In the past two years, I took a deep dive into the specialty coffee world with the help of these informative online resources:
At its cafe located inside KEXP’s radio station headquarters at Seattle Center, La Marzocco unveiled a new espresso machine meant to showcase its longtime expertise in making such specialty hardware - the KB90.
Hairy berries. Supersize seeds. No caffeine. Compared with the beans that supply our daily brew, the wild relatives of coffee plants can seem downright bizarre. But they also harbor genetic traits that could help farmed coffee plants survive threats such as drought and disease—and maybe create pleasing new cups in the process. Now, a new pair of studies says up to 60% of these wild coffee species could go extinct, some in the next 10 to 20 years, thanks to deforestation, human settlement, and climate change.
There are 124 known species...