grinds, then allows them to “bloom,” extracting their optimal flavor. Next, …

What is Specialty Coffee?

By Ric Rhinehart When I first wrote this article in June of 2009, I identified the fragile chain of custody for specialty coffee and the collaborative work that is necessary to deliver a better coffee experience that can be measured. This remains true today, but it is important to note two other thoughts on the …

Specialty Coffee Retail Standards

By Sarah Leslie Attendees at Re:co Symposium in Atlanta last year had the opportunity to visit four different “cafes” over two days in one hotel ballroom. The coffee service organizers Stephen Morrissey and Laila Willbur intended to emphasize the diversity in specialty coffee retailing. For each coffee break, volunteers and staff created four distinct service …