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Coffee’s Volatile Ups and Downs

By Mark Pendergrast, Author of Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World The coffee market has always been volatile. Rumors of Brazilian frosts cause price hikes, while surprisingly large harvests produce dreadful price declines, along with misery for farmers and laborers, trouble for exporters and importers, and challenges for roasters …

The Green Trade

A Retrospective on the Business of Moving Coffee By Andi Trindle Mersch, Atlantic Specialty Coffee “A short article covering 30 years of trading coffee in a world that has changed so much is challenging, to say the least!” noted one of my first mentors in the green coffee trade business, Janis Cutler, Vice President of …

Portfolio | Issue No. 4 | Collaborative Design

The LINO Collection presents the optimal marriage of design and function at both the commercial and consumer levels. Subtly ergonomic and biomorphic, the ceramic vessels in this family were designed with and for world-renowned baristas based on an empirical methodology. Each piece was rigorously tested for functionality inside and out. The interior curvature of each …