Mexico City Roaster Buna Driving Quality Through Protecting EcosystemsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Buna works with Mexican producers through soil testing and management practices. All images courtesy of Buna.

Launched as a small cafe by a pair of high school friends in 2012, Mexico City-based coffee company Buna has since evolved to offer a unique vision for protecting Mexican ecosystems.

Now a full-fledged roasting company with high-end restaurant clients throughout North America, Buna embraces the concept that the loss of complex ecosystems in places where coffee is grown can translate to unusable land. Thus, the company offers a three-tiered approach to ecosystem protection that values social relationships.

“You can’t conserve an ecosystem if

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Ravneet Gill’s recipe for coffee, cardamom, almond and mascarpone cake | Baking

I’m a big fan of coffee-flavoured anything: ice-cream, cake, actual coffee – just give it to me. But when it comes to ordering a slice of coffee cake, nine times out of 10 I find it to be dry and cardboard-like. So I set about testing a few versions, and found that the oil-based versions were best. Honey & Co in London sells one of the best I’ve had: it’s a Turkish coffee cake with cardamom and walnut, so I’ve taken my memory of that cake to form the base flavours for this one.

Coffee, cardamom, almond and

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Red Bay Coffee Opens Big Beautiful Flagship Cafe at Oakland HQDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Inside the new Red Bay cafe at the company’s headquarters at International Blvd and Fruitvale in East Oakland. All images courtesy of Red Bay Coffee Roasters.

Two years after relocating its headquarters into a three-story, 11,000-square-foot former bank building on a busy corner in Oakland, California, Red Bay Coffee Roasters this month celebrated the opening of a spacious and sun-filled retail coffee bar and kitchen that greets the public on the ground floor.

Designed mostly by Red Bay Co-Founder and Chief of Brand Rachel Konte, the vast space features a long bar bathed in natural light from two-story-tall windows. The

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Maine Dunkins Offering Free Coffee to Healthcare Workers Today

Dunkin’ is always thinking of other people, and today is no exception. In honor of today’s ‘National Nurse’s Day’ Dunkin’ is offering up free coffees to anyone who works in healthcare.

Dunkin’ wants to hook nurses and healthcare workers up with free coffees today in honor of our frontline workers helping to keep America running. All you have to do is just show your healthcare ID.

You can score a free medium hot or iced coffee all day long at participating Dunkin’ locations all around Maine. Don’t forget to try the new Dunkin’ Midnight or the new Sunrise Batch.


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Coffee and Chocolate Maker Moka Origins Brings Beans to Bar in the PoconosDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Inside the Moka Origins factory store and cafe in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. All images courtesy of Moka Origins.

Tucked into the rolling Poconos of Eastern Pennsylvania, a new destination has emerged for lovers of high-quality, freshly roasted coffee, bean-to-bar chocolate, or both.

It’s in the borough of Honesdale where Moka Origins is hoping to lure tourists and locals alike with this week’s grand opening of a retail cafe, offering factory tours, tastings and a menu of expressive coffee and chocolate drinks.

Moka Origins chocolate factory

A chocolate production area attached to the factory store and cafe.

The specialty coffee and chocolate company has been roasting

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A church coffee hour staple: Quiwie’s cardamom coffeecake

(RNS) — The return to in-person worship after more than a year of pandemic restrictions means the comeback of one of the most popular parts of church services: the coffee hour. 

A survey from Barna Research found churchgoers missed having the chance to socialize with each other — either before or after services — almost as much as they missed taking Communion in person.

And what is a coffee hour without a tasty coffee cake to go with the java?

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Here is a favorite coffee hour recipe from First Covenant

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