What Inspired People Most About Coffee in 2018? - Daily Coffee News
What Is a Flat White & How Is It Different From a Latte? - Perfect Daily Grind
Tea or Coffee Lover? The Answer is Written in Your Genes - World Tea News
What’s The Truth About Decaffeinated Coffee? - Perfect Daily Grind
Second Pu’er International Coffee Expo Coming March 13-17 - Daily Coffee News
Why Aren’t African-Americans More Prominent in the Coffee Industry? - Daily Coffee News
10 Minutes With Mexican Brewers Cup Champion Carlos Maqueda. - Barista Magazine online
A Quest to Find America’s Best Craft Chocolate Makers - Smithsonian Magazine online
Little Chocolate's Big Moment - Bloomberg
FIRST MONDAYS CONVERSATIONS:
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12/3 - Do you seek out coffee or tea shops that are kid-friendly? What do you look for, what frustrates you, and what has been creative solutions?
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11/5 - What are your thoughts on coffee shops/roasters adding to their business with another focus outside coffee? Examples could be selling bikes, a bread bakery, vinyl shop, flower shop, etc.?
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Over 50% of Americans over 18 years of age drink coffee every day. - Source: National Coffee Association
Packaged beverages account for 16 percent of sales and 20 percent of the profit earned by convenience stores - Source: National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
While the volume of soft drinks, sports drinks, and fruit beverages declined last year (2017), RTD tea showed a 3.9% increase in retail dollars and a 1.1% gain in volume. - Source: Beverage Marketing Corp.
"Using light-roasted coffees from Brazil, two regions of Ethiopia, Colombia, Myanmar and Mexico, with recipes designed to replicate a typical home consumption environment, researchers from Jefferson University found that the pH levels of both hot and cold coffee were similar, ranging from 4.85 to 5.13. Additionally, hot samples contained higher levels of antioxidants, which are believed to be responsible for many of coffee’s health benefits." - Source: Daily Coffee News
"The number of coffee-focused retail outlets in the United States has increased by 3.8 percent over the past year, while the specialty coffee segment will see the most potential for growth moving forward, according to the Project Cafe USA 2019 report from Allegra World Coffee Portal."... "The 3.8 percent growth in total number of branded coffee outlets exceeds the estimated 3.6 percent growth found last year. In total, there are approximately 35,616 coffee shops in the U.S. representing a market value of $45.4 billion." - Source: Daily Coffee News
Meta-analyses have suggested that drinking 3-4 cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes2,3
- Source: EurekAlert
Follow the Leaders: Tea Trends in 2019 - World Tea Academy
Budding Products: 5 Kombucha Companies Release New Flavors - World Tea Academy
US Skips Tea in Tariffs - Fresh Cup
Tea Consumption Second Only to Packaged Water - World Tea Academy
Online Sales are a Big Opportunity for Grocery Tea - World Tea Academy
Jan. 12 - 13 - Qualifying Competitions for the U.S Coffee Championships, Nashville
Jan. 25 - 27 - Caffeine Crawl San Diego
Jan. 31 - League of Lattes at COMMISSARY in Indianapolis.
Feb. 10 - Bar Brawl, Coffee Cocktail Competition, Colorado Springs.
Feb. 22 - 23 - Caffeine Crawl Houston
US Coffee Championships - Qualifying Event.
Nashville, Tennessee. List of qualifiers for Nationals in KCMO, March, 2019.
Denver, Colorado. List of qualifiers for Nationals in KCMO, March, 2019.
- 1ST: Ty (@honeyprocessed.destruction) from Metric
- 2ND: Antonio (@medroast)
- 3RD: Callini (@homesickhoney)
Dec. 11 - Latte Art Throwdown results at Kona Coffee Purveyors, Honolulu
- 1ST: Kyla Villamor from Honolulu Coffee Company, Honolulu
- 2ND: Kawehilani Wills
Dec. 6 - Latte Art Throwdown results at Wunderkammer with Modbar, Ft. Wayne, IN
- 1ST: Evan Kamrath from Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, Detroit
Dec. 1 - Latte Art Throwdown results at Fair Fellow Coffee, Tulsa, OK
- 1ST: Cameron Marshall from Topeca, Tulsa
- 2ND: Katie Maher from Little Lion Cafe, Wichita
- 3RD: from Topeca, Tulsa
Nov. 17 - World Aeropress Championship, Sydney, Australia.
- 1ST: Carolina Ibarra Garay for U.S.
- 2ND: Xiaobo Zhang from China
- 3RD: Evgeni Pinchukov from Belarus
Nov. 12 - Cherry Roast 2018, Copper Door Coffee Roasters, Denver
- 1ST: Simone Rodriguez from Crema Coffee, Denver
- 2ND: Sara Doehrman from Cimarron Roasters, Montrose, CO
- 3RD: Alexandra Littlejohn from Ozo Coffee, Boulder, CO
Oct. 31 - Latte Art Throwdown results at Dark Heart Coffee Bar, Loveland, CO
- 1ST: Brett Newsted from SloHi, Denver
- 2ND: Savannah Nicole from Dark Heart, Loveland
Oct. 30 - Latte Art Throwdown results at Third Space Coffee, Colorado Springs, CO
- 1ST: Brittany from Third Space Coffee, COS
- 2ND: Charlie Claus from Switchback, COS
- 3RD: Maddy Meyers
Oct. 24 - Glitter Cat Barista Championship at Elixr Roastery, Philadelphia
- 1ST: Rodrigo Vargas, Joe Coffee Co., Philadelphia
August - Global Tea Championship 2018
- List of winners