Coffee Industry News & Events

Coffee Fest Anaheim In Perspective

Andrew, Kat & Mike of Specialty Green Coffee Importers, Vournas Coffee Trading at the Anaheim Coffee Fest

Last week, Coffee Fest Anaheim featured over 200 vendors, and was well attended by scores of passionate coffee lovers, industry professionals,...

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Strengthening Growing Communities with The Coffeelands Foundation

A coffee farmer associated with the Coffeelands Foundation, pictured in his field surrounded by healthy coffee plants

Growing coffee is difficult and challenging work. At the end of the day, the success of a coffee grower is not merely just measured by his or her profits, but rather the prosperity of their family and surrounding community. All of us at Vournas...

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MacLeod Wins PCCA Cupper Of The Year

Coffee Trader, Stu MacLeod

We are very proud to announce that VCT’s own, Stu MacLeod has won this year’s Pacific Coast Coffee Association PCCA Cupper Of The Year Awar...

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Central American Coffee Rust On The Rise

Closeup of Coffee Leaf Rust or La Roya Damage

Reported by the Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2014

AP - Fraijanes, Guatemala

For years, Hernan Argue-ta’s small pl...

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Brazilian Exports Cool Coffee’s Rally

Specialty green coffee in burlap sacks stacked at a warehouse in Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Prices Are Down 14% From April's Peak, but Tighter Supplies Could Mean More Price Spikes Later

Wall Street Journal | May...

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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Seattle Skyline and Space Needle at Dusk

Two weeks ago I traveled to Seattle for this years SCAA Convention, which was a major milestone for me. It was my 25th consecutive<...

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Proposition 65 | The Looming Doom Of The Coffee Boom?

Closeup of Fresh Roasted Specialty Coffee Beans

From the PCCA (Pacific Coast Coffee Association) Proposition 65 Task Force:

CoffeeNetwork (New York) - The coffee industry, by nature, prides the...

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Happy 10th Birthday At Vournas Coffee

Vournas Coffee Trading Logo Graphic

As we ended the month of April this year, Vournas Coffee Trading celebrated its 10th year in coffee. While it is indeed a milestone, it is to me a blip on the radar. When my brother Mike and I started Vournas Coffee Trading on April 15, 2002 th...

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California’s Prop 65 Coffee Debate

Mug of hot coffee pictured with roasted coffee beans on burlap

By Kerri Goodman-Small & Miles Small

Coffee Talk, September 2011 - Nothing quite says California like Prop 65. For those unfamiliar with this exquisite piece of populous voting, Prop 65 was adopted through public vote in the State o...

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Oklahoma Couple Weds At Starbucks

Two cappuccino lattes

Tulsa, OK—A couple whose love story started over a cup of coffee looked no further than their local Starbucks when it came time to tie the knot.

"We fell in love over conversations of coffee," bride Eva McCarthy Capparello said.

The bri...

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