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Food Republic Coffee Power Rankings

The 10 key figures in the industry right now
Jan 30, 2014 10:00 am

A new year brings a new set of hot coffee luminaries. We’ve been scouring the country and beyond for the tastemakers and trailblazers in the field of coffee brewing, roasting, marketing and technology. Find out who is on our radar, from microroasters of the moment to badass baristas to those who grow the precious cherries that will eventually become your morning pour over. Behold, the Food Republic Coffee Power Rankings (early 2014 edition).

Check Out This Coffee Flavor Wheel, So You Know Your Leather From Your Plum

Counter Culture has released their flavor bible
Dec 20, 2013 10:00 am

Part of that education process surrounding coffee is stressing the concept of cupping (sampling coffee side by side and drawing out specific flavor profiles). We’ve always wondered where the flavors come from — all the melons, gingers and "hints of tobacco" we read about. Well, that question was answered when we stumbled upon this flavor wheel

6 Examples Of Pour-Over Coffee In The Wild

There's more than one way to swirl a fancy kettle
Dec 11, 2013 9:30 am

Many in the Food Republic office collectively start our mornings with a cup of pour-over coffee. Why do we start our day this way? We like our coffee strong, clean and we can’t get enough of using these pour-over kettles. It’s fun. So much fun people have...

Care To Step Up Your Coffee Pour-Over Design Game?

Introducing the Canadiano, a wood-carved pour-over
Dec 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Do you prefer the intense, complex flavor of a pour-over cup of coffee, but the plastic and metallic devices conflict with your heightened sensibilities? It's ok to be a coffee snob and a design snob (at least within the Food Republic). And fortunately, someone has developed a more palatable option. 

Infographic: Are London And New York City Headed For A Coffee War?

A British company tries to stir up some trouble
Dec 9, 2013 10:00 am

When you think of great coffee, London and New York aren't the first two places that come to mind. Seattle or Rome, maybe. Still, that hasn't stopped UK-based Tassimo from suggesting that the two metropolises in question will be locked in a caffeinated battle throughout 2014. Check out the infographic...

Are We Entering The Era Of The McChemex? McDonald's Ups Its Coffee Game.

Golden Arches bagged coffee is now for sale
Nov 13, 2013 10:00 am

Tough times might be ahead for Folgers. Long a dominant force in the grocery store coffee business — that is, the more budget-friendly cans we all grew up on and the stuff we still drink when home for the holidays — the company has found stiff competition from a segment of restaurant-branded products like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. And, now, McDonald's is entering the arena.

Infographic: How Coffee Is Taking Over Our Minds, Bodies And Wallets. All Of Us!

Coffee is a global economic force. Tastes good too.
Oct 29, 2013 9:00 am

Here is a detailed look at the history of coffee and the statistics behind its popularity. Want a really quick one? Nearly 83% of the population in the United States drinks coffee daily. Another one? More than $4 billion is spent on imports. We’re not going to spoil the rest. Check out this really great infographic and learn some more. 

What Your Coffee Order Says About The Type Of Human You Are

Reading into your morning coffee selection
Sep 30, 2013 9:00 am

We live in an era where coffee orders go well beyond without or without cream —and not just in urban centers where baristas now outnumber bartenders. In this infographic from Doghouse Diaries, we find out that ordering iced coffee means that you are “assertive and outspoken” while the Americano says you’re “calm and conscientious.”

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