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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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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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.

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

The specialty coffee and chocolate company has been roasting

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Javae Coffee Helps Grow a Black Audience For Haitian-Grown CoffeesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Javae Coffee offers both green coffee and roasted coffee from Haiti. Photo by Mario Charles, courtesy of Javae Coffee.

A five-year-old coffee importing and roasting company called Javae Coffee has become an advocate both for Black people who grow coffee and for a broader consumer base of Black coffee drinkers hundreds or thousands of miles away.

“For whatever reason, there’s this misconception that Black people don’t drink coffee; that’s crazy,” Javae Coffee Founder Adarian Lherisson recently told Daily Coffee News. “Black people absolutely drink coffee. The fact of the matter, economically, is that Black people in a lot of spaces

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Home chefs whip up healthy food for Covid patients, their families | Pune News

PUNE: Many home chefs in the city have joined the initiative to provide free meals for Covid-19 patients in their areas.
Bhavesh Utmani, an IT professional, who is a home chef during the weekends, said, “My parents and I tested positive for Covid-10 last month and were in home quarantine. It was difficult for us to prepare meals, so we hired a tiffin service. However, my parents did not like the food. So, when I recovered, I signed up on the online portal ‘Covid Meals for India’ to offer free meals for Covid patients in isolation and their families.”
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From Olympia Coffee Roasting Comes Moonrise Bakery in SeattleDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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The new Moonrise Bakery in the former Le Reve location in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. All images courtesy of Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.

Acclaimed Washington state coffee roasting company Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. is this weekend celebrating the opening of Moonrise Bakery, a retail location and sibling brand based in Seattle.

A series of events both unfortunate and fortuitous led the Olympia team into the baking game. The coffee company’s longtime baked goods supplier ceased operations early on in the pandemic, so it turned to Le Reve Bakery in Seattle’s Queen Ann neighborhood. In July of 2020, Olympia took

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