Welcome to Fresh Brews. Each week, I scour the internet, stumbling through dozens of blogs and across hundreds of newspapers to find stories for our round up of all that is informative, entertaining and random in the coffee world. Enjoy!
I know a lot of creative people that take their coffee very serious. This video takes it a step further, what if coffee was vital and a required part of the creative process. Spotted at MCR.
Soil: Sustainability & Coffee From The Ground Up
A look at how one coffee company is shunning the Organic label and instead looking towards sustainable growing and business model.
Accelerated Caffeine Detox
While I don’t think you can drink too much coffee, some people think otherwise. Check out this detox plan from an unlikely source – I Need Coffee
Analysis: Coffee roasters stick with less costly robusta
Since coffee became a commodity, coffee companies have been cutting corners, adding cheap, bitter robusta to their blends. Twenty years ago, experts said that costumers would only accept a certain level of robusta. Turns out the experts were wrong because Folgers, Maxwell House and their friends set new records last year. Further reason to buy coffee from your local coffee roaster.
World Barista Championship, 2012
Last week, coffee enthusiasts from all over the globe headed towards Vienna to experience the World Barista Championship. If you missed it, you can now see the results, as well as videos from each barista’s presentation.
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