Differing Perspectives, Common Goals: Demystifying Specialty Coffee

By Lily Kubota, Communications Specialist, Specialty Coffee Association of America Specialty coffee is deeply rooted in a complex and intricate value chain, made up of individuals whose passion and dedication to quality is evident. The specialty coffee industry hopes to communicate this commitment to quality at each step in the supply chain, to distinguish specialty …

Is Coffee Just Like Wine?

By Trish Rothgeb, Owner / Roastmaster, Wrecking Ball Coffee It may be a bit unseasonal, but I recently found myself reminded of the words uttered at the end of that classic Jimmy Stewart movie we watch every Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life. Tiny Zuzu is nestled snugly in her father’s arms as the cast of characters …

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 …