Author Archives: Timothy J. Castle

Many (Most?) SCAA Past Presidents Support SCAA/SCAE Unification

It has been some time since I have posted anything here. I have “thought I should” many, many times. I am now moved to say something when, ironically, I feel my voice, un-voiced for so long, was being misappropriated. Some … finish reading Many (Most?) SCAA Past Presidents Support SCAA/SCAE Unification

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Might Specialty Coffee Finally Be Cut Adrift from its Market Moorings?

There’s a lot going on in the world of coffee but the headline right now is this: The internationally traded prices for coffee have fallen dramatically over the past few months while at the same time, the outlook for the … finish reading Might Specialty Coffee Finally Be Cut Adrift from its Market Moorings?

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“Issue” Coffee and “Sustainability”

“Issue” Coffee and “Sustainability” and our appreciation of it… It’s well documented that our preconceptions of a gustatory product have a strong influence on our perceived appreciation of it (whether it be negative or positive). Those preconceptions can be bundled … finish reading “Issue” Coffee and “Sustainability”

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The “best” coffee…a “favorite” coffee and what IS a Yrgacheffe, anyway?

Yrgacheffe and a favorite coffee… (a follow up to my previous post, for those of you with looong memories!). As a curmudgeon I take it with high dudgeon (cute, huh?) that people appreciate the transient nuances and subtle differences of … finish reading The “best” coffee…a “favorite” coffee and what IS a Yrgacheffe, anyway?

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