November 11, 2013 - If you've ever wanted to learn more about the science and chemistry in your cup of coffee - then 2014 may be just your year. This January '14 marks the official launching of our newly developed Coffee Science Certificate (CSC) program across the continental United States.
August 14, 2013 - This year we are pleased to announce our participation (yet again) at the 'United Coffee & Tea Industry Event' (UCTIE) in Moscow. The annual event, which was formerly the 'Moscow International Coffee Forum' (MICF), has been expanded from one day to three and now includes panel discussions on not only coffee but tea as well.
June 16, 2013 - We are excited to announce our participation at the first ever World Roasters Summit in Nice, France. The event which will take place in the exquisite Palais de la Méditerranée hotel is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25th and is expected to attract hundreds people from around the area.
June 10, 2013 - We are happy announce that we will be exhibiting at this years World of Coffee in Nice, France on June 26-28th. Come by booth A25 and say hello we may just amuse you with some geeky coffee knowledge.
March 17, 2013 - We're pleased to announce that we will be conducting a series of seminars in Berlin, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic in just over one month. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about the science & chemistry of coffee. For more information see our seminars page.
March 11, 2013 - Next month launches the SCAA's 25th Annual conference in Boston, MA. The event, which is expected to attracted thousands, is sure to be the largest single coffee event on Earth.
Aug 2, 2012 - With the Summer Olympics taking place in London over the next few weeks we decided to take a quick look at the use of caffeine as a 'performance enhancer'. Although caffeine is not currently 'banned' from the International Olympic (IOC) list of ergogenic compounds, it was placed on the list after a Mongolian athlete was found to have elevated levels during the 1972 Olympics.
April 26, 2012 - Check out this month's issue of Roast Magazine where we discuss 'The Chemistry of Brewing' from bean to cup.
April 16, 2012 - This weeks starts the 24th Annual SCAA conference in Portland, Oregon. With over 10,000 people in attendance the event is sure to be the largest single coffee event on earth.
April 8, 2012 - Easter has arrived and that means chocolate. Although a very small amount of caffeine is contained in chocolate its stimulatory effects on our body are quite limited. For those wishing to get a equivalent buzz off milk chocolate be ready to eat at least 81 pieces of Hershey Kisses to get the same buzz as a cup for regular coffee.
February 2, 2012 - In a recent study by the National Institute for Heath (NIH) researchers found that consumption of caffeine may effect estrogen levels in women 18-44 yrs of age.