Curating a Tasty Collection of Craft Chocolate

By LAUREN ADLER, Chief Chocophile, Chocolopolis Sponsored content provided by Chocolopolis. You’re probably hearing a lot about craft chocolate these days. “Craft” chocolate refers to chocolate made in small batches using fine flavor cacao. While there were only a handful of craft chocolate makers in the US a decade ago, there are now hundreds, with more coming …

Green Coffee Data: The Starting Point for an Excellent Cup

Sponsored content provided by Cropster. Green coffee quality and its impact on the supply chain is getting more and more attention. In 2018 alone, hundreds of publications addressed topics like how altitude affects the composition and quality of green coffee, what common roasting defects exist in coffee, or how some processing methods influence the final …

Improve Quality, Consistency and Control Using the Coffee Data You Already Create

Sponsored content provided by Cropster. As an artisanal industry, specialty coffee’s complex supply chain and specialized production create and collect a considerable amount of data. Understanding what data can be collected, and how it can help coffee businesses improve, change, and deliver quality is the first step toward gaining real benefits from all that data. …

Optimizing the Roast of Decaffeinated Coffee

By Aaron Braun. Sponsored content provided by Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company. In 2017, decaffeinated coffee consumption grew faster than that of non-decaffeinated coffee, especially in the restaurant and café segment. According to various research, the largest past-week consumers of decaffeinated coffee are actually young – 18-24 years old; a trend consistent in Canada and …

Are You Handing Away Your Future One Cupping at a Time?

Sponsored Content Provided by Cropster Imagine if a business threw away valuable competitive information every day – information they paid to create. That would be crazy, right? Well, amazingly that describes the great majority of coffee businesses worldwide. It might even describe yours. How can this be? Cupping is high value work. But the final output …

The Influence of Design in Today’s Increasingly Stylized Coffee Market

Sponsored content provided by KitchenAid. When asked to choose your favorite coffee shop, what are the qualities that make a compelling case? Of course, there’s the quality of the drinks. Or maybe you’re a fan of the roasters they feature. Is it the friendliness of the baristas? The design of the logo, the upscale lids …