Coffee Blossom Honey

Throughout the world’s coffee lands, beekeeping has been proven effective not only in providing additional sources of food and income for farmers through honey production, but in promoting coffee plant health and yields on working farms and throughout entire agricultural communities.

Taking this reciprocal relationship to its next logical step, Bellingham, Wash.-based importer Onyx Coffee — whose core business is related to cultivating relationships with coffee farmers in the highlands of Guatemala — has launched a new side venture called …

Alternative Sweetener Sales Outpace Sugar in Canada

Dollar sales of sugar fell 15 percent in Canada from 2011-16, reaching an estimated $215 million, according to Mintel. However, the alternative sweetener category grew 10 percent during that same period. Women are more likely to use a larger range of sweeteners as 84 percent use two or more types of sugar/alternative sweeteners compared to 79 percent of men.

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With People & Planet, Peet’s Offers Sustainability

Emeryville, Calif.-based Peet’s Coffee today launched a marketing initiative called People & Planet, designed to highlight some of the coffee roasting company’s long-running direct trade relationships and promote the resultant coffee offerings.

The company has organized the campaign around three pillars, or three different ways of characterizing sustainable relationships with coffee producers: direct trade, farmer assistance, and certifications.

Indeed, the most interesting thing about the campaign is the fact that a company with the size, history, buying power and …

US Coffee Roasters Take Home Awards

The 8th Annual Good Food Awards ceremony took place this past weekend in San Francisco, honoring coffee roasters alongside craft producers in specialty culinary categories such as beer, cheese, spirits, oils and preserves. Sixteen winning single-origin, sustainably sourced coffees from 16 different U.S. roasters received awards.

Twelve of the winning coffees were sourced from Ethiopia, a fact due not only to the abundance of quality of coffees there, but how well they hold up in roasted form over time, as …

Coffee Expands to Niche Markets in 2017

Sales at coffee houses hit $21.6 billion in 2016, but retail products and ready-to-drink coffee offers stiff competition, according to Mintel. Nitro coffee, produced by adding nitrogen to cold brewed coffee, had a breakout year, hitting the mainstream market after being adopted by Starbucks in select stores. More companies, such as Califia Farms, plan to introduce nitro products in the coming year.…

A Guide to Cold Coffee Differences and Definitions

As we noted in our 2016 Year in Review piece regarding coffee served cold, it’s clearly an intensely fast-growing subcategory that shows no signs of slowing down, let alone disappearing.

Established, traditional coffee companies are increasingly identifying cold coffee products as major potential revenue generators either as café menu items, wholesale provisions or RTD packaged beverages. It is also becoming more common for new roasters to launch with RTD coffee products, depending on them as important sources of startup …

Cold brew coffee and tea; dominant drinks of 2017

The influx of cold brew choices has many manufacturers fighting for refrigerated shelf space. Retailers may still be somewhat wary of devoting too much space to the ready-to-drink coffee and tea drinks, which take away from timelessly popular juice and fruit drinks.

However, if sales continue to rise—and the latest numbers show the segment is expected to grow 62% in the next eight years —these products will squeeze others out of that space, just as those fruit drinks did to …

Is There More Caffeine in Espresso Than in Coffee?

Is there really more caffeine in espresso than in a regularly brewed cup of java?

Turns out, it depends on what you call a cup of coffee. An ounce—or one shot—of espresso has 63 milligrams (mg) of caffeine, according to nutritional information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By comparison, regular coffee averages 12-16 mg of caffeine per ounce.

So, yes, espresso technically has more caffeine, but in practice no one drinks just one ounce of coffee. You’re likely to

Third Wave Coffee Shops

Today’s era started in the early 2000s, and is marked by small roasters working directly with specific farmers and producers, chemically analyzing beans, and giving deep scrutiny to methodologies, all in pursuit of the most ideal form of espresso or pour. The shops themselves have reflected this pivot to emphasize the bean and its devoted disciples.

Whether they feature modern color-blocked interiors or reclaimed wood and roasting equipment, Third Wave coffee shops emphasize the barista, beans and cashier above all …

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