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Coffee drying in cherry. Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown.

Royal Coffee Publishes Booklet on Fermentation and Flavor

Bay Area green coffee trading company Royal Coffee has published a free booklet called “The Coffee Fermentation Flavor Continuum.” Authored by Royal’s Chris Kornman, the guide provides an informative overview of fermentation in post-harvest coffee processing. Fermentation remains a rapidly evolving intervention in the coffee industry, playing a key role in taste-making, quality differentiation and even market dynamics.

National Coffee Association to Award Food 4 Farmers, John Boyle and Kathryn Lawson

Ahead of its upcoming annual convention in Nashville, the National Coffee Association of the United States has announced the winners of its annual awards. Vermont-based nonprofit Food 4 Farmers has been named the NCA’s “Origin Charity of the Year” for its ongoing programs addressing food insecurity in coffee communities. Past NCA and former Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA President and CEO John Boyle is being presented with the NCA’s distinguished leadership award. Nestlé USA Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Kathryn Lawson is receiving the group’s volunteer of the year award.

Löfbergs Partners with Scanlog for Greener Sea Transport

Swedish coffee roasting company Löfbergs has partnered with the logistics company Scanlog to reduce carbon emissions in sea transport through the use of biogas. The roasting company says the partnership results in “100% fossil-free sea transport.”

Report: Large Amounts of Arabica Awaiting ICE Certification

A report from Reuters this week noted a large increase in the amount of arabica coffee awaiting certification at ICE warehouses. An ICE report cited by Reuters said more than 166,000 60-kilo bags of arabica are pending grading, with more than 133,000 of those bags coming from Brazil. ICE stocks have been at historic lows since the end of last year, affecting commodities-market trading.

Probat Partners with ReiCat for Electric Catalytic Converters

Coffee roasting equipment maker Probat has partnered with German company ReiCat to integrate the latter’s ReiCatino electrically heated catalytic converters into new machines. Probat says the ReiCatino system improves air cleaning efficiency while eliminating the need for fossil fuels in the process.

Dutch Bros Donates $900,000 to Food Groups

Grants Pass, Oregon-based coffee chain Dutch Bros donated more than $900,000 to local food organizations following its annual Dutch Luv fundraising campaign, which collected $1 from the sale of certain drinks from Feb. 1-18. Dutch Bros has 850 locations in 17 U.S. states.

Miir Introduces ‘Everyday Basics’ Clothing and Headware

Customizable coffee drinkware maker Miir has introduced a new clothing and headware line focused on coffee businesses called MiiR Everyday Basics. The customizable line comes in neutral colors and unisex sizing while incorporating some certified organic and recycled materials. Miir last year introduced its first line of branded coffee-making products.

Colectivo Coffee Plans Two New Chicago Shops

Milwaukee-based Colectivo Coffee has announced the forthcoming openings of two new shops on Chicago’s north side. Planned for the Southport and Ravenswood neighborhoods, the new shops would expand the brand’s footprint to 23 locations throughout Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin.

Glasgow Coffee Festival Returning in May

The Glasgow Coffee Festival is planning a triumphant return May 11-12 at The Briggait in Glasgow, Scotland. The consumer-friendly coffee festival, founded by Lisa Lawson of Dear Green Coffee Roasters, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Fire Team Responds to Paramount Coffee in Michigan

Firefighters in Lansing, Michigan, responded to an early morning fire this week at the production facility of wholesale and private-label coffee company Paramount Coffee Co., the Lansing State Journal reported.

In Case You Missed It

Here are some of DCN’s top stories from the past week…


Report: European Trade Group Urges Delay in Deforestation-Free Law

A prominent European coffee industry trade organization reportedly sent a letter to the European Commission urging the delay of implementation of the new EU deforestation-free supply chain law, known as EUDR… read more

Primo Enters 2024 with New Roasting Equipment and Trade-In Program

Southern California-based Primo Roasting Equipment has launched the largest machine in its flagship Xr line of commercial coffee roasters, the 70-kilo-capacity Americano-Xr70… read more

New Consultancy Kune Brings Finance and Sustainability Together

A new consultancy based in Central America called Kune (LinkedIn page) has planted itself squarely at the intersection of sustainability, coffee agribusiness and finance… read more

Colombia’s FNC Launches Direct Trade Export Platform Cafix

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) last week announced the launch of Cafix, a trading and logistics program designed to streamline exports directly from producers to international buyers… read more

Indonesian Coffee Output Hurt by Harsher Weather Conditions

In good weather, Saturi’s coffee field here on a hillside on the east of Indonesia’s Java Island will produce around 2.5 metric tons of coffee beans over the course of a season. This year, he expects to get less than a ton… read more

The WeighMaster Scale Offers Modular Detachable Displays

A new digital coffee scale with dual detachable displays called the WeighMaster has raised more than $180,000 on Kickstarter, as of this writing… read more

Kickstarter Goes Cuckoo for the Kuku Maker Brewer

The Kuku Maker, a novel electric coffee brewer that utilizes centrifugal force for extractions, has raised more than $830,000 through Kickstarter, with more than a week left in the campaign… read more


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