grinders source

Grinders Source

Treat your customers to a better coffee experience knowing their money has gone to support coffee farmers from around the world.
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coffee prices May

Coffee prices fall in May while volatility subsides

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator decreased by 4.1 per cent to an average of 104.45 US cents per pound in May 2020. This marks the second consecutive month of decrease. The daily price of the ICO composite indicator reached a high of 107.29 US cents per pound on 11 May, and then declined over the next two weeks reaching a low of 98.68 US cents per pound on 29 May. Expectations of a larger output from Brazil’s 2020/21 crop, the harvesting of which is underway, and ongoing bearish expectations for demand put downward pressure on prices in May.
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World Nutella Day

Brunetti to celebrate World Nutella Day with free Nutella breakfast

Brunetti will offer a custom menu of Nutella breakfast items in celebration of World Nutella Day, 5 February, at its Flinders Lane and Carlton locations in Victoria.  The special menu, including Nutella-filled croissants, bombes (Italian doughnuts) and cannolis, will be available for free with any coffee or drinks purchase. 
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coffee extinction

Sixty per cent of coffee species in danger of extinction

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the United Kingdom have revealed that 60 per cent of all wild coffee species are under threat of extinction in two papers published in Science Advances and Global Change Biology. This includes the wild relative of Coffea arabica, the world’s most widely traded coffee, which has entered The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as an Endangered species, largely due to climate change projections.
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Han Tran

2016 Vietnam Barista Champion Han Tran makes tracks

There are two traditional types of barista in Vietnam according to Han Tran: those that work in street vendors selling roadside coffee that’s “dark, dense, and bitter Robusta” or in male-dominated cafés that are attracted more to the female baristas than the overpriced beverage in front of them.  When Han told her parents she wanted to pursue a career in coffee, naturally, she says, you can imagine their disapproving reaction.  “They were against it,” she says. “Barista work had a bad reputation because of the stereotypes. A barista was not considered a profession in Vietnam. It was not respected. My parents were worried for my safety and that I would not earn a secure income.”
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World Coffee Research updates Arabica Coffee Catalog

World Coffee Research (WCR) has launched a major update to its Arabica Coffee Catalog. Released on 16 February, the catalog has expanded to include varieties from six African countries including Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The catalog previously only covered varieties commonly found in and around Central America.
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