Can Your Company Afford to Ignore Single Serve?

There has been a lot of industry chatter about single serve coffee in the last couple of months, excellent pieces in Stir Magazine “Single Serve Solutions” and thought provoking articles on the impact of pods and capsules on the environment.

What we can’t argue with is the figures that we are seeing representing the change in [...]

Dan Cox is interviewed by The Voice of Russia Radio

Dan Cox was interviewed by Lauren Murphy of The Voice of Russia radio last week to speak about Starbucks’ foray into beer and wine in a segment called Happy Hour Could be Coming to Your Local Starbucks.

Photo credit: AFP Photo/Sajad Hussain

WASHINGTON (VR) –Starbucks is announcing plans to start serving alcohol at thousands more of its [...]

SCAA Interviews Spencer Turer

SCAA Volunteer Highlight: Spencer Turer
By Mya Stark on March 10, 2014

How long have you been volunteering for SCAA? In 2000 I joined an SCAA committee and have volunteered on a committee every year since. Today, I am Chairman of the Technical Edit and Peer Review Committee and a member of the Technical Standards committee

What was [...]

Dan Cox on CNBC’s Street Signs



On today’s CNBC Street Signs, Dan speaks with Brian Sullivan and Amanda Drury,  providing information about the current situation in the coffee futures market.


Coffee Analysts Congratulates Vermont Coffee Company's 30 Year Anniversary

Vermont Coffee Company’s Organic Dark Roast

Paul Ralston, celebrating 30 years in the coffee business,  identifies Dan Cox as providing valuable assistance in providing coffee education and trainingwhen he was starting his company.  Coffee Enterprises/Coffee Analysts still provides training to the coffee industry and regularly works with all parts of the coffee tree-to-cup [...]

Coffee Analysts Supports Grounds for Health

Grounds for Health: Using Vinegar to Save Women
by Shyla Nambiar

Published 1/13/2014; © 2014 Shyla Nambiar

Cervical cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women in the world. While women in affluent nations are encouraged to have routine Pap smears, they are often too expensive for women in developing countries. Now, [...]

Coffee Analysts Hosts a Home Cupping Party

“Before we started, Dan and Spencer handed out our scoring sheets and explained that we would be blind tasting, unaware of the coffee’s origin. First we would smell the dry grounds for Fragrance. After adding hot water and waiting three minutes, we would break the crust with our round soup spoons and smell the Aroma. [...]

International Coffee &Tea Festival, Dubai U.A.E, November 2014

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 Enterprises Hosts Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers on Tuesday Oct 14th.

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 [...]

Coffee Enterprises Featured on NPR

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 [...]

Spencer Turer to Instruct SCAA educational classes at the International Coffee & Tea Festival in Dubai, UAE

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 [...]

Coffee Quality for Profitabilty by Spencer Turer

Coffee Analysts – Certified Teaching Laboratory

Scott Kelly Studies Laboratory Operations at Coffee Analysts

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 Earns Q Grader License

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.

A Rainbow of Choices: Coffee Analysts goes to Guatemala

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 [...]

Supermarket Medium-Roast Coffees

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?




Coffee Analysts in Costa Rica, Nov 2012

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 [...]

SCAA Instructor Development Program

DECEMBER 13, 2012

8:30am – 5:00pm

32 Lakeside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

December 13, 2012 | 8:30am – 5:00pm

PRICING (per person)
SCAA Member price: $80.00
RG/BGA Member price: $120.00
Non Member price: $160.00


The SCAA Instructor Development Program is one of our most popular professional development programs. Specialty Coffee Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can advance [...]

Turer's Take: NACS

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 [...]