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Coffee Roasting Chemistry: Chlorogenic Acids

by Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, Specialty Coffee Association of America Chlorogenic Acids: Chemistry & Reality Coffee roasters and coffee-minded chemistry aficionados, myself included, often speak of chlorogenic acids (also known as caffeoylquinic acids or “CQAs”) in coffee. There may be hundreds of scientific studies published on these important constituents of coffee. However, what do we …

Sustainability Award Recognizes Leadership and Innovation in the Coffee World

by Rosemary Trent, Pueblo a Pueblo For more than a decade, SCAA’s Sustainability Council has recognized individuals, businesses, and organizations that promote sustainability within the coffee world, selecting one each year to receive the prestigious Sustainability Award. This year’s panel received an unprecedented number of applicants representing projects that have demonstrated remarkable dedication to real and …

Portfolio |Issue No. 3 | Innovation

Zojirushi Unveils Its First Commercial Use Water Boiler at the SCAA Show Zojirushi’s Commercial Water Boiler & Warmer (CD-LTC50) is the perfect solution for anyone needing a commercial-use hot water dispenser to make tea, hot chocolate, instant soups, instant oatmeal, sauces, or any other beverages or foods requiring hot water without the hassle of installing …

Portfolio | Issue No. 3 | Heritage

Visionary innovation for more than 70 years! BODUM®’s history dates back to 1944, when Peter Bodum launched the company in Copenhagen, Denmark. Renowned for its iconic French Press coffeemaker and signature Scandinavian design aesthetic, BODUM® has grown into a global housewares brand, with distribution in more than 55 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the company continues …

Risk, Responsibility, and Potatoes? A Rwandan Coffee Story

There’s a lot more specialty coffee coming out of Rwanda these days, and there’s a lot to love about Rwandan coffee. 25% of Rwanda’s agricultural exports consist of coffee, and in recent years, the country has made substantial investments in specialty coffee infrastructure. As a result, numerous 90+ coffees are now coming out of the …

Serving Those Who Grow Coffee: A Barista’s Perspective

by Richard Sandlin, Fair Trade USA – Coffee For most of us living in the global North, working in coffee is a choice. Regardless of your association to Specialty Coffee–barista, roaster, importer, etc…–you’ve made the decision to pursue a career in coffee. We can switch companies, and still be in the coffee industry. For coffee …