Two Centuries of Enslaved Labor: The Contributions of Blacks in the Early Americas Coffee Trade

Woman working on farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Photo by Danielle Seréjo.

 

Introduction by Kenneth Davids, Editor in Chief

Phyllis Johnson, longtime president of green coffee importer BD Imports, has emerged as an eloquent spokesperson for acknowledgement and change at a time when specialty coffee is searching for an effective response to systemic racism in the U.S. Her writing and speeches have rallied the specialty coffee community and she has created an outlet and focus for action by founding the new Coffee Coalition for Racial Equity. 

When we decided to focus this month’s issue of Coffee Review on Black-owned American coffee roasters (see August 2020 Tasting Report: Recognizing Coffees from Black-owned Coffee Companies), we asked for Phyllis’s help in organizing our report. She recommended this month’s impressive co-cupper Alicia Adams, for example. We also invited Phyllis to write a piece on any subject she chose to appear with Read more

Recognizing Coffees from Black-owned Coffee Companies

Roaster Alex Carlson; Direct of Coffee Ali Gulduren, and Owner Efrem Fesaha at Boon Boona Coffee in Reston, Washington.  Photo by Jeriel Calamayan, courtesy of Boon Boona Coffee.

 

For new readers who may not be familiar with Coffee Review, we introduced the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the specialty coffee industry in 1997. Our mission is to help consumers purchase superior quality coffees while recognizing and rewarding the farmers and roasters who produce these coffees.

Since our founding, Coffee Review has reviewed coffees in an objective, unbiased manner, with our ratings and descriptions based on tasting the coffee rather than starting with information about the coffee. This objectivity  is critical for our credibility with consumers and industry professionals alike. For a more detailed explanation of our rating system and evaluation processes, read How Coffee Review Works. For more on our history, check out Reflecting on Two Read more

What’s The Difference Between A Latte, Cappuccino And A Flat White?

Gano Excel is an progressive firm primarily based company positioned in Malaysia that is taking the espresso trade by storm. Robusta tends to be a hardier, more illness resistant plant than Arabica. It is inexpensive to keep up and yields extra espresso yearly. Whereas Robusta prospers in lowlands reminiscent of rain forest, Arabica grows greatest at excessive altitudes, from 2,000 feet to six,000 feet above sea level. The first step is deciding which version of the drink you’re looking for. At most cafes, if you happen to simply order a macchiato they may assume you imply an espresso macchiato. Should you’re not familiar with the café, take a quick have a look at their menu to see what they offer. Gold, silver and generally precise gems, pearls and diamonds are trademark tasteless substances for some of the world’s most over-the-high pointlessly expensive meals objects, ranging from sushi wrapped in gold … Read more

Funds Travel Suggestions

When you’re like me, you have found your self staring down the record of impressively (and intimidatingly) named espresso drinks at your local coffee shop and felt totally confused by the tip of it. The mocha you order at your local cafe will not be necessarily the mocha espresso beans grown and harvested in Yemen. These had been called such because their taste was considered much like chocolate. As an alternative, the general mocha drink you may discover on coffee store menus is a sort of coffee beverage that’s flavored with chocolate. Many individuals take into account the mocha drink to be damaged down into 5 components — two-fifths espresso, two-fifths chocolate taste and one-fifth steamed milk, with the chocolate taste often coming in the type of hot chocolate. Coffee power will vary from cafe to cafe, but typically talking, the darker the roast, the stronger the caffeine. Some cafes … Read more

Behind The Scenes Of The Coffee Membership’s Brand

Ever since the period of the Boston Tea Get together, espresso has been considered one of America’s hottest beverage choices; it is usually universally recognized and loved all over the world and has been for a whole bunch of years. Very good, informative article. You clarify the good and dangerous methods of making coffee. Nevertheless, I am unsure you answer the query of ‘what is the distinction between a latte and flat white’. The key to having fun with all this adventure whereas staying inside your funds is to shun the standard vacationer sights, and to take your time when traveling around. By doing this, not only will you lower your expenses, however you will make contact with real people, and make some great recollections. While in Cancun it’s possible you’ll meet only different tourists, within the wilds of Peru you will meet every kind of individuals, from peasant espresso … Read more