Exploring the Global Specialty Coffee World – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

Welcome to Issue 5, where we continue our exploration of the global specialty coffee world and all its beautiful diversity. Take some time as we bring you on a tour of Johannesburg, South Africa in our regular Destinations column. Enjoy exploring trends in the marketplace, as Dan and Jan of PQC in New York open …

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Are We in a Bubble? – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

At the April 2017 Re:co Symposium, an annual event hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association, a panel debated the question: are we in a coffee bubble? Panelists DAN MCCLOSKEY and JANICE ANDERSON, using their extensive experience mapping the growth of specialty coffee across the US, offer their perspective on the state of the market in …

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An Obsession with Scale – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

CARLA D. MARTIN, PhD explores the concepts of commodity, craft, and taste in specialty chocolate. All images courtesy Dandelion Chocolate. These chocolate producers describe themselves as makers rather than manufacturers, their products as small batch or “bean to bar,” and their production as craft, time-consuming, and more, linking their value to consumers with their smallness. …

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Modulating Perception – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

JESPER ALSTRUP explores “body” and how roast profile modulations affect the sensory experience of brewed coffee through his research at the University of Copenhagen, supported in part by the Specialty Coffee Association, in Issue 5 of 25 Magazine. After meeting and working with the coffee community, I became fascinated with the many ways coffee professionals …

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The Latin Influence – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

CYNTHIA REBOLLEDO traces their continued rise in 25 Magazine, Issue 5. It goes without saying that the story of today’s new wave entrepreneurs in Los Angeles begins with Tierra Mia and La Monarca drawing on culinary traditions to influence and re-shape the tastes of Los Angeles’ specialty coffee scene. At the forefront of this movement was …

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Original, Functional, Sustainable: Design Lab’s Celebration of Design in Coffee – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

Coffee cups are now lifestyle choices, stores are designed with Instagram in mind, and packaging is being reimagined as a kitchen ornament – something to be shown off and not just thrown in a cupboard. Design Lab, a platform for showcasing great design in specialty coffee, first debuted at SCAA’s 2016 Expo in Atlanta with …

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MEL WINTER visits Johannesburg – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

Johannesburg is a wild and electrifying urban jungle, bursting with creative energy and a growing specialty coffee scene. The pace of the Johannesburg Central Business District is thrilling – minibus taxis and humans crowd the streets as informal traders stake their claim to the sidewalk, providing every service from snacks to a fresh haircut. Here, …

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