The Slump Coffee prices have slumped over the past year but we still feel the pinch for our caffeine fix. That is to say, the prices that farmers receive for their product; prices at the supermarket have not. The Brazilian government is to aid coffee producers. Starbuck’s is not going to help the latte drinker. [...]
We’re almost completing one year in our new cafe space on East Main, downtown Buena Vista. It’s been a whirlwind of developing processes, smoothing out efficiencies, and understanding work flow and people flow, all the while doing everything we can to provide an unparalleled experience to our customers. Our green coffee demand has increased by [...]
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?
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
A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor highlights the difficulty that organic farmers are having in sustaining a market, and therefore are looking to go back to conventional coffee production. A lot of the transition comes down to a supply and demand. Roasters, like ourselves at the Buena Vista Roastery, have been increasing their [...]
The video takes you through some of the process of production and generally describes the regions where coffee is grown.
The central Rockies have been oozing spring lately. One of our own Roastery family has been down the Narrows Section of the not-so-mighty-in-winter Arkansas River and Earl of CKS fame has been spotted kayaking in the Buena Vista playhole. We are dry in town and contemplating the garden, understanding that I have 2 or 3 [...]
Elevation-Grown Bananas Erin has some bananas growing at 9000 feet in the heart of the Rockies. Her operation, Erin’s Geothermal Greenhouse, is looking to harvest a few naners sometime this spring. She’ll keep us posted. Our own banana tree sits in the window of our south facing window – I doubt it will produce fruit. [...]
With the recent buzz about Ethiopian and Colombian harvests being down, we turn to Brazil. Brazil, one of the largest producers and the second largest consumer of coffee worldwide, often dictates the commodity pricing for the rest of the coffees. They set the stage, if you will. In 2008, the outlook for coffee was down [...]