Apparently, a rust is infecting many coffee plants and causing some supply worries. Will this keep commodity prices, and the price for a cup of our favorite morning drink high, or will this just be a blip in the global ebb and flow of coffee production?
We’re tasting some chocolate today at the Roastery (the staff do not know it yet). These notes are from Tifa Chocolate and give us a good guide to our day. We’re exploring some different brands of chocolate to carry in the cafe, influenced by the Fair Trade movement and images in the Dark Side of Chocolate, and historical context of chocolate, as depicted in the book the Emperors of Chocolate.
After a long hiatus on our blog site, I can announce that we have opened our new cafe space, and revamped roasting facility.
A woman came into the Buena Vista Roastery yesterday asking for a donation for an event in town…For this customer, I present an interesting run down of the increase in commodity prices and resulting increases in coffee prices.
We at the Buena Vista Roastery and Bongo Billy’s have long awaited the day when we can house all of our beans, cocoas, equipment, baking, et cetera in one spot…We operate using Holistic Management, as introduced by Allan Savory, as a guide for our business operations. This includes forming policy, guiding spending decisions, optimizing processes, and most of what we do.
Coffee cupping is a technique used for tasting coffee and identifying the nuances and profiles of each coffee.
Mate. Do you hear this word and still wonder what exactly it is?
Many companies and individuals are using coffee as a means to help others. At the Buena Vista Roastery, we have a â€œCoffee for a Causeâ€ program that helps support non-profits, both locally and globally.
Most of us start our day with a cup of coffee. And if you’ve visited the Buena Vista Roastery, you’ve probably tasted one of our Fair Trade Certified coffees. But what exactly is Fair Trade? The short answer is this: knowing the origin of your coffee.
Some of the soaring coffee prices is a result of warming temperatures-more moisture, humidity, pests, damage to the coffee fruit and therefore a reduced supply