Fresh Cup: Coffee Industry Stories and Insights

Let’s Talk About Coffee Certifications

B-corp, organic, fair trade: what do all the certifications gracing the shelves of coffee shops and grocery stores mean? We take a closer look.
by Anne Mercer | February 3, 2023

Latest Stories

Take The First-Ever Coffee Business Owner Salary Survey

We’re inviting coffee shop and roasting company business owners to participate in the first-ever Coffee Business Owner Salary Survey.
by Garrett Oden | February 2, 2023

Can Liberica Change The Way We Grow Coffee?

Once cultivated in the 19th century to battle coffee leaf rust, liberica, a nearly forgotten coffee species—and its new subvariety, excelsa—may be the answer to the looming threat of climate change.
by Fionn Pooler | February 1, 2023

Green Tea Inspiration: Five Green Tea–Infused Recipes

Fresh flavors and new influences are changing the tea game dramatically. Step up your green tea game with creative flavor combinations.
by Kei Nishida | January 31, 2023

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New Year Reads

Creating the Winter Café

by Fresh Cup Staff | September 29, 2014

Ditching Ho-Hum Cocoa

by Daniel P. Smith | September 1, 2022

Crunching the Numbers — Creating a Budget That Works For You

by Janae Easlon | April 25, 2022

The Winter Spirit

by Cory Eldridge | September 8, 2015

Retail & Commerce Articles

How To Develop A Café Menu

Working Wonders: The Power of Cross-Brand Collaborations

Make Like A Bean And Ground (Yourself): Grounding Techniques For Baristas

Heavy Rotation: On Picking Music For The Café

The Joys and Burdens of Old Roasters

Is It Time to Raise Your Prices?

Trending Articles

What is Cascara? An Overview of Coffee Cherry Tea

by Brenna Ciummo | May 20, 2014

Coffee News Club: Week of January 30th

by Fionn Pooler | January 30, 2023

The Grounds of Alexandria

by Ellie Bradley | August 22, 2016

The Barista League Plans For Its Biggest Year Yet

by Ashley Rodriguez | January 11, 2023

Coffee & Tea Articles

Sweet Companions: Creating The Perfect Coffee and Cheese Pairing

Coffee Waste or Product Potential?

Grinding for a Purpose: Everything You Need To Know To Pick The Right Grinder

The 2022 Fresh Cup Gift Guide

Who Is Canned Cold Brew For?

A Tough Tea Market by the Numbers: Insights From the 2022 North American Tea Conference

Origin & Trade Articles

Good Genes: Genetic Diversity And The Future of Coffee

How the industry is looking to genetic resource conservation to help preserve coffee.
by Chris Ryan | January 12, 2023

New Names, Same Faces: Genetic Accuracy for Yemeni Coffee

In Yemen, coffee varieties are often referred to by colloquial names, which are often inaccurate and don’t reflect real varieties. But a new study is giving farmers more definitive names and greater access to…
by Valorie Clark | November 23, 2022

Contemporary Indonesian Specialty Coffee: A Chat with Three Coffee Processors

The world of Indonesian coffee has changed a lot over the past five years. Here are three coffee processors discussing the highlights and challenges of Indonesian coffee production.
by Mikey Rinaldo | November 11, 2022

Industry Articles

How Go Fund Bean Harnesses Digital Spaces To Aid Coffee Workers

Originally launched to help out-of-work baristas during the early weeks of the pandemic, Go Fund Bean uses virtual spaces to offer tools and resources to coffee workers worldwide.
by RJ Joseph | January 27, 2023

Fresh Finds: A Review of the Spinn Brewer

Our review of the Spinn brewer breaks down which coffee drinks shine on the innovative new brewer.
by Ashley Rodriguez | January 20, 2023

Leaderboard Brings Coffee Education Right To Your Home

Coffee competitions often occur in large spaces with people watching—Leaderboard: The Coffee Game takes the spirit of competitions and brings them into at-home and digital spaces.
by RJ Joseph | January 18, 2023