Top News Stories for February 14, 2012


Robusta Coffee Extends 13% Rally After Entering Bull Market

Robusta coffee has climbed over the past week on reduced exports from Vietnam, the world's largest producer of the beans used in instant coffee and espresso, and roaster buying. The beans for March delivery rose 1.6 percent to $2107 a metric ton by ...
http://www.businessweek.com

India Coffee Culture Brewing as Tea Holds Ground

February 14, 2012 India Coffee Culture Brewing as Tea Holds Ground Anjana Pasricha | New Delhi India is traditionally a tea-drinking country. But it is now acquiring a taste for coffee, prompting global coffee chains to eye the huge market.
http://www.voanews.com

NY sugar and coffee fall, cocoa rises

Feb 14 (Reuters) - Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures fell early Tuesday while US cocoa turned higher. For news on other financial markets, please click on: ] 8:14 AM LAST NET PCT LOW HIGH CURRENT TRADE CHNG CHNG VOL Sugar MAR 24.39 -0.25 -1.0% 24.30 ...
http://af.reuters.com

Marley Coffee Gets New York City Talking with Roaming Coffee Truck

By Marley Coffee NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Marley Coffee (OTCBB: JAMN), a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, is heating up the streets of New York City for 15 weeks through a promotional partnership ...
http://www.sacbee.com

Coffee lovers find depth of flavor in specialty roasts

Espresso at Northwest Coffee Roasting Co. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford, elunsford@post-dispatch.com Drop in for breakfast at Half & Half restaurant in Clayton and the first choices on the menu will be the day's two featured coffees, available via an ...
http://www.stltoday.com

Coffee production drops by 32 pct

By Charles Lyimo A coffee farmer in consultation with crop experts at a farm. Production of the crop in the country dropped significantly last year due to climate change and human activities. (File photo) There was a significant drop in coffee ...
http://www.ippmedia.com

Blue Bottle Coffee Arrives in Manhattan With a Dramatic New Brew

The new shop is divided into two parts: In front is a coffee bar equipped with all the gear New Yorkers have come to expect in this era of obsessively crafted coffee: a Strada (for cappuccinos, Gibraltars and other espresso drinks, plus single origin ...
http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com

Tanzania arabica coffee prices rise, season nears end

* Robusta stocks almost run out * Prices expected to remain high * Next auction to be held on Feb. 23 By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Tanzania's arabica coffee prices rose at last week's auction, helped by demand from ...
http://af.reuters.com

Best time for a coffee break? There's an app for that

(Medical Xpress) -- Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and soda are the pick-me-ups of choice for many people, but too much caffeine can cause nervousness and sleep problems. Caffeine Zone software app developed by Penn State researchers, ...
http://medicalxpress.com

Ski-through coffee shop

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (CNN) -- A Starbucks in California is taking "coffee to go" literally. That's because it's opened the first ever "ski thru" coffee shop there. They brewed up a plan to please the caffeine junkies; a drive thru you can slide through.
http://www.todaysthv.com

New Dunkin' Donuts Survey Shows Coffee May Play a Part in Brewing Romance on ...

13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- You can't spell cupid without cup, but can a cup of coffee play a role in brewing romance on Valentine's Day? It might, according to a new independent survey by Dunkin' Donuts indicating that coffee will be part of a ...
http://www.marketwatch.com

Coffee roaster to expand Suffolk plant

“Our new state-of-the-art roaster will not only increase our capacity, but will further build our capability to provide the highest quality coffee to our customers,” said Chuck Gosstrom, senior vice president of operations.
http://www.suffolknewsherald.com

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One of the best coffee bars in the country is in downtown Grand Rapids

By Shandra Martinez | smartinez@mlive.com MLive.com file photoMadCap Coffee Roaster and Barista Ryan Knapp demonstrates the brew by the cup method that they will start on June 1st. MadCap will become the first coffee house in the area to brew all of ...
http://www.mlive.com

Preview of Handsome Coffee Roasters' Coffee Bar Opening February 15

In the back of the coffee bar, a standing counter in front of a glass divider gives full view of Handsome Coffee's pièce de résistance: a 1956 Probat roaster, restored and shipped in from Belgium. Owens will be found there most days, roasting the ...
http://blogs.laweekly.com

Media buzz surrounding Bluffton coffee shop goes global

By GRANT MARTIN Josh Cooke welcomed the attention his coffee shop received when word first spread of the generosity of an anonymous customer, but he figured the free publicity would be fleeting. "The story made it onto the front page of the first ...
http://www.islandpacket.com

For that taste of coffee, drink this South African red

The last two even feature images of a coffee bean and an old-fashioned hand-crank grinder, respectively. It's enough to make you reach for an espresso cup in lieu of fancy stemware. Several brands were recently launched in various provinces across ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Lola Coffee midtown location sold; Citizen Espresso Bar opens

By Josselyn Berry, on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Citizen Espresso Bar has opened in the location formerly occupied by Lola Coffee Bar on Central and Highland avenues. Owner Tiffany Dew said she hopes to create a space that is welcoming to all.
http://downtowndevil.com

Made in Wisconsin: New Roots Coffee Company

Joseph Zimmerman is the owner of New Roots Coffee Company, a business he started after being unimpressed with the area's variety. "It's a huge adventure," said Zimmerman, who had his first taste of espresso in college. "I automatically ordered the ...
http://www.waow.com

New tea and coffee bar has opened in St Stephens Street, Norwich

A new artisan tea and coffee bar helping to champion the cause of local businesses has opened up in the city centre. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below. The message will include the name and email address ...
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk

The Lab experiements with coffee, treats

Longtime devotees of coffee, they chose River Ranch as the home for The Lab because, says Thomas, "We looked at 50-plus places in and around Lafayette and River Ranch kept coming back because of several factors. It is central to all of Lafayette in a ...
http://www.theind.com

From Latin America

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Guatemala president weighs drug legalization, blames US for not reducing ...

Romina Ruiz-Goiriena Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY—US inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs, President Otto Perez said Monday, a remarkable turnaround for ...
http://www.thestar.com

US Hands Over 14237 Unaccompanied Minors to Mexico in 2011

Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Related Stories Editor Killed for Twitter Posts on Cartels Illegal Immigration Pipeline From South Asia to US Passes through Guatemala Authorities find another tunnel under US-Mexico border In Mexico, ...
http://latino.foxnews.com

Brazil police strike ends in Rio, Carnival saved

The police strike that threatened Carnival, one of the world's most festive parties, shows how labor movements are gaining the upper hand in Brazil for the first time in history, says guest blogger. By Julia Michaels, Guest blogger / February 14, ...
http://www.csmonitor.com

Insight: Post-election hangover looms for Venezuela economy

That, combined with a steady flow of petrodollars, has given investors confidence its notes are safe and allowed Venezuela in 2011 to become Latin America's biggest issuer of global bonds. But the spending boom risks increasing the country's dependence ...
http://www.reuters.com

Cops use bomb sniffing rats in Colombia

Though safer than a decade ago, Colombia is a country where landmines and car bombs are still a threat. Earlier this month, six people were killed by a car bomb targeting a police station in the town of Villa Rica in the southern province of El Cauca.
http://www.cnn.com

Brazil journalist killed in rough border town

SAO PAULO (AP) – The editor in chief of a newspaper that crusaded against corruption in Brazil's rough border region with Paraguay was shot dead, police said Monday, just days after another slain journalist's body was found in a different state.
http://www.usatoday.com

From Africa

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Zimbabwe police stop Valentine's Day peace march

By AP Published: 9:34 AM 02/14/2012 | Updated: 11:29 AM 02/14/2012 Harare, ZIMBABWE: Protesters march through the streets of Harare, 14 February 2006 in a demonstration organised by the pressure group, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) to protest the ...
http://dailycaller.com

Uganda Ivory, Animal Parts Bust: Officials Seize Hundreds Of Pounds Of ...

Uganda Wildlife Authority acting executive director Dr. Andrew Seguya displays some the 162 kilograms of ivory and other animal products impounded while being smuggled, in the capital Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera) ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Yemen troops kill 12 al-Qaida militants in south

A billboard depicting Yemen's Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Arabic writing that reads, "February 21is the beginning of a new era in the life of Yemen," is seen above protestors praying during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of ...
http://www.boston.com

Yemen's Houthi Rebels Vow to Boycott Presidential Elections

14 (Bloomberg) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels said they'll boycott presidential elections set for Feb. 21, though they won't stop people from voting in their stronghold in northern Saada province. The rebels, who have fought a sporadic war against the ...
http://www.businessweek.com

Yemen bomber is killed in failed attack on voting centre

Activists in Yemen's south are calling for a boycott of the election, saying it fails to meet their request for independence lost when the southern state merged with north Yemen in 1990. Other groups are calling for actions to prevent the poll from ...
http://www.thenational.ae

Underwear bomber challenges life sentence

According to court documents, Abdulmutallab spent months pursuing American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, where the two men eventually met and hatched out a plan to blow up an American airliner over US soil on Christmas Day 2009.
http://www.usatoday.com

From Asia & The South Pacific

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Bombing puts India's trade ties with Iran to the test

Attack in Delhi could hurt Indian trade with Iran * May roil India's bid for good ties with Iran and Israel * Export credit insurance now unavailable for Iran -exporter * India mulls boosting exports to cover Iranian oil imports (Adds deputy Israeli ...
http://www.reuters.com

India outsourcing sector eyes emerging markets

MUMBAI — Business from emerging markets will help India's flagship information technology sector counter slowing demand in Western nations, the country's technology minister said Tuesday. Solutions "will come from IT growth in emerging markets," ...
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India gets support of Basic countries against EU's carbon tax

India has got support of China, Brazil and South Africa, together called Basic, to counter European Union's carbon tax on airlines flying into Europe. The union had imposed a tax under its domestic emission trading scheme on international flights from ...
http://www.hindustantimes.com

India's support for Iran threatens its US relationship and global leadership role

India's statement that it will continue to purchase oil from Iran is a major setback for the US attempt to isolate the Iranian government over the nuclear issue. It's also bitterly disappointing news for those of us who have championed a close ...
http://www.csmonitor.com

India launches WTO cotton complaint against Turkey

By Tom Miles | GENEVA (Reuters) - India has launched a trade complaint against Turkey's policies on imports of cotton yarn, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on its website on Tuesday. India is objecting to Turkey's use of "safeguard measures" to ...
http://in.reuters.com

Using Social Media to Win Votes in India

Savvy political candidates and parties in developed countries adopt it to push for campaign success, and the same can be said in India for the 2012 assembly elections, with more and more political outfits leveraging this fast-growing medium to connect ...
http://blogs.wsj.com

Job Postings

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Loring Smart Roast

National Sales Director

United States Loring, the fastest growing manufacturer in the world of coffee roasters, needs a National Sales Director to take charge of domestic sales. Suitable candidates should have experience marketing and selling capital equipment to small-to-medium sized privately held businesses, ideally within the coffee market. Send a one page resume with career highlights and narrative (max 250 words) on why you are uniquely qualified to propel our sales to new heights.
ron@smartroaster.com

Safari Cup Coffee

Supervisor

Chicago, IL We are pleased to offer the position of Supervisor at Safari Cup Coffee. If you have at least 8 years experience in the retail specialty coffee industry –with a minimum of 3 years as a Senior Barista or supervisor, call us at 773-770 6162
safaricup@gmail.com

Mr. Espresso

Quality Control Specialist

Oakland, CA Mr. Espresso, Specialty Coffee Roaster of progressive Italian espresso and coffees, based in Oakland, California, is searching for a passionate, talented, and motivated individual to become join our team as a Quality Control Specialist. The Quality Control Specialist will work maintain or improve coffee quality through:

Desired Experience, Skills, and Traits: jdiruocco@mrespresso.com

Farmer Brothers Co.

Field Sales Representative, Spice Products

Torrance, CA Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Field Sales Representative, Spice Products. The Field Sales position sells the breadth of the product line in an un-assigned geographic territory, focusing on industrial spice products. Sells to new buyers and accounts secured in past twelve (12) months. Requires a balanced sales effort involving sales/prospecting skills and product knowledge, problem solving and solution selling skills.
www.ZipRecruiter.com

Laboratory Technician

Torrance, CA Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Technician – Culinary. The Laboratory Technician - Culinary is responsible for testing in process products and incoming raw materials for compliance with specifications and for documenting results. In addition; the Laboratory Technician - Culinary is responsible for a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory operations in a quality assurance or research setting. Duties include routine reactions leading to chemical or biological synthesis of intermediates and compounds, reexamination of borderline results, researching technical literature, and evaluating old processes.
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Market Insights Manager

Torrance, CA Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Market Insights Manager to be responsible for developing and managing a market insights capability at Farmer Brothers. Responsible for synthesizing primary and secondary market research to sales. Monitor blogosphere and keep sales team informed on current development in each channel of trade. Design and conduct primary research with consumers, prospects, and customers, directly or through a 3rd party, help shape sales and marketing strategy for the company.
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Marketing Project Coordinator

Torrance, CA Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Marketing Project Coordinator who will be the first point of contact for all Farmer Bros. Sales representatives requiring graphic design or other media procurement for their customers/prospects. The Marketing Project Coordinator will work with the print vendor, gather and negotiate pricing, manage creative projects, and be the primary interface with the creative lab in Portland, and internal design agency.
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Product Management Associate

Torrance, CA Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Product Management Associate who is responsible for assisting in proactive execution of product management activities. Under guidance provides analytical and product management or project management support to insure various product category offerings are aligned with customer needs and positioned for future growth within targeted segments. May assume lead role responsibility of select product categories or groups. Helps develop launch presentations for field. Interfaces with Purchasing and Operations on product discontinuation and other SKU optimization efforts. Reports to Sr. Product Manager.
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Foodservice/Office Coffee Sales

Oakland, CA Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Foodservice/Office Coffee Sales Representative to sell the breadth of the product line in an assigned geographic territory, focusing on coffee, tea and culinary products. Sells to new buyers and accounts secured in past twelve (12) months. Requires a balanced sales effort involving sales/prospecting skills and product knowledge, problem solving and solution selling skills.
www.ZipRecruiter.com

Equipment Service Technician

Terry Haute, Indiana Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for an Equipment Service Technician to perform service and installation of coffee brewing and beverage equipment for designated customer base. Technician is responsible for parts inventory, service call closure and specific documentation of work assignments and time.
www.ZipRecruiter.com

Equipment Service Technician

Plymouth, MI Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for an Equipment Service Technician to perform service and installation of coffee brewing and beverage equipment for designated customer base. Technician is responsible for parts inventory, service call closure and specific documentation of work assignments and time.
www.ZipRecruiter.com

Service Technician

Moonachie, NJ / Brooklyn, NY Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Service Technician to perform service and installation of coffee brewing and beverage equipment for designated customer base. Technician is responsible for parts inventory, service call closure and specific documentation of work assignments and time.
www.ZipRecruiter.com

i Company S.de R.L

Sales Representative

USA United States, Honduran Organic Fairtrade Certified needs a Sales Representative to take charge of domestic sales. Suitable candidates should have experience marketing and selling green bean as roasted coffee ideally within the coffee market. Send a one page resume with career highlights and narrative (max 250 words) on why you are uniquely qualified to propel our sales to new heights.
cabrera@icompanyhn.com

Allegro Coffee Company

Coffee & Tea Buyer

Thornton, CO Performs coffee sourcing and purchasing functions, assists in the management of the green coffee inventory system, and sample roasts and evaluates coffee samples as required. Assists Director with coffee forecasting and the building of producer and importer relationships. Travels extensively to producing countries. Works closely with the Green Coffee Traffic and Quality Control managers and assists with their functions when needed. Helps with cupping room maintenance. Conducts advanced-level coffee training and is a key resource for all areas of coffee expertise for the company. Builds relationships and sourcing connections with suppliers in tea regions. Performs forecasting and purchasing for multiple tea lines. Conducts tea trainings and tastings with team members and customers.
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Eight O'clock Coffee

Landover, MD

johnsonl@eightoclock.com

Piccolo Gelato & Cafe

Ridgefield, CT Piccolo Gelato Bar is NOW HIRING!!! Work in a COOL environment, FUN atmosphere, and with AWESOME fellow employees!! We're looking for RELIABLE, HARD WORKING, and HONEST people, so if you are looking for a GREAT job....Come on in and apply!!!
breno.donatti@gmail.com

Unique Coffee Roasters

Staten Island, NY Unique Coffee Roasters is looking for an experience sales representative to expand the brand in the New York area. Sales and marketing experience is a must, needs to be located in the New York City area. Coffee and equipment sales to business to business will be conducted.
joe@uniquecoffees.net

Canteen Refreshment Services (CRS)

Canteen Refreshment Services (CRS), a sector of Canteen Vending Services, a Division of Compass Group North America, has the immediate need for a Regional Manager Operations-OCS (Office Coffee Services) and a National Operations Director-OCS. CRS provides world-class office coffee and pantry solutions to a wide variety of clientele in all regions of the US. We are seeking experienced and growth minded individuals that can work with multiple job scopes, initiatives and cover a regional/national scope of OCS market development and enhancement. These individuals will provide guidance to improving top line growth with existing accounts and market penetration and growth in existing and new geographical regions. For detailed information and to APPLY ONLINE, please go to: http://www.compassgroupcareers.com/Pages/search.aspx
Search "National Operations Director" or "Regional Manager Operations."

Tea Packs

Sales New Business Development

Orlando, FL Tea Packs is a producer of Coffee & Tea. We are seeking a Sales Professional in the Food & Beverage Industry. Must have great communication skills and the ability to close on sales. Minimum 2 years experience.
juni@teapacksusa.com

LMZ Soluble Coffee Inc.

Private Label Specialist

Great Neck, NY Qualified candidates will have minimum 10 years management experience with 3 years private label product and program development and management experience.
etf@lmzco.com

Tusk & Cup Artisanal Coffee

Ridgefield, CT Looking for experienced Baristas and Shift Managers for a brand new specialty coffee shop opening this Fall in Ridgefield, CT. Featuring top quality coffee, gelato, and light food in a top location.
lfreed@wpsir.com

InterContinental Coffee Trading Inc.

Westlake Village, CA We are a green coffee trading company interviewing candidates for a full time administration/sales support position. Responsibilities include coordinating purchase/sales orders, manage and update daily position of inventory, handle logistics for customers, assist in email and direct mail marketing campaigns, act as a liaison between customers/vendors. Candidate must be a great multitasker and have excellent communication/organization skills. Tech savvy skills are a plus.
lisa@ictcoffee.com

Keffa Coffee

Towson, MD Keffa Coffee is seeking a marketing/sales associate who can generate new customers, invoke excitement to prospective clients, while providing complete and accurate information about the products that we offer. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to attend trade shows, taste and evaluate a variety of coffees from various locations around the world, meet and attract new clients, and use proven marketing and sales techniques to generate new business.
Info@keffacoffee.com

The Polus Center

Clinton, MA Unique opportunity. Store manager needed for a new fair trade world gift shop/espresso cafe in Clinton MA. This non-profit cafe will support people with disabilities in MA and coffee farmers around the world. Retail/coffee experience a plus, mostly looking for a strong leader with great references to embrace our vision and help make it happen.
tkane@poluscenter.org