Month: October 2017

In San Antonio, the Rosella Coffee Brand Goes Big at the Rand

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2lB0z7q San Antonio’s Rosella Coffee, which has sustained success since opening its first location in 2014, has gone even bigger with its second location, opening inside the historic Rand building downtown. Inside…

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Counter Culture’s Winter Blend ‘Iridescent’ to Support Climate Workshops

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2xHWujH As we turn the calendar from October to November, we suddenly find ourselves entering the season of peak consumerism, when jolly marketers fill inboxes with endless messages of cheer and good…

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Farmers First Coffee Company Launches True to Its Name

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2z2tGnk With the hope of clearly establishing its business ethos, an upstart coffee company called Levanta Coffee officially changed its name in late September to Farmers First Coffee Company. “In a world…

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Tuffy Clean Your Beach – Entry #3

The Tuffy Clean Your Beach comp is in full swing, and entries are rolling in from all round the country! Here we have Dean Knox, who recently began cleaning the beach frequently and runs a charity teaching those less fortunate to surf and respect the natural environment we live in. The world needs more people […]

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Sequence of the Week – Jordy Maree

Jordy Maree’s one of those cats that has a natural affinity with the the ocean. The sorta instinct that puts him in the right place at the right time. One minute he’ll be sitting next to you, next, he’ll dart off to the right just in time for the set of the day to land […]

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New Belgium Releasing La Folie Sour with Famed Esmeralda Geisha

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2zk9T5J The Panama Geisha variety — and the famed Peterson family-owned farm Hacienda La Esmeralda that has brought it much notoriety over the past decade through repeated successes at cupping tables,…

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International Coffee Merchant Sucafina to Grow with $300 Million Loan

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2ltUIkf Green coffee merchant Sucafina has secured an approximately $300 million syndicated loan from several major banks with hopes to expand the business amid increased consolidation in the coffee industry, according…

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Portland’s Good Coffee Gets Even Better With Roasting and Bottling

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2zjGmJF At the tail end of last year, Portland, Ore.-based multi-roaster company Good Coffee embarked upon the journey toward an in-house roasting program, sidling up to a shared 10-kilo Proaster machine at the…

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TUFFY CLEAN YOUR BEACH ENTRY #2

The Beach Co-op have been cleaning Surfers Corner, Muizenberg since 2015. What started out as a volunteer beach clean-up developed into a full grown Non Profit Company. Their mission is to eliminate single-use plastics in South Africa by engaging rigorously and creatively with all stakeholders in the plastic supply chain.  Their objectives are too: Work collaboratively […]

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Monday Got You Like…

Your Monday can’t be worse than the wonderful walloping Dougal Patterson’s about to endure right here. From the team here at Zag, we’d like to thank you Dougal, for getting smoked, so we can sit back, enjoy the sequence and think, shewee, our Monday’s going better than that. This wipeout has been entered into the […]

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Paige Alms and Ian Walsh Win Pe’ahi Challenge 2017

Did anybody have the sweet sweet pleasure of witnessing Mark Healey’s under-the-lip, backdoor pig dog into the bowl at Jaws? The man treated Jaws like it was a 4 foot day at the Piers! Grabbing his rail, pig dogging his way through a 25+ foot bomb you could easily fit an American sized pickup truck […]

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Twiggy Misses Pe’ahi

Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, your fave big wave world champ, has missed the Pe’ahi Challenge due to three delayed flights and one that got cancelled. Imagine flying for two whole days, 48 hours, and then missing your first heat by an hour! And BTW (by the way), Twiggy was supposed to surf in heat 1. I […]

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US Barista Champs Ramage and Butler Launch Black & White Coffee Roasters in NC

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2yVUGa9 You don’t get to be a champion by taking it easy. This year’s US Barista Champion Kyle Ramage, for example, who has for several years worn a number of hats as part…

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Brazil Naturals with Big Scores Coming to Cup of Excellence Auctions

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2iaFZWz The panel of international jurors at the Brazil Naturals and Brazil Pulped Naturals Cup of Excellence quality competitions gave some remarkably high marks to coffees in both categories this month,…

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Twiggy Before the Nazare Event that Didn’t Run

While the world best “small-wave” surfers were battling it out this week in Peniche, Portugal for world titles, re-qualifications and important points and hard cash, another world best and our very own world champ, Grant ‘Twiggy” Baker and the rest of the BWT were descending upon Nazare in the hope that the Nazare Challenge would […]

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Ninety Plus Panama Coffee Earns $2,273 Per Pound, Described as Evoking ‘Erotic Innervation’

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2gGrJEz Just yesterday we reported that the lot of coffee purchased at $601 per pound at the Best of Panama auction in July was the most expensive per-pound purchase of green coffee…

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Roasting Theory, Education and Existential Dread at the First Minneroasta

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2zRvWh4 If there’s one big takeaway from a roasting seminar with renowned Nossa Familia roaster and educator Rob Hoos, it’s that there are approximately one zillion known variables in the science…

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World Title to be Decided at Pipe.

Gabriel Medina defeated Julian Wilson to be crowned the 2017 MEO Rip Curl Portugal Pro Champion, and in doing so, didn’t bump, but rather shoved Jordy Smith out the way to become the new world no2, as well as a frighteningly more menacing prospect to John Florence’s dream of defending his world title. In a […]

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Tuffy Clean Your Beach Entry #1

Talk about setting the bar high, these genuine heroes from Waves for Change out of East London have teamed up with their local community to fight against the gnarly evil that is pollution, making for a rad start to this year’s Campaign!    Waves for change rolling up the sleeves and getting stuck in!   Operating […]

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Six Roasters, Six Questions: Innovations Today, and Advice for Aspiring Roasters

via Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine http://ift.tt/2z8vIFr Specialty coffee is, in so many ways, a moving target. Consider the most pivotal new technology to invest in; the most presently engaging messages to convey to the public; the most…

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