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Why is Traceability Important to the Global Coffee Market?

There’s No Sustainability Without Traceability By Juliette Caulkins Strong consumer demand for sustainable products is driving the introduction and expansion of a fast growing market segment: sustainably and responsibly produced and sourced products. The attractiveness of sustainable products gives market players a competitive benefit and last but not least, it leads to better margins throughout …

SCAA is hiring: Sales Associate part time position

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED JOB DESCRIPTION | sales associate (part-time) Reports to: Marketing and New Media Manager, with a strong interrelationship with the Business Development Manager OVERVIEW & ROLE DESCRIPTION: We are a rapidly growing non-profit organization operating in the highly interesting and energizing world of coffee. While we offer a casual and flexible work …

Critical Concerns Confronting the World Coffee Market

By Judith Ganes-Chase An escalating cost of production, labor shortages and climate change could hinder long term production growth. As it is already, gains in world coffee output have failed to keep pace with rising global consumption the past two decades, resulting in world coffee stocks reduced to cover the ongoing gap in supply. Ill …

The McCafé Effect?

Are brewing upgrades at convenience stores and fast food locations, such as McDonalds and McCafe, a reaction to consumer demand, or are they an innovation? By Rob Stephen In 2007, I was hired by a convenience store client of mine to fly to North Carolina on a “secret mission.” My task was to spend the day driving around to …

Coffee and Quick Serve Restaurants

How does a well-known quick serve restaurant enter the coffee arena, and what challenges and opportunities does it create?  Interview by Aaron Kiel The Chronicle chats with Roman Gaus, general manager for Franke Coffee Systems North America, a super-automatic espresso equipment supplier based in Smyrna, Tenn. Question: Your company, Franke Coffee Systems, is a supplier to restaurant …

Hand in Hand: Fine Dining and Specialty Coffee

Considerations on Coffee Pairings and Menu Presentation at Restaurants By David Lange Coffee and dining have been mainstays in American culture for generations. Whether it’s the quick morning cup at the corner coffeehouse, the midday pick-me-up at the neighborhood diner or café, or the finale at the elegant five-star white tablecloth establishment, coffee is the …