Specialty Coffee Retailer

Specialty Coffee Retailer January 2014

Specialty Coffee Retailer is a publication for owners, managers and employees of retail outlets that sell specialty coffee. Its scope includes best sales practices, supplies, business trends and anything else to assist the small coffee retailer.

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BREW NEWS WOODS COFFEE PYRAMIDS The Woods Coffee Company announced a collaboration with Bellingham's Spice Hut to overhaul its tea offering. Woods will now offer new pyramid tea sachets, which the company says feature an improved design and a fuller, more robust flavor. Like the original bags, the new pyramid sachets are biodegradable and free of glues, inks, staples and other flavorchanging materials (they're also GMO-free and gluten-free). All 14 of Woods Coffee's locations will carry the new design. SCAA SEATTLE REGISTRATION projects like community gardens, food storage and preservation and building healthier kitchens. The projects are intended to reduce malnutrition in children and create alternative incomes for women. For the first time, the SCAA has announced a two-year partnership with a host city for its annual event. The 2014 and 2015 expositions will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. The 2014 event will take place April 24-27. For more information and to register as an attendee, visit the Specialty Coffee Association of America's website at www.scaa.org. COUNTER CULTURE WEST COAST ROASTERY & BIG EASTERN COMPETITION GREEN MOUNTAIN—CAFÉ FEMENINO FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP Green Mountain Coffee has awarded the Café Femenino Foundation a $46,200 grant to support poverty reduction programs in Colombia and Peru in 2014. The grant funding will support female coffeeproducers and their families through 18 Counter culture announced plans to open a training center and roaster in Emeryville, CA, which is expected to open in the first half of 2014. The opening marks the company's ninth training center and its second roaster, after the original in Durham, NC. The training center will host events and coffee classes that are part of the company's Counter Intelligence educational program. It will also be open for free public coffee cuppings. The 12,000 square foot building was previously used as an organic food distribution center. Counter Culture is also sponsoring the Big Eastern Regional Coffee Competition, taking place January 17-19 in Durham, NC. Also hosted by Dallis Bros. Coffee and produced by the SCAA and Barista Guild of America, the competition attracts baristas from the Northeast and Southeast. Winners will compete in the US Coffee Championship in Seattle this April. Contestants in the Barista Competition prepare and serve four espressos, four cappuccinos and four signature espresso beverages during a 15-minute window. Those who compete in the Brewers Cup are judged in a blind tasting. The event will be held at The Cotton Room in Durham. CHICAGO ESPRESSO BAR Caffe Vergnano recently debuted a standing espresso bar at Eataly Chicago, the company's second installation after the New York Eataly location. The bar will offer a menu of espresso, macchiati and housemade pastries, as well as the entire line of Caffe Vergnano products including the recently released Nespresso-compatible capsules. The company's 1882 Coffee Shop chain (which now numbers 70 locations) was launched in 2000.

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