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Brazil droughts, Commodity markets, and the Coffee Crises

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Wow, what an interesting 4 months following the Coffee Commodity markets. If you are unsure of the back story, here is a link to my opinion piece 10 weeks ago when the market sky rocketed. Click here to read the previous article As the Harvest approaches in Brazil, we are hearing more and more reports of this… Underdeveloped, and rotten beans inside of otherwise healthy looking cherries. Coffee trees are producing healthy amounts of cherries, but many are ripening very early. We will not know how many of the cherries are carrying bad beans until the harvest, which is approaching...

Roasting for Bean or Brew

Posted by 49

I have found myself at this point in thought process many times over the past 10+ years of roasting. If we roast to achieve the best out of the bean, then surely there is only a small window in which we can be true to the bean. However, if we take into account how the bean will be extracted, then the grind and pressure should be taken into account during the roasting process. Before I can even begin to guide anyone through the thought trail that answers this question, let’s look at a few (modern) historical points. We are currently...

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