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

Coffee News Club: Week of January 30th

Not the bees! Why syrup-heavy Dutch Bros Coffee has a pollinator problem. Plus, a coffee chain is opening franchises in high schools, and Stumptown becomes the latest company to ditch dairy.
by Fionn Pooler | January 30, 2023

Coffee News Club: Week of January 23rd

Competition amongst coffee shops ramps up in Korea, Luckin Coffee swings again for international expansion, and the NLRB may order Starbucks to bargain with a shop that formerly voted against unionizing.
by Fionn Pooler | January 23, 2023

Coffee News Club: Week of January 16th

Coffee prices continue to fluctuate, Hawaii faces a coffee’ farmageddon,’ and could science create a decent cup of decaf? ‘Arabica Steadies After Touching More Than 1-1/2 Year Lows’ – via Reuters Bad weather and supply constraints…
by Fionn Pooler | January 16, 2023

Coffee News Club: Week of January 9th

New year, new coffee health stories. Plus: which brew method has the smallest carbon footprint?
by Fionn Pooler | January 9, 2023

The Biggest News Stories of 2022

Global geopolitics, a surging coffee labor movement, and a whole lot of greenwashing: welcome to the Fresh Cup 2022 Year in Review.
by Fionn Pooler | December 26, 2022

The Rise And Fall Of Hard Coffee

After a seemingly unstoppable rise, we said RIP to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s Hard Coffee in October 2022. Do other hard coffee drinks stand a chance?
by Fionn Pooler | December 21, 2022

Coffee News Club: Week of December 19th

Could a rediscovered coffee species save the industry? Could a tiny wasp save Hawaiian coffee? Could drinking coffee save your hips?
by Fionn Pooler | December 19, 2022

Coffee News Club: Week of December 12th

Happy birthday, Starbucks Workers United! And breaking news: coffee wakes you up!
by Fionn Pooler | December 12, 2022

Coffee News Club: Week of December 5th

Krispy Kreme agrees to pay nearly $1.2 million in back wages. Plus, Colombia again considers leaving the commodity coffee market, Peet’s Coffee workers move to unionize, and caffeine could help you run really, really…
by Fionn Pooler | December 5, 2022