Fellow Drops Once a Week with Coffee Offerings Via TextDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Consumer coffee equipment maker Fellow has just launched a text-message-based coffee ordering service called Fellow Drops.

Every Tuesday, Fellow Drops will send info and images to subscribers’ phones, detailing an offer for a different whole-bean coffee by a different roaster. The offerings, curated by a panel of Fellow employees, will occasionally include coffee offerings that are exclusive to Fellow Drops, according to the San Francisco-based company.

After providing payment and shipping info through an initial sign-up process, customers can send a single-digit reply to a Fellow Drops message to indicate the number of bags they

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An Introduction to Water Activity in Green CoffeeDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

While water activity may not affect cup score at any given moment, it may affect how long coffee maintains its quality. Daily Coffee News photo.

The world of science in the coffee industry has, for the past few years, been experiencing a renaissance involving innovation, technology, research and experimentation.

Most specialty coffee professionals have always been dedicated to a pursuit of excellence in all aspects of coffee — brewing, roasting, growing, processing, etc. — but in recent years, interest in a more scientific, data-driven approach to coffee has truly taken off and become mainstream.

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It wasn’t too long

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Mercon Coffee Group and Conservation International Launching Environmental Sustainability AssessmentDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

International green coffee supplier Mercon Coffee Group is launching an environmental sustainability assessment program with support from corporate sustainability experts Conservation International.

The assessment will apply resources to review Mercon Group’s existing in-house sustainability program, called LIFT, while testing ways to integrate natural climate-related solutions into coffee production.

The program will also involve research into how specific activities may reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining high production levels, Mercon Group said in an announcement of the initiative.

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The environmental sustainability program is being supported through a US$50 million loan from IDB Invest, the private

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Three Questions with IWCA Executive Director Sarada KrishnanDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Dr. Sarada Krishnan at her coffee farm in Jamaica. Courtesy photo.

Plant scientist and coffee sector leader Dr. Sarada Krishnan was recently named executive director of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance.

Born in India to a family that owned a coffee plantation and other crop farms, Krishnan’s interest in plants and biology at an early age eventually blossomed into a M.S. degree in horticulture from Colorado State University followed by influential doctoral research at University of Colorado on conservation genetics of wild coffee.

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Krishnan doing field work in South Sudan. Courtesy photo.

Krishnan also happens to own a

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New Town RoasteryDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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The finishing touches being applied to a drink at the New Town Roastery location in Wilmington, North Carolina. All images courtesy of New Town Roastery.

Craft coffee beverages with mixological flare are now available on the go in Wilmington, North Carolina, through the grand opening of the first retail location of New Town Roastery.

The coffee company, which rebranded from Wilmington Roastery into New Town Roastery earlier this Spring, held a grand opening for its new home base inside a converted shipping container in Wilmington’s Cargo District.

The roasting outfit is now serving drinks through drive-through and walk-up windows

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New Harvest Coffee is New Again with Roastery, Bar And BrandingDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

The new New Harvest production roastery and retail cafe in Providence, Rhode Island. All imagest courtesy of New Harvest Coffee Roasters

After two decades in business, New Harvest Coffee Roasters has a fresh crop of news. The Rhode Island-based company is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a larger production space, new roasting equipment, refreshed branding and a new location for its coffee and spirits bar.

The new roastery at the Farm Fresh Food Hub in Providence occupies roughly 5,000 square feet and houses a Loring Peregrine 70-kilo-capacity roaster that replaces a lineup of three Diedrich roasters, an IR24 and two

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