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Espresso Essentials Changes Name

Espresso Essentials, one of the U.K.’s major wholesalers of espresso-related supplies, barista supplies, chocolate and flavors, has changed its name, and is now completely re-branding itself as, Beyond The Bean.

The company states that there are two reasons for the name change - one is a decisive and clear move forward, the other is to clarify name confusions of the past. In the rather limited world of espresso-accessory wholesaling, Espresso Essentials has competed for several years with similarly named rivals, but Jeremy Rogers, president of the compay, says this is not the driving force behind his new move. “The similarity of beverage-this and espresso-that names is not a killer issue,” he says. Rather, it is to assert the individuality of his company as the most experienced in the field of espresso-trade supplies.

“We began working in the coffee business in 1994, and at the time we were unique. We were supplying places like Costa and Coffee Republic, when nobody else was interested in them. We are now making a point of standing up and reminding everyone of who we are and our experience.

The name-change also sets up Rogers’ franchising operations in Europe. “We have Germany, France and Spain operating, working with people we already know. This is a closer-knit plan than simply banging out franchise offers all over the place.”


NYBOT Adds Barcelona As A Delivery Port

The New York Board of Trade announced that effective with the listing for trading of the March 2008 delivery month on April 4, 2006, the Exchange is implementing amendments to its Coffee Rules and Appendices to add the Port of Barcelona, Spain, as a delivery point for its Coffee “C” futures contract. The amendments, which provide for a differential of 125 points under par for deliveries in the port, apply to the March 2008 delivery month and all delivery months listed thereafter.

NYBOT’s coffee contract calls for delivery of washed Arabica coffee produced in 19 Central and South American, Asian and African countries. Each contract is for roughly 250 bags of coffee (or 37,500 pounds).


Spanish Coffee Congress Meets

El Puerto de Santa Maria is an ancient small fishing town on the far southern coast of Spain. To this day it remains one of the treasures of the southern Spanish coast, with unspoiled coastline and perfect weather. The town lies across a small gulf from the city of Cadiz, with which it is connected by a regular ferry service. El Puerto de Santa Maria is charmed and a perfect ion in a small bottle-while Cadiz is a large city fabled for thousands of years for its strategic location at the entrance to the Mediterranean World. No more idyllic location could be possible for an international coffee congress, and that explains why El Puerto de Santa Maria is indeed the chosen venue for the 22nd Spanish Coffee Congress. Held June1 - 3, the Congress is blending this incredibly rich local landscape and culture with a coffee program of meetings and discussions that are of vital interest to all people whose business is coffee.

Day One and Two of the Congress include topics led by international experts in the specific topics: Coffee in Futures Markets and Investment Funds; Current World Green Coffee Markets; Traceability; Roasting and Technology; Overview of Today’s European Coffee Consumer Markets; Roasting as a Family Business; CoffFood Sector.

The meetings are moderated by Francisco Jurado, one of the most highly respected professionals in green coffee in Europe, and a man known around the world for his insights into all aspects of coffee business. All meetings and events are in Spanish and English. Along with the business at hand, the 22nd Coffee Congress offers a full array of social events - welcome reception, working lunch, gala evening and a concluding luncheon of local delicacies. A tour is also offered of the fabled Moorish “White Villages” in the region between Cadiz and Malaga. Perhaps most spectacular of all, the Congress is presenting delegates with a private showing of a performance by the Royal School of Equestrian Art in nearby Jerez - these are the ‘dancing’ horses of legend. Awe inspiring scenery, magnificent old cities, quaint villages, Flamenco dancers, prancing horse of the royal school, sparkling wines and sherries - the ‘frame’ of the Congress is without doubt a once-in-a lifetime visual and sensorial experience, but then to add coffee - serious coffee - discussions of matters vital to the coffee business community; that is to experience a once-in-a lifetime international Coffee Congress.

For information on attending the congress, E-mail inscripciones@gamacongresos.com, Tel: (34) 914 488 212.


SCAE highlights World of Coffee event in Berne

An exciting line-up of the brightest lights in the coffee industry will be a major attraction to the World of Coffee Conference and Exhibition in Berne, Switzerland for May 19-21.

The event is being organized by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, which has close to 1,000 members.

The conference tracks-Sustainability, Traceability, Origins and How to Prepare and Serve the Best Cup of Coffee-will encompass a wide range of topics. From a new look at Fair Trade and its impact on the coffee business, through an examination of the situation in the important coffee producing countries, to a history of cappuccino and its role in the market, the presentations will be practical, insightful and designed to help coffee businesses to develop their markets and raise their quality standards.

World of Coffee will also include the 2006 editions of the World Cup Tasters Championship, the World Latte Art Championship and the light-hearted World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, as well as the event which has become the “Olympics” of coffee: the World Barista Championship. Here, some 50 of the world’s best coffee bar staff - already having bested all rivals in their home countries - vie for the coveted title of World Barista Champion.

For more details, see the SCAE website www.scae.com, and the event website www.worldofcoffee.ch, Tel: +44 01245 426060; E-mail An exciting line-up of the brightest lights in the coffee industry will be a major attraction to the World of Coffee Conference and Exhibition in Berne, Switzerland for May 19-21.

The event is being organized by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, which has close to 1,000 members.

The conference tracks-Sustainability, Traceability, Origins and How to Prepare and Serve the Best Cup of Coffee-will encompass a wide range of topics. From a new look at Fair Trade and its impact on the coffee business, through an examination of the situation in the important coffee producing countries, to a history of cappuccino and its role in the market, the presentations will be practical, insightful and designed to help coffee businesses to develop their markets and raise their quality standards.

World of Coffee will also include the 2006 editions of the World Cup Tasters Championship, the World Latte Art Championship and the light-hearted World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, as well as the event which has become the “Olympics” of coffee: the World Barista Championship. Here, some 50 of the world’s best coffee bar staff - already having bested all rivals in their home countries - vie for the coveted title of World Barista Champion.

For more details, see the SCAE website www.scae.com, and the event website www.worldofcoffee.ch, Tel: +44 01245 426060; E-mail mwheeler@scae.com


NYBOT Update On New Orleans Certified Coffee Stocks

At a meeting February 8, 2006, the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT®) considered several recommendations from its Coffee Committee. and the Warehouse and Licensing Committee, regarding the status of certified coffee in licensed stores in the Port of New Orleans. With this, they determined the terms and conditions for licensing and production.

The license of Dupuy Storage Store 1, which was suspended on October 10, 2005, is reinstated, effective immediately;

The moratorium on the issuance of delivery notices against certified stocks in Dupuy Storage Store 1 is lifted, commencing with the March 2006 delivery.

The prohibition on the certification of new coffee in this store is to be immediately terminated. The prohibition on licensed stores accepting coffee that had been held in this store during the period from August 27th to date must do the same.

The Board took action to restore the license of the facility based upon the recommendation from the Warehouse and Licensing Committee that any and all damage to the facility has been repaired and the facility now meets all exchange requirements for a licensed facility.

The Board took action to restore the deliverability of certified stocks in the store based upon a recommendation from the Coffee Committee. The Committee’s recommendation itself was based upon the results of graders’ examination of samples drawn from 10% of the certified lots (with a minimum of 20 lots sampled) in the store for evidence of any off-odor or mold in the coffee. The examination found no evidence of any condition in the coffee that could be associated with Hurricane Katrina and the Committee concluded that therefore certified coffee in the store that has not been identified as needing reconditioning should have its deliverable status restored.

Further, the Board determined that with regard to each of the three remaining stores, whose licenses are currently suspended, and the certified coffee stored there that remain under a moratorium on delivery, the following shall apply:

  • Upon a determination by the Warehouse & Licensing Committee that any and all damage to the facility has been repaired and the store meets exchange requirements for a licensed facility, the license shall be immediately reinstated
  • Upon a determination by the Coffee Committee that, based upon the results of a review of samples from the store conducted using the same standards as those used for Dupuy Storage Store 1, the deliverable status of certified coffee in such store that has not been identified as requiring reconditioning, should be restored.
The three New Orleans stores whose licenses remain suspended are Dupuy Storage Stores 2, 10 and 18.

Finally, the Board determined that if by April 15, 2006 any of these three stores fails to have its license reinstated, the examination of samples from the store are not complete, or if the results of the examination of samples are not consistent with the results of coffee held in the other stores that have had deliverable status restored, all such coffee will be flagged in the eCOPS system as undeliverable.

Owners of such coffee have the right, for a period of 60 days from the date of flagging, at their own expense, to request that samples of each lot of such coffee be drawn by Exchange licensed samplers, and examined for evidence of any off-odor or mold.

Lots that show no sign of off-odor or mold should then have the flag lifted, and be permitted to deliver. However, lots that show some off-odor or mold should be decertified, and if they are not tested by the end of the 60-day period, they should be decertified and permanently removed from the eCOPS system.



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