Exciting News For Fans Of Fair Trade Coffee

Green Mountain continues to expand its line of Fair Trade coffees, with the news that two of its most popular blends — Our Blend and Vermont Country Blend — will now be Fair Trade Certified. Our Blend and Vermont Country Blend are two of our top K-Cup sellers, so this is a significant announcement. We… Read more »

What Is Alterra Coffee?

Last Friday, the Mars Drinks team visited CDC (see photos) to unveil some exciting changes to their product lineup. Beginning November 8th, Mars Drinks will offer branded products for use with their Flavia brewers. Flavia coffee and tea packets will be replaced with new product lines from Alterra Coffee Roasters and The Bright Tea Company…. Read more »

More On Coffee Prices

As a follow-up to my father’s earlier post on the state of the coffee market, I found this fascinating chart on CNN.com’s commodities page:     We are all familiar with the oil market, which directly affects how much it costs to fill our gas tanks, and indirectly affects the cost of just about everything else in… Read more »

What’s Up With Coffee Prices?

The laws of supply and demand deem that when a commodity (such as raw coffee beans) is in short supply, its price will rise. With much smaller than usual harvests in Colombia for two years in a row, the supply of high quality coffees has been in short supply and we have seen big increase… Read more »