The Vournas Coffee Blog

May All Who Enter As Customers, Leave As Friends

Since it's the season of giving thanks here we go. Thank you to our 175+ roasters who have chosen Vournas Coffee Trading as their importer. We know you have a choice and we are happy you are part of the Vournas Coffee family. For over 10 years, Vournas Coffee Trading has…
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Happy 10th Birthday at Vournas Coffee

As we ended April 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 the C Market was a barn burner at…
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Live Longer

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of life's simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little…
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Guatemala’s coffee crop hit by killer fungus

Tue May 8, 2012  By Mike McDonald * Fungus affects up to 40 pct of Guatemala's coffee trees * Outbreak cuts harvest forecast * More aggressive variety threatens farmers GUATEMALA CITY, May 8 (Reuters) - A mutant strain of one of the world's most devastating coffee diseases is attacking crops…
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Proposition 65

Happy Lawyers in LA, LA Coffee Talk, September 2011 Written by Kerri Goodman-Small & Miles Small Nothing quite says California like Proposition 65. For those unfamiliar with this exquisite piece of populous voting, Prop 65 was adopted through public vote in the State of California in 1986. Formally known as…
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Full Speed Ahead

So it’s been a long time since my last blog. My fault. Nobody else to blame. I have seen the market go from a high of $3.11, to now a more manageable $1.85. Two days ago it hit a 17 month low at $1.80, and let me tell you that…
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Coffee Growers Forge a Futures Recovery

Wall Street Journal - March 16, 2012 NARANJO, Costa Rica—Coffee producers in the heart of this region that grows top-notch beans learned a tough lesson in 2001, the last time prices sank: Even gourmet coffee can leave a bitter taste. This time, they are better prepared. Prices of arabica beans,…
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Oklahoma Couple Weds at Starbucks

A Tulsa, Okla., 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 bride and groom, Carmine Capparello, said "I do"…
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“Get Up, Dust Off and Keep Moving Forward”

In my last comments the market stood at $2.90. We are now at $2.36 which is a much more manageable number. First, let us get the bad news out of the way. Coffees are tight, rains in Central America, Colombia and Indonesia will make certain the coffee differentials will remain…
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Daily Coffee May Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Daily Coffee May Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk By By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter | HealthDay – Mon, Oct 24, 2011.. MONDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning coffee might do more than jump-start your day. Researchers say that daily caffeine jolt might also reduce your risk of developing…
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