Last month Spencer Turer was invited by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the organizers of the International Coffee & Tea Festival to instruct SCAA and Roasters Guild classes in Dubai. This coffee adventure took Spencer from our coffee laboratory in Burlington 7,500 miles away to the conference center at the Medan Hotel in [...]
Coffee Analysts’ testing laboratory hosted the coffee producers from the ASOANEI Cooperative, and conversations with our guests involved coffee supply chain issues and the effects of ROYA in Central America.
From Sustainable Harvest: Jorge Cuevas from Portland, Oregon, Claudia Rocio Gomoez from Bogota, Colombia, and Oscar Gonzales from Lima, Peru
From ASOANEI – Productores Agroecológicos Santa Marta [...]
For a product that can’t be commercially grown here, coffee is a growing industry in the Green Mountain State. Coffee roasters are proliferating and we wondered why, and what, makes coffee ‘local.’
The guys who do know what’s in the bag are working in a luxe, waterfront facility in Burlington’s South End called Coffee Enterprises. It’s [...]
The International Coffee & Tea Festival is the one-stop event showcasing all facets of coffee, tea, bar and café products, equipment and services, presenting a focused, industry-recognized platform in the Middle East. The Middle East’s flourishing coffee and tea market offers an ideally conducive environment for cafés and restaurants and continues to grow exponentially. Over [...]
Scott Kelly, a visiting barista, musician, and coffee professional from Sydney Australia, is participating in a 12-month work and travel program organized by CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) exploring the coffee industry in the United States. Before he joined our team at Coffee Analysts for a three day internship, Scott worked at LAMILL Coffee, [...]
Vincent Caloiero, Coffee Analysts’ Coffee Technologist and Sensory Specialist, has earned his Q Grader license. This certificate represents hours of training, dedication, and expertise in sensory analysis in coffee testing. We are proud of Vincent’s achievement and congratulate him on this milestone.
After making it through another brutal New England winter, we decided to it was time to head to origin: this time, to Guatemala. Working closely with Anacafe, the Guatemalan National Coffee Association, we studied coffee quality throughout the country, and learned first hand about the destructive nature of leaf rust (hemileia vastatrix.)
Upon arrival we began [...]
Cook’s Illustrated Magazine recently conducted an analysis comparing and contrasting several Supermarket Medium-Roast Coffees. In the same issue they also evaluated consumer filter drip coffee makers. Do you agree with their conclusions? http://tinyurl.com/bfndzte
Spencer Turer, the Director of Coffee Operations at Coffee Analysts, traveled to Costa Rica in early November 2012 to attend the Sintercafe International Coffee Conference and tour coffee farms.
The Sintercafe trip started in San Jose, Costa Rica with over 325 attendees from 23 nations. While attending the event, Spencer met with coffee producers, traders and [...]
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The SCAA Instructor Development Program is one of our most popular professional development programs. Specialty Coffee Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can advance [...]
Spencer Turer, Director of Coffee Operations, attended the recent NACS Show (National Association of Convenience Stores) held in Las Vegas, Nevada. While at the show, Spencer met with many of our clients from the convenience retailer channel of trade, and had the opportunity to talk with other retailers about their hot beverage programs.
“Attention to coffee [...]
We are please to announce that Director of Coffee Operations Spencer Turer is now a Licensed Q-Grader. An article from CoffeeTalk describes what it means to be a Q-Grader:
The Q-Grader program is designed to give a common language to describe quality in coffee and is used from the farmer to the consumer. It quantifies coffee [...]
Coffee Analysts’ own Spencer Turer was quoted earlier this week in an MSNBC article about coffee and its effects on living a long life.
In her piece, author JoNel Aleccia cites recent results from the largest-ever analysis of the link between coffee consumption and mortality that coffee consumption may lead to a living a longer life. The [...]
In its January Volume, the Institute of Food Technologist featured an in-depth article titled Coffee Quality Testing. After explaining the coffee basics, the author relies on the expertize of our own Spencer Turer to explain how and why coffee is tested:
The quality of the coffee consumers drink depends on numerous factors, such as the [...]
Spencer Turer from Coffee Analysts attended Let’s Talk Coffee 2011 in Salinitas, El Salvador along with Jeff Alpert and Jenny Perez from Coffee Extracts & Ingredients. The conference is organized by Sustainable Harvest and attended by over 375 attendees from 24 different countries. The theme for this years conference was “Redesigning the Coffee Supply Chain.” [...]
Jacqui Hartman, Flavor & Fragrance Specialties
Coffee Analysts conducted a two-day coffee sensory training session for Jacqui Hartman, a junior flavor chemist at Flavor & Fragrance Specialties.
The training focused on “Tongues & Noses” with emphasis on tasting coffees from around the world. Jacqui worked with the CA staff on identification of faults, taints and positive [...]
It took us a long time, but we are officially on Facebook.
We will post updates to our Analysts Blog (this page), as well as links to coffee-tech related articles, videos, etc.
The Orlando Sentinel recently blogged that First Watch, a breakfast, brunch and lunch chain based in Bradenton, Fla., is now selling its Sunrise Select Premium Blend ground coffee at all 82 locations.
Our coffee product development team helped First Watch develop this special blend. According to a First Watch press release:
First Watch customers can pick [...]