2014 became an exciting year for our loved coffee, a few accurate, horrific, and odd. As we technique the give-up of the 12 months, we’ve looked at some of the more remarkable testimonies of 2014.

December: A Time For Giving… But Probably Not Cocaine.

December is a time for giving and the nice and cozy feeling while we see others open theirs. These acts of generosity had been positioned to take a look at in Berlin. At the same time, a local espresso roaster opened up their trendy shipment of espresso from Brazil to locate it contained 33 pounds of cocaine! We’re uncertain whether or not they’d have a hearty Christmas smile on their face, but we’re presuming confusion and worry were a much more likely response. They started the “cargo” to the police and Santa.


November: Peak Coffee Prices

Coffee fees reached their height in 2.5 years at some point in November. The dry climate in Brazil, which has affected a lot every year crop has played a sizable role in the boom. Much of the speculation is how this 12 months drought will affect the yield in 2015. Although there have been rains over the current months, the query remains how this will affect the flowering of the latest flowers over 2015. Many predict that if the climate returns to a semblance of normality, the crop should be more or less similar to 2014. If the weather continues to become momore extreme, manufacturing could fall below the levels of 2014.

October: Cup North

We saw the inaugural “Cup North,” a coffee birthday celebration for all espresso lovers in the north of England a little toward home. Put together by way of the neighborhood coffee network; it became a threat to the spotlight to shine on the culinary and espresso trends out of the doors of London. While the focus became on coffee, the two-day occasion also promoted beer, sweets, and some thrilling “foodie” traits in and around Manchester. Let’s hope it continues for 2015.

September: Coffee & Biofuels

There are many regarded opportunities to use leftover coffee, starting from an effective compost to being used as an odor remover for whiffy socks. One of the most exciting developments in 2014 became the brand-new business enterprise Bio-Bean.

Set up in January by way of Arthur Kay, the organization takes the used espresso grounds from London espresso stores and turns the waste into a complicated bio-gasoline. In September, they received a €500,000 supply from the Dutch Lottery. Although broadly suspected as a bribe with which to grow their ratings from the United Kingdom at some stage in Eurovision (OK, I made that bit up), the money will help the environmentally inexperienced Bio-Bean increase their operations and build a plant sufficient to address the processing of the collected coffee grounds. One gold star for Bio-Bean. It’s a super concept and true luck for 2015.