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Diedrich Coffee Roasting Equipment

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The Diedrich family has been a part of the coffee, tea and cocoa trade for three generations. The family began growing in the Antigua region of Guatemala in 1912 and today is recognized for their expertise in every facet of the coffee industry.


Carl Diedrich, Sr., was involved in growing coffee from an early age and in the early 1960s, developed the first Diedrich roaster. The growing and nurturing skills he learned from his parents were in turn passed along to his sons, Martin, Stephan and Carl, Jr., who were also raised on the plantation.

The family moved from Guatemala to Orange County, California in 1972 and opened the first Diedrich Coffee house in Newport Beach. Martin took over the retail and wholesale business in 1982, which has grown to more than 60 coffee houses throughout the country. Stephan who acquired his father’s mechanical abilities, and Carl, Jr. founded Diedrich Manufacturing Company in 1980 to build the Diedrich coffee roasting equipment.

The roasting methods developed over generations by the Diedrich family maximize the inherent flavor of all coffees. Applying the correct combination of heat, airflow and timing, Diedrich roasters create the optimum environment for every varietal of coffee bean. This technology enables complete control over the roasting environment, accommodating the differences in growing altitudes, cultivation techniques and processing methods as well as bean size, density and moisture content.

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February 15th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

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Nesco Home Coffee Roasting Machine

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Nesco Home Coffee Roasting Machine Movie Demonstration

sweetmarias.com has the latest model of the Nesco Home Coffee Roaster, an innovative design that features an auger-driven agitator in the roast chamber, and quiet operation (about the same as a FreshRoast, and much quieter than Hearthware machines).

This machine has had a name change not too long ago, from Zach and Dani’s (a proprietary name given the machine by the company that sold it), to Nesco, the actual manufacturer.

This is a home roaster, period. I like this model, and recommend it highly with a few conditions. To be exact, I feel there are a couple drawbacks to the machine: dark roasts take a long time and the roaster might have trouble attaining a full French roast in some situations (namely, on circuits with voltage below 110v – see our extended review for more details).

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February 15th, 2011 at 11:10 am

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Coffee Inventory, Roast & Profile Software

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roastlog.com

What is RoastLog?

More than just a notebook, RoastLog is the first end-to-end software system built exclusively for coffee professionals. The system is designed to track, store and organize your coffee inventory, roast profiles and cupping notes all online. You will be able to access your data from anywhere – the cupping room, the roasting plant floor, from home or office, from virtually any computer connected to the internet, PC or Mac.

With RoastLog there is no need to track time and temperature data in a notebook. No need to plot curves on graph paper. No more hours wasted on entering data into clunky spreadsheets that are difficult to analyze. RoastLog frees coffee roasters and cuppers from the tedious task of record keeping with the goal of streamlining data analysis.

RoastLog makes it easy to share data with your team – roasters, green buyers and quality assurance technicians can all access the exact same information about your coffee assortment, add details to specific roasts and analyze the collected data. With RoastLog you can keep track of how the roasting day is progressing from any location and share information with your team online.

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February 15th, 2011 at 10:31 am

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Starbucks, Green Mountain in partnership talks

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Starbucks wants dominant position in single-cup market – Green Mountain’s Keurig brewer now dominates segment – Green Mountain shares jump on news of negotiations (Recasts to add Starbucks talks; adds LOS ANGELES to dateline, bylines)

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR.O)have been in “ongoing partnership negotiations”, a source close to the talks told Reuters on Monday, sending Green Mountain stock surging.

Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, wants to be a big player in the new and fast-growing single-serve coffee segment that Green Mountain currently dominates with its Keurig one-cup brewers.

Starbucks on Sunday said it planned to announce a new product for the single-cup coffee market in the near future, reviving speculation of a tie-up between the two companies.

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February 14th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Hawaiian Kona Coffee

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Kona coffee is the market name for coffee (Coffea arabica) cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Only coffee from the Kona Districts can be described as “Kona”. The weather of sunny mornings, cloud or rain in the afternoon, little wind and mild nights combined with porous, mineral rich volcanic soil, creates favorable coffee growing conditions. The loanword for coffee in the Hawaiian language is kope, pronounced.

Kona Hawaii History

Samuel Ruggles brought coffee to the Kona District in 1828. The coffee plant was brought to the Kona district in 1828 by Samuel Reverend Ruggles, from Brazilian cuttings. English merchant Henry Nicholas Greenwell moved to the area and established Kona coffee as a recognized brand later in the 19th century. The former Greenwell Store and Kona Coffee Living History Farm have since become museums.

In other parts of the Hawaiian islands, it was grown on large plantations, but the 1899 world coffee market crash caused plantation owners to lease land to their workers. Most were from Japan, brought to work on sugarcane plantations. They worked their leased parcels of between 5 and 12 acres (49,000 m2) as family concerns, producing large, quality crops.

The tradition of family farms continued throughout Kona. The Japanese-origin families have been joined by Filipinos, mainland Americans, and Europeans. There are approximately 800 Kona coffee farms, with an average size of less than 5 acres (20,000 m2). In 1997 the total Kona coffee area was 2,290 acres (9 km2) and green coffee production just over two million pounds.

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February 13th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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Good Eats Episode : Espress Yourself

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Alton Brown covers Espresso in Good Eats Episode : Espress Yourself

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February 12th, 2011 at 10:24 am

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Canada’s Common Grounds TV

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With the domination of the “Green Giant” in the coffee universe, it has become a necessity for the independents to find new and creative ways to compete with the large corporations for the consumer dollar, or in this case four dollars. This has led to Canada being home to some of the most unique cafes this side of Italy.

Common Grounds TV will take you across this great country in search of the best espresso, cappuccino, desserts, architecture and more as hosts Nik Green and Edan Marshall traverse the country in an Audi A4.

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February 12th, 2011 at 9:37 am

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The Fairtrade Foundation

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“Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers and workers who have been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading system. If fair access to markets under better trade conditions would help them to overcome barriers to development, they can join Fairtrade.”

Fairtrade is a tool for development that ensures disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal through the use of the international FAIRTRADE Mark.

Fairtrade Labelling was created in the Netherlands in the late 1980s. The Max Havelaar Foundation launched the first Fairtrade consumer guarantee label in 1988 on coffee sourced from Mexico. Here in the UK, the Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992, with the first products to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark launched in 1994. Read the history of Fairtrade labelling internationally .

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February 11th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

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Illy Coffee Company

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He also devised a new packaging system for preserving coffee in which the cans were filled with inert gases instead of air pressurization. illy coffee was soon “exported” outside the immediate Trieste area, and was eventually sold all over Italy.

After the Second World War, control of the company passed to Ernesto Illy (1925-2008), son of the founder, who started a research laboratory that soon became the source of numerous new inventions and patents. It was Ernesto, a scientist and researcher, who established cooperation agreements with universities and research centres, and who promoted premium coffee around the globe. His son, Andrea Illy is currently the chairman and CEO, and his sister Anna Illy and brother Riccardo Illy are on the board.

The Illy brand is available in many countries though with significant price differences depending on import duty rates.

Currently, illycaffè S.p.A. is a large international company, selling its coffee-related products in approximately 131 countries worldwide. The illy group is made up of several companies located in North America, France, Germany, Spain and Benelux. The group employs approximately 700 people throughout these six locations.

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February 9th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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Jammin Java Corp. (JAMN.OB) is “One to Watch”

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Founded in 2004, Jammin Java Corp. provides premium roasted coffee on a wholesale level. They provide their coffee to the service, hospitality, office coffee service, and big box store industry. Jammin Java Corp.’s shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. They were formerly known as Marley Coffee Inc. and changed their name to Jammin Java […]

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February 9th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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