Coffee Strategies https://coffeestrategies.com Coffee value chain consultants led by coffee expert Andrew Hetzel Mon, 21 May 2018 07:53:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 No California, Coffee Does Not Cause Cancer https://coffeestrategies.com/2018/05/20/no-california-coffee-does-not-cause-cancer/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2018/05/20/no-california-coffee-does-not-cause-cancer/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 03:29:40 +0000 https://coffeestrategies.com/?p=8832 Coffee is not known by medical science to cause cancer, nor it is considered a probable carcinogen by any accredited health organization. Nonetheless, California’s coffee shops will soon be required to display a cancer warning sign due to a recent state court ruling. Regardless of what the notices in California may say, coffee drinkers don’t […]

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Festival Kafe Timor Sponsors Wanted https://coffeestrategies.com/2017/08/27/festival-kafe-timor-sponsors-wanted/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2017/08/27/festival-kafe-timor-sponsors-wanted/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 02:25:22 +0000 http://coffeestrategies.com/?p=8669 The first Festival Kafe Timor in 2016 brought together thousands of smallholder farmers, baristas, and roasters from across Timor-Leste to participate in educational activities and the celebration of national coffee culture. It was a positive experience for the attendees, building motivation to help improve the country’s coffee industry. This year’s festival program seeks to expand, […]

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Ethiopian Women in Coffee at World of Coffee Budapest https://coffeestrategies.com/2017/05/29/women-in-coffee-budapest/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2017/05/29/women-in-coffee-budapest/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 05:10:04 +0000 http://coffeestrategies.com/?p=8552 Two cupping sessions at the World of Coffee event in Budapest will feature coffees from representatives of the Ethiopian Women in Coffee association (EWiC), including cup quality competition winners. Ethiopian Women in Coffee Cupping Session Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Time: 10:30 and 14:00 Location: HungExpo, Hall 25, second floor cupping room Twenty coffee samples produced […]

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Timor-Leste Coffee Quality Competition Won by Smallholder Farmer https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/12/08/timor-leste-coffee-quality-competition-won-smallholder-farmer/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/12/08/timor-leste-coffee-quality-competition-won-smallholder-farmer/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:16:12 +0000 https://www.coffeestrategies.com/?p=7058 Smallholder farmers cultivating Timor-Leste’s signature heirloom coffee variety led the field in the country’s inaugural national cup quality contest. The competition ran from November 28 – December 3rd in conjunction with Festival Kafe Timor, a weeklong celebration of Timor-Leste coffee traditions that was organized by the recently-formed Timor-Leste Coffee Association (Assosiasaun Café Timor-Leste – ACTL […]

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Timor-Leste Forms First Coffee Industry Association https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/09/30/timor-leste-forms-first-coffee-industry-association/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/09/30/timor-leste-forms-first-coffee-industry-association/#respond Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:14:03 +0000 https://www.coffeestrategies.com/?p=7032 Just in time for this year’s International Coffee Day, Timor-Leste has formed its first coffee industry association, which promises to be a historic first step toward revitalization of the country’s coffee industry. You’ve likely heard of Timor-Leste before, possibly because of the Arabica variety of coffee (Hibrido de Timor) that originates from the place of […]

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Ecuador Taza Dorada Robusta Competition Results https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/08/03/taza-dorada-robusta-ecuador/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/08/03/taza-dorada-robusta-ecuador/#respond Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:32:11 +0000 https://www.coffeestrategies.com/?p=7006 “Jasmine,” “kiwi,” “green apple,” and “banana” were just some of the flavors used to describe winning coffees at the first Taza Dorada Robusta (Robusta Golden Cup) national coffee competition that concluded this past week in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. The event was organized by Anecafé, Ecuador’s national coffee association, with Catholic Relief Services and the Sucumbíos […]

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SCAA Unification: Everything Old is New Again https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/08/01/scaa-unification-everything-old-new/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/08/01/scaa-unification-everything-old-new/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:49:12 +0000 https://www.coffeestrategies.com/?p=7002 Special to the SCAA Chronicle newsletter Earlier this year, I voted alongside fellow SCAA Board Members unanimously in favor of pursuing unification with SCAE. We recognize that such momentous change will not be easy. In return, the price of that effort promises a new world of benefits for our members. Yet, it wasn’t until weeks […]

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First Myanmar coffees coming to SCAA in Atlanta https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/04/06/first-myanmar-coffees-coming-scaa-atlanta/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2016/04/06/first-myanmar-coffees-coming-scaa-atlanta/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 22:54:35 +0000 https://www.coffeestrategies.com/?p=6860 Myanmar coffee is coming to the Specialty Coffee Association of America event in Atlanta. This will be the first time that an organized producer group from the origin has visited the United States and also the first season that specialty coffee is available for export from the country. A cupping of the competition-winning lots referenced […]

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Latte Art Increases Coffee Value: Study https://coffeestrategies.com/2015/08/10/latte-art-coffee-price/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2015/08/10/latte-art-coffee-price/#respond Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:09:17 +0000 https://www.coffeestrategies.com/?p=5443 The connection between aesthetics and people’s perception of value is something that has been long known and studied by sensory scientists but a direct link between latte art and coffee drinkers’ perception of coffee value has remained anecdotal: until now. An article published in the August 2015 Journal of Sensory Studies has proven the connection […]

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Women farmers win first Myanmar coffee competition https://coffeestrategies.com/2015/07/27/women-farmers-win-first-myanmar-coffee-competition/ https://coffeestrategies.com/2015/07/27/women-farmers-win-first-myanmar-coffee-competition/#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:50:11 +0000 https://www.coffeestrategies.com/?p=4311 In the first Myanmar coffee competition, two women smallholder farmers secured first and second place in their category and the overall event. Results were announced and trophies presented at a formal ceremony last week in Pyin Oo Lwin. I had the honor of participating as judge in the event and found the people, the place […]

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