I stopped eating pasta and cheese for several weeks – quite torturous – in preparation for over-indulging while in Italy for Host Milan.
Posted 24 October 2017
I am starting to write this column en route to New York from Singapore (trying to be productive during the 23-hour flight), which played host to this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup.
Posted 5 October 2017
I do not usually drink iced tea. However, after walking into a quick casual restaurant the other day—another steamy, summer day—the imagery for the “Famous Iced Tea” was so appealing, I had to try a glass.
Posted 7 September 2017
I have been spending a significant amount of time this summer in a hospital visiting a family member who has been a patient.
Posted 24 August 2017
“Time to make the donuts!” When I learned that Dunkin’ Donuts is planning to drop “Donuts” from its name in a test, the phrase “Time to make the donuts!” immediately popped into my mind as it is from my favorite old Dunkin’ Donuts commercials.
Posted 15 August 2017
Is there an equitable solution to raising coffee producers’ profitability? A few weeks ago, I attended the World Coffee Producers Forum in Medellin, Colombia (I recapped the event in my blog that week).
Posted 31 July 2017
This week I attended the inaugural World Coffee Producers Forum in Medellín, Colombia. The conference, which took place 10-12 July, was conceived by coffee associations and organisations from producing countries around the world and organised and hosted by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC).
Posted 14 July 2017
It’s a good thing I attend only one Fancy Food Show per year — my waistline could not handle a second show!
Posted 29 June 2017
I choose events to attend by organisation, content offered and participants—not by location. But I must admit, the Specialty Coffee Association’s (SCA) selected city for its World of Coffee 2017, has long been on my “travel bucket list.”
Posted 16 June 2017
Perhaps the most over-used word in today’s lexicon is “millennials.” But now, a new group is emerging—Generation Z—and their influence and spending power is growing.
Posted 1 June 2017
Caffeine is back in the news—and not for the right reasons. A 16-year old high school student from South Carolina recently died from an accidental caffeine overdose, more accurately, a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, according to the medical examiner.
Posted 18 May 2017
At the conclusion of every SCAA Expo I’ve attended since joining T&CTJ, I always have the same thought, “I need more time.” I continually feel there are more booths I need to visit, people to see and of course, coffee to taste.
Posted 4 May 2017
United Airlines’ appalling behavior towards passengers–its customers–is not “new news” but because its latest atrocities happened in between two of my recent trips, they’re still top of mind with me.
Posted 19 April 2017
The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) held their annual luncheon on March 25th during the NCA Convention in Austin, Texas.
Posted 31 March 2017