It really was an accident, We had no intention of ending up importing and roasting coffee from Haiti. But sometimes accidents can turn out to be providence for one’s life. I was in Haiti working on a well drilling project high up in a mountain village and would often visit with passers by in broken Creole. Along came a middle aged Haitian man who responded in English. He […]
Travelling across European countries and meeting more and more people working in our industry, we do not cease to be amazed by their multiple talents. The hero of our Mixtape …
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Embassies exist not only for foreign governments to accomplish their political agendas, but also for the free exchange of cultural customs and values. In that sense, Amsterdam’s Scandinavian Embassy is very appropriately named. The Nordic countries have long been a pace-setter in the specialty coffee industry and this café serves as a satellite of Scandinavian coffee…
Do you enjoy beating the summer heat with a chilly coffee beverage? We’re back one year later to revisit our discussion about cold coffee preparations and to cover some of the interesting developments since our last discussion.
14 years ago Michael Sheridan was assigned to me. I was working in the southern Philippines (Mindanao) for CRS, and Michael came in as a Fellow. He’s called that a “lucky break“, and it was for me. We had this odd organizational hierarchy, where I was his “mentor”, but not his supervisor, while he seemed to […]
popCoffeeCulture: Eight Cultural Instagrams From Around the World. July 27.
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Countertops are precious space. It’s a beautiful, effective point to merchandise a product. Close to the till, a great moment for a last minute impulse purchase. What we’ve chosen to do with that space, in pretty much every cafe, is sell pastries. Im not sure I agree that this is a good idea. I like… Continue reading
On Coffee.: Durham, Kona, Nicaragua, Panama, Time, July 26
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