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2018

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January | February 2018

• Understanding GMOs—Genetic Engineering and the Future of Coffee
• The Complexity of Cupping—Ensuring Accuracy and Credibility Through Alignment and Calibration
• The Fight Against Coffee Pests—Recent Scientific Research
• News Item—The Power of the Cooperative: How One Co-op Is Helping Antioquia Reclaim Its Prominence
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2018

• Physical Analysis of Green Coffee—What to Measure, Record, Track … and Why
• Forge Your Own Path—Five Keys to a Successful Career in Coffee
• Managing the Nitty Gritty—Cleaning and Maintenance in the Roastery
• News Item—Hibrido de Timor: An Espresso Unicorn or Coffee’s Climate Savior?
• Columns: Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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May | June 2018

• Heat and the Roasting Machine—Redesigning the Legacy RP218 Course
• Spectroscopy Illuminated—A Practical Approach to Determining Roast Development
• Developing Themselves—Washing Stations and Women’s Empowerment in Rwanda
• Elevate Your Training Game—Is SCA Premier Training Campus Certification Right for You?
• The Effects of Total Water Hardness on Coffee Extraction—An Evaluation Using Espresso, Chemex and Syphon Methods
• Columns: News Item, A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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July | August 2018

• From a Dark Shadow Cast—The Long Road from Coca to Coffee in Colombia
• Universal Truths of Coffee Sourcing
• Pick Your Packaging—A Comparison of Green Coffees Shipped in Different Packing Materials
• News Item—Growing California’s Coffee Production: Clean Cultivation Moves from Cannabis to Coffee
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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September | October 2018

• Venture Capital for Roasting Companies—Finding the Right Partner to Grow Your Business
• Unlocking the Mystery of Cold Brew—A Deeper Look Into the Chemistry
• The Challenges of Being a Coffee Roaster: Old and New
• The Data Revolution—How Simple Steps Can Yield Big Results
• News Item—Saveur du Kivu Going Strong: Fourth Annual Event Sees Increased Participation and Support
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!


2017

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January | February 2017

• Building a Mid- to Large-Scale Specialty Coffee Roasting Plant—A Practical Approach to an Epic Challenge | Part 1 of 2: Preparing to Work
• Vertical Integration—Successful Case Studies from Brazil and Sumatra
• Roasting for America’s Hospitality Industry—Weighing the Challenges, Risks and Potential Rewards
• News Item—Exploring Rapid Growth in Chinese Coffee
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2017

• Building a Mid- to Large-Scale Specialty Coffee Roasting Plant—A Practical Approach to an Epic Challenge | Part 2 of 2: Getting to Work
• Fermentation in Coffee Processing—A Scientific Overview
• Harvesting the Value of Processing Methods—A Marketing Opportunity for Roasters and Farmers
• News Item—Developing a Common Approach for Gender Equity
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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May | June 2017

• A Game of the Mind—Mitigating Biases in Sensory Evaluation
• “B” a Force for Good—B Corporations Take a Holistic Approach to Sustainability
• The Cost of Financially Sustainable Coffee Production—A Study by Fair Trade USA and Cornell University
• Stick to the Plan—Why Roasters Shouldn’t Buy Coffee Off the Cupping Table
• Under Pressure—Balancing Barometric Pressure in the Roastery
• News Item—State of Progress: Myanmar Continues to Improve Quality and Production
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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July | August 2017

• Bigger and Better—How Coffee Businesses Plan and Sustain Healthy Expansion
• All About That Plan—Developing a Strategic Coffee Buying Plan
• The Devil’s in the Details 2.0—Using Software for Production and Inventory Control
• News Item—What a Border Adjustment Tax Could Mean for Coffee
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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September | October 2017

• Our World Through a Keyhole—Understanding the Limitations of Thermocouple Readings
• Data Driven—Using Metrics to Engage and Motivate Employees
• How Clean Is Your Coffee?—Why a Destoner Is an Essential Tool for Roasters
• News Item—What Does the Rainforest Alliance–UTZ Merger Mean for Coffee?
• Special Edition of Coffee Review—Coffees From Women Producers
• Columns: A Life in Coffee, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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November | Dec. 2017

• 14th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• The Bean Belt Revisited—An Updated Look at Global Coffee Production
• 2018 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2017 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2016

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January | February 2016

• Farmworkers in the Coffeelands—Improving Conditions for the Industry’s Most Vulnerable Players
• From the Shores of Lake Kivu—Specialty Coffee and the Democratic Republic of Congo
• The Food Safety Modernization Act—Are You in Compliance?
• An Eye for Coffee—The Oregon Coffee Board’s Second Annual Photo Contest Goes Global
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2016

• Can Science Save Specialty Coffee?—World Coffee Research Works Toward the Industry’s Long-Term Survival
• Sale Pending—Navigating the Sale of Your Roastery
• Valuing Our Mid-Chain Partners—How Cost Pressures Impact Importers and Logistics Providers in the U.S.
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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May | June 2016

• A Focus on Flaws—Do You Use the SCAA’s Green Arabica Coffee Classification System?
• Family Matters—The Joys and Challenges of Working With Family
• State of Potential—Myanmar Emerges as a Specialty Coffee Producer
• Write It Up—A Practical Guide to Documenting Business Procedures
• What Goes Around… —How Coffee Waste Is Fueling a Circular Economy
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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July | August 2016

• A Place to Grow—Shared Production Facilities Ease Entry for New Roasters
• Cold Brew With Caution—Food Safety and Quality Concerns for the Growing Market
• The Path to Distinction—Nurturing Separation in Nariño
• Trade Transformation—What Changing Customs Regulations Mean for Coffee
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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September | October 2016

• The Quest for Quality at Home—Roasting Machines for the Serious Enthusiast
• Supply Crisis in Latin America—Addressing the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow
• Talk the Talk—Understanding Commodity Market Lingo
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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November | Dec. 2016

• 13th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• Roast magazine's 2016 Roasting Industry Survey
• 2017 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2016 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2015

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January | February 2015

• La Nueva Generación Cafetera: A Photo Essay—Colombia’s future coffee growers head to camp
• The Color of Coffee—Using color analysis in quality control
• In Praise of Pen and Paper—Mastering the manual roast log
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2015

• A Study in Roast Levels—Comparing and contrasting two coffees roasted to five different levels
• To Market, To Market—How the Kenyan coffee marketing system supports exceptional coffee
• Do You Taste What I Taste?—Improved communication around flavor is transforming the supply chain
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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May | June 2015

• A New Focus on Farm-Level Economics—Addressing the challenges facing coffee farmers in Rwanda and Burundi
• Storage Woes—The pros and cons of third-party warehousing
• A Cupper’s Journey—Four stages of development
• The Benefits of Membership—Coffee industry trade associations
• Organic Acids Revisited—Another look at discoveries in coffee chemistry
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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July | August 2015

• Bridging the Digital Divide—Introducing modern business systems at origin in Latin America
• Finding Beauty in the Blend—What’s the appeal for today’s specialty roasters?
• Is Ecuador Still Emerging?—Recent developments in the country’s coffee sector
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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September | October 2015

• Beyond Bombs and Bloodshed—Restoring Yemen’s Place in Specialty Coffee
• Strength in Numbers—Collaboration Is Key to Sustainable Development
• Quantifying the Impact of the Cup of Excellence—TechnoServe Report Details Outcomes in Brazil and Honduras
• Cultivating Success—What Agricultural Genetic Testing Can Mean for Coffee
• Marketing Deconstructed—A Guide for Specialty Coffee Roasters and Retailers
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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November | Dec. 2015

• 12th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• State of the Roastery—SCAA report reveals key finance and operating data
• 2016 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2015 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2014

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January | February 2014

• Vertical Integration—Four coffee companies explore models for taking over new parts of the supply chain
• Hot Water—Measuring water activity in high-end, specialty green coffee—Part 1 of 2
• Paging Through the Years—A Decade of Roast
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2014

• Tricky Business—The Market Paradox: Uncertainty Looms Over the 2014 Coffee Market
• Rise of the Machine—Mechanized Harvesting and Quality
• Force of Nature—Measuring Water Activity in High-End, Specialty Green Coffee, Part 2 of 2
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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May | June 2014

• The Bitter End—Making a Case for Chlorogenic Acid
• Weak Link—Balancing the synergy between product development, quality control and supply chain management
• Matter of Appearance—What trademark infringement can mean for a brand
• Only the Essentials—Advances in coffee packaging equipment
• Joint Venture—Examining the risk, the reward, the reality of private labeling
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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July | August 2014

• Coffee Counts—Accounting and finance for coffee roasters
• How to Be Cool—Cooling methods and their impact from roast to cup
• Fuel for Thought—The concept and imminent reality of producing fuel from coffee waste
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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September | October 2014

• What’s Old Is New Again—The reawakening of coffee roasting in the Middle East
• Direct Trade or Fair Trade?—Let’s work together for the greater good
• Three Faces of Feedback—What they are and why they matter
• Coffee Production in Myanmar—An exploratory visit reveals rich possibilities
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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November | Dec. 2014

• 11th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• Roast City—A Brief History of Coffee Roasting in Portland, Oregon
• 2015 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2014 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2013

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January | February 2013

• The Long Pipe—Transparency and the coffee supply chain
• Unwinding the Sample Roasting Thread—How roasters manage quality in small doses
• Fighting the Good Fight—How to deal with dishonest competitors
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2013

• The Power of Slow—Improving coffee quality by resisting the cult of speed
• Tending the Firebox—Roasting with wood
• R-Certified Coffee—Plotting robusta on the specialty map
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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May | June 2013

• Talented Tasters, Please Apply—How to recruit and develop cupels
• Exploring the Holy Grail—Geisha coffee, 10 years on
• Flavor, Magnified—Roasting strategies for espresso
• The Devil Is in the Details—Production control and inventory management
• Marching Forth—Battling the coffee berry borer in Hawaii
• Columns: Government Affiars, Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper and more!

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July | August 2013

• Smoke in the Air—An update on emissions and air-quality regulations
• Bean Counting—Business management for roasters
• A Vision for the Future—Why every company needs a plan for building a successful business
• News Item—The Roya crisis: Why roasters need to engage now
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper and more!

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September | October 2013

• A Day in the Life of a Coffee Roaster—A photo essay
• Cocoa and Coffee—A cross-sensory exchange
• Conveying Quality—Equipment Spotlight: Conveyor systems for roasters
• Points of Taste—Alternative cupping forms and standards
• News Item—United State of Coffee: Hawaii's bean industry moves forward
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper and more!

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November | Dec. 2013

• 10th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• Shared Interest—Harnessing the Power of Collaboration
• 2014 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2013 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2012

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January | February 2012

• The New Frontier—Specialty coffee's emergence in China, India, the Middle East and Russia
• Yikes, Those Prices!—Creative coffee blending strategies to deal with higher costs
• Flow Chart—How to plan an efficient layout in a small production plant
• Recipe for Success—Collaborating with coffee producers in the Dominican Republic
• Columns: Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2012

• Roast magazine's 2012 Industry Survey
• Horn of Plenty—Biodynamic agriculture and coffee
• Through the Kaleidoscope—Changing perspectives of the Cup of Excellence
• Columns: Firestarters, Government Affairs, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper and more!

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May | June 2012

• The Chemistry of Brewing—How coffee transforms, from bean to brew
• A Well-Rounded Palate—A guide to The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel
• Roasting Science—Looking closely at your curves
• On a Mission for Change—Fair Trade USA’s new model and what it means for coffee growers worldwide
• Reflections on Coffee’s Social Life—New and old ideas on coffee bars, social interaction and the “third place”
• Columns: Firestarters, Government Affairs, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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July | August 2012

• Are We Headed in the Right Direction—The State of Direct Business
• Crafting Collaboration—Learning From and Growing With Craft Beer
• Making Taste—An Essay on the Philosophy of Taste
• Columns: Firestarters, Government Affairs, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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September | October 2012

• Laying It on the Table—A Look at the State of Cupping
• A Tale of Two Trips—Reflections on Producing Country Trends
• Making the Grade—An Exploration of the Q Program
• Columns: Firestarters, Government Affairs, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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November | Dec. 2012

• 9th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• Putting Your Best Face Forward—How to excel in customer service
• 2013 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2012 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2011

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January | February 2011

• Coffee Grading Analytics—Testing the tester
• A Label Undeserved—Proposition 65 and Coffee
• Weathering History—A 19th century roastery stands the test of time
• Restoring Haiti's Coffee Industry
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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March | April 2011

• The Art of the Blend—Channeling inspiration into the cup
• Deconstructing Decaf—Decaffeination processes explained
• 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Roasting—Words of advice from seasoned roasters
• Ka'u in the coffee spotlight
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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May | June 2011

• The Certification Conundrum—Are coffee certifications still important?
• Unbottling the Aromas of Coffee—Improving sensory skills with Le Nez Du Café
• To Have and Have Not—The struggle with sample roasting
• Lab Report—How to set up an in-house coffee lab for QC and training
• Passport to the Coffee Lands—Investing in productive origin travel
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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July | August 2011

• Handling the Cherry—The risks and rewards of processing methods
• Lighter Than Air—What air-quality engineering can tell us about coffee
• Espresso Evaluation—Truths, half-truths and myths from an Italian perspective
• Columns: Q and A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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September | October 2011

• Market Analysis—Coffee markets may be ready for new highs
• Stuck in the Middle—What everyone can learn from medium-sized roasters
• Thinking Out of the Box—Unique applications for coffee and roasting technology
• Ecuador Rising: Coffee from the center of the world
• Columns: Q and A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, Flamekeeper, First Crack and more!

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November | Dec. 2011

• 8th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• Find Your Niche—Six ways you can boost your bottom line with target markets
• 2012 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2011 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2010

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January | February 2010

• Navigating the Fickle "C" Market—Options for protecting your margin
• Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is—Marketing super-premium & auction coffees
• Bean Around the World—How roasters are responding to customers demands & changing tastes
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more!

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March | April 2010

• Cupping Revisited—A primer for advanced coffee testing
• Delivering Your Brand With Every Cup—How to build an exceptional coffee culture
• Nicaragua's Awakening—An analysis of terroir's impact on coffee quality
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more!

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May | June 2010

• Seeds of Change—The birth of a new coffee economy in Burundi
• In Great Taste—The art and science of flavored coffee
• The Coffee Triangle—Building cupping skills with triangulation
• We're Talking Quality—Promoting communication between the roaster, barista and consumer
• Machinery, Ingenuity, Discovery—A history of roasting equipment
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more!

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July | August 2010

• The Points Principle—Two perspectives on how we evaluate coffee
• Shepherding the Green—How importers work, and why roasters need them
• Spirit of Invention—The many crafts of roasters
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more!

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September | October 2010

• In Hot Pursuit—What every business owner needs to know before purchasing a coffee roaster
• A Wholesale Success—How to set up a thriving wholesale sales business
• Mighty Roasters of a Single Pound—Building a micro-roasting business
• Coffee Conservation Award Winner—Finca El Porvenir, El Salvador
• Columns: Q & A, Firestarters, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more!

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November | Dec. 2010

• 7th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• Saying Coffee—The naming revolution
• 2011 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2010 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2009

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January | February 2009

• Burn It, Blend It, Ignore—The balancing act of roasting through defects
• Buy My Coffee—Notes from the fractal frontier of coffee marketing
• Taming Acidity—Strategies for espresso roasters
• New Column: Q & A—Roasting experts answer your burning questions
• Columns: Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more

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March | April 2009

• Coffee Roaster Seasoning—Unraveling the mystery
• Crema of the Crop Part II—Light vs. dark roasts
• Stalling Staling—From the slippery slope of staling to the peak of fresh flavors
• Q & A—Roasting experts answer your burning questions
• Columns: Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more

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May | June 2009

• Ad Infinitum—A gallery of coffee advertising
• More Than Just Hot Air—Make the most of fluid-bed roasting
• Adding to the Team—How to hire, train and retain your next roaster
• The Heat Is On—A roaster's guide to heat transfer
• Roasting Through the Ages—Exploring the roots of American craft roasting
• Q & A—Roasting experts answer your burning questions
• Columns: Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more

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July | August 2009

• Signed Sealed Delivered—A guide to green buying, part one
• Designer Coffee—How to enhance the character of single-origin coffees
• Starting Fresh—A packaging primer
• Q & A—Roasting experts answer your burning questions
• Columns: Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more

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September | October 2009

• Signed Sealed Delivered Part II—A guide to green buying, part two
• Logged In—How to use a roast log to improve your coffee and streamline your business
• Stack Overflow—A no-loss stack can make your roastery more efficient (and keep your neighbors happy)
• A State of Flux—Ethiopia's ECX and what it means for specialty coffee
• 4th Annual Davis Demitasse Poetry Contest winners
• Columns: Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Coffee Review, First Crack, Navigating Origins, and more

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November | Dec. 2009

• 6th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• The Bean Belt—A broad look at coffee production worldwide
• 2010 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2009 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2008

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January | February 2008

• Blending for Italian Espresso, Part I—Background and a rationale for blending
• The Secret Life of Beans—Green coffee's trip from port to your door
• Under the Microscope—Turning up the heat on acrylamide
• Detecting Defects—Plants and quakers

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March | April 2008

• Blending for Italian Espresso, Part 2—A practical approach to blending
• Some Assembly Desired—Refurbishing roasters means a love of labor
• Under the Microscope—The science of browning reactions
• Detecting Defects Part 2—Processing: Overferment/sour and stinker beans

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May | June 2008

• Pondering the Path to Sustainable Premiums—Buying on the road less traveled
• Not So Random Sampling—How to sample roast for best results
• For the Keeping—Storing and preserving green coffee, part 1 of 2
• Suited to a T—A tea line might be a perfect fit for your roastery
• Under the Microscope—Coffee roasting: A brief overview of chemical changes
• Detecting Defects—Processing Defects, Part 2: Defects created in the dry mill

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July | August 2008

• The Brave World of Energy-Efficient Roasting—A generation of technologies saves energy and money
• Keeping It Real—Storing and preserving green coffee, part 2 of 2
• Under the Microscope—The science of coffee aroma
• Detecting Defects—Storage and transportation defects

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September | October 2008

• Playing It Safe—Food safety systems, audits and vendor certifications
• Taking a Toll—What you need to know about contract roasting
• Ready to Roast—From old-school artist to modern artisan
• Under the Microscope—Tracing coffee to its roots: coffee adulteration and authentication
• Zephyr Essay Contest Winner—The Journey, by Lorraine Walker

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November | Dec. 2008

• 5th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• Roast Magazine's First Annual Industry Survey
• 2009 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2008 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2007

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January | February 2007

• Roasting in Good Time—Planning a production schedule
• Wet, Dry and Everything in Between—How coffee processing affects your cup
• Make Your Mark—Creating a successful signature blend
• RoastBusters—Episode 1: Robusta and Crema

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March | April 2007

• Bringing Value to Your Coffee—The relationship between what coffee’s worth and what it costs
• Fruity, Fermented and Everything in Between—How coffee processing affects your cup, part 2 of 2
• Heat Wave—The way heat transfers your beans from green to brown
• SCAA 2007 Preview
• The Firestarters—Q and A with Michael Calabrese
• Columns: Diary of a Roaster, Flamekeeper, Coffee Lab Report, Navigating Origins

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May | June 2007

• Fire Fighters—Prevent your beans from going up in smoke
• Accounting for Taste—How we experience the flavor of coffee
• Brave New World—Origin countries take on roasting
• Gaining Ground—What you should know about grinding coffee
• Off the Shelf—Sell your coffee without selling out
• Going Carbon Neutral—The next step along the path toward sustainable business
• Columns: Diary of a Roaster, Roastbusters, Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Coffee Lab Report, Navigating Origins

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July | August 2007

• Cracking the Phenol Code—Uncovering the mystery behind this taste defect
• The Bottom Line on Packaging—Maximizing profit through labor efficiency
• The Job of Roasting—Ergonomics and safety in the roastery
• 3rd Annual Davis Demitasse Poetry Contest Winners
• Columns: Postmaster, Roastbusters, Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Navigating Origins

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September | October 2007

• Transparency Contracts—Measuring your relationships in dollars and sense
• Movin' on Up...or Not—Do you need a bigger roaster? Or just a vacation?
• The Trouble with Micro-Lots?—The pros and cons of this macro-trend
• Clean Up in the Coffee Aisle: Making grocery store sales work for you
• Why I Roast—The winning essay from the Roasters Guild Retreat Essay Contest
• Columns: Postmaster, Roastbusters, Firestarters, Flamekeeper, Navigating Origins

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November | Dec. 2007

• 4th Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• A Family Album—Getting to the roots of coffee’s plant heritage
• 2008 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2007 Article Index—By topic and by issue


2006

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January | February 2006

• The Mini-C—Embracing this new coffee contract
• For the Love of Peaberry—Double your flavor with these rare delicacies
• Banking Your Green—Proper storage and handling of green beans
• Wired for Roast—Exploring coffee technology at origin
• Navigating Origins—Zambia

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March | April 2006

• Estate Coffees—A new take on origin promotion
• Keeping a High Profile—Create consistent, reliable roasts with profile roasting
• Detecting Defects and Celebrating Gems—The search for the perfect green bean
• Ready for Robustas?—What robustas have to offer the specialty coffee industry
• The Information Exchange—International roasting internships
• Wired for Roast—Fine grinds to good brews: technology goes to the beans
• SCAA Preview—The 18th annual SCAA Conference and Exhibition
• Navigating Origins—Haiti
• New Column—Back to Basics

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May | June 2006

• Variety is the Spice of Coffee—Geisha and other varietals
• Republic of Coffee—The Dominican republic takes a long, hard look at itself
• Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Gloom of Night—Getting your coffee where it needs to go
• Wired for Roast—A Quick Study: Coffee earns its higher learning diploma
• Navigating Origins—El Salvador

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July | August 2006

• Blending the Rules—The art and science of combining coffees
• Sample Roasting for Quality Control—Tips from the green side
• The Virtual Marketplace—Internet auctions provide a platform for the future
• Davis Demitasse 2nd Annual Poetry Contest—Read the winning poems from this year's event
• Wired for Roast—Pack Your Bags: A trip into the future of coffee packaging
• Navigating Origins—Burundi

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September | October 2006

• Blowing Smoke—Ways to clean up, reduce and recirculate roaster emissions
• Crema of the Crop—Creating crema with single-estate coffees
• Not Swallowing Their Pride—Smallholders in Papua New Guinea fight for coffee rights
• Wired for Roast: Exercising Control— Understanding profile roasting control systems
• Fresh Greens—The misconception of the “eternal bean”
• Navigating Origins—Venezuela

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November | Dec. 2006

• 3rd Annual Roaster of the Year Award—Micro and Macro categories
• On Good Terms—A Roaster's Dictionary
• 2007 Industry Directory—By category and by company name
• 2004–2006 Roast Article Index—By topic and by issue

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