Erna Knutsen Is A Specialty Coffee Living Legend. This Video Will Inspire You.


Erna Knutsen announced her retirement at age 93 this year, and spoke at the Specialty Coffee Association of America's Opening Ceremonies in April. The SCAA, an organization she helped organize (it's named after a term she coined), honored Knutsen with their very first Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. She founded Knutsen Coffees in 1985, after … [Read more...]

Sprudge Sunday Magazine Issue #17 – Anne Lunell, WIC


December 26th-31th, is revisiting some of our favorite stories from the very exciting past year in coffee. Enjoy! In the tradition of the Onion’s Sunday Magazine, welcome to Sprudge Sunday Magazine – “Specialty Coffee’s Cover Page." For issue #17 of Sprudge Sunday Magazine, we were inspired by the coffee industry trade publication … [Read more...]

Coffee Uncut Episode Four Has A “Women In Coffee” Conversation is the proud publishing house behind "Coffee Uncut", Alexandra Littlejohn's wildly popular global podcast zeitgeist, which has ranked as high as #5 internationally in the iTunes "Food" section, besting other 'casts by folks like Martha Stewart, NPR, and the New York Times. In this episode, Alex chats with Sarah Leslie (Gimme Coffee, … [Read more...]

Last Week With Ben Blake: Week of June 7th, 2013


Maybe you spent the last week lounging on the beaches of some remote island off the coast of Washington, or maybe you just had a job and kids and a real life that kept you busy. Whatever the case may be, here’s all the coffee news you missed in the last 7 days —all in one spot. It’s like a fun-sized candy bar, only it’s not a candy bar—it’s just … [Read more...]

Sweden: Koppi Opens Pop Up Shop In Stockholm


DCILY reports that Koppi, that feisty Helsingborg outfit, has opened a pop-up shop in Stockhold adjacent to raw denim purveyors Denim Demon. It gets even more Swedish, thanks to this little espresso teaser: The shop is open now, at Åsögatan 174, Stockholm Sweden. No but really, go read the DCILY feature - it's got gorgeous photos and … [Read more...]

“Women’s handprints can be found at every point in coffee…”


Allison Aubrey writes for NPR's The Salt blog, who today published this feature on four East African coffee producers visiting DC as part of a trip funded by the International Women's Coffee Alliance and the International Trade Centre's Women in Coffee Project. The four women are representatives of Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya, and their … [Read more...]

Women In Coffee: SF Educational Series


San Francisco's community food space 18 Reasons will be hosting a program called "Women In Coffee: Their voices, lives and dreams from farm to cup" with Equator Coffees' Kimberly Easson and Helen Russel. This program will feature a lecture followed by a tasting. More from Brown Paper Tickets: The class will begin with a talk by Kimberly, widely … [Read more...]