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Disruptive Innovation: Anticipating the Effects of the Single Serve Market

By James Hoffmann, Co-Owner of Square Mile Coffee Roasters Disruptive innovation is often defined as the kind of innovation that creates new markets. Single serve coffee has certainly been such an innovation—and since its creation, it has seen incredible uptake amongst consumers and, in some cases, has seen exponential growth. What is most interesting— and perhaps …

SCAA Coffeehouse Sales Trends Report – Infographic

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL SIZE PDF:  http://bit.ly/SCAAcoffeeinfographic If you’re a coffeehouse retailer, the SCAA Coffeehouse Sales Trends Report is a useful benchmarking tool available to assess the state of the retail environment and industry. Developed in conjunction with the Cleveland Research Company and a participating group of specialty coffee retailers, this report observes sales …

Wild Coffee Confirmed on the Upper Boma Plateau, Collected for Genetic Analysis; Or, My Star-Studded Botanical Treasure-Hunt

World Coffee Research Initiative in South Sudan  By Emma Sage, SCA Coffee Science Manager The Scene:   It was the tail end of the dry season in South Sudan. Our base camp, located in the small village of Jonglei, was dusty and despite being at 1100 meters elevation, was well above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I had …