Tag Archive 'Robusta'

Vietnamese coffee prices surge on demand

Posted by TheShot on 08 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Fair Trade, Robusta

According to the VietNam News, the average price of wholesale coffee in Vietnam has risen up to 80% in the past year due to a regional drought in 2004-5. Coffee supplies are estimated at 30-50% lower than normal: Coffee prices surge on demand. Given the awful, mass production quality robusta beans that largely come out […]

Concocting a new brew of coffee

Posted by TheShot on 01 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues, Robusta

You have likely heard about genetically modified foods, such as the (now non-existent) FlavrSavr tomato. You’ve probably also heard of the Human Genome Project, which mapped out the human genetic blueprint for disease research and a variety of other scientific purposes. Regardless of where you stand, both have raised ethical questions and opposition. What you […]

Forecast: World coffee exports to fall

Posted by TheShot on 30 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Beans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a study projecting the world’s supply of coffee: Forecast: World coffee exports to fall. The good news? Specialty coffee crops, like those from Kona, Hawaii, are on the rise. The bad news? Vietnamese robusta continues to proliferate on the commodity coffee market with crude, inexpensive beans that threaten […]

How the French Ruined Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Nov 2005 | Filed under: Café Society, Fair Trade, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting, Robusta

Vive Le Burnt Tires! When people think of France, and Paris in particular, they most often think of grand boulevards, beautiful architecture, beautiful people, high French cuisine, and the sidewalk café lifestyle. What they often don’t associate with it is black, bitter coffee made from some of the world’s crudest coffee beans, roasted in the […]

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