Category: Sustainable Coffee

The Coffee Crisis: Will History Repeat Itself?

Creating a sustainable coffee economy isn’t a marketing phrase designed to sell coffee for higher prices. It’s an ongoing effort that’s critical to keeping quality coffee available while taking care of the people responsible for creating it. Despite the efforts of the third-wave coffee movement, some industry insiders fear we’re on the

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Working Conditions of Coffee Farmers

One of the most important parts of building a sustainable coffee economy is ensuring the farmers responsible for growing and harvesting coffee plants have proper working conditions. Unfortunately, coffee farmers have a history of being taken advantage of. Even as sustainability efforts and the presence of third-wave coffee have increased, farmers have often been ignored.  Most of the world’s coffee is grown in

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The Cost of Coffee and a Sustainable Economy

These days, it’s common to hear complaining about the cost of coffee. “Four dollars for a latte? I can practically get a full meal for that price!” While you may have a hard time actually finding a four-dollar meal, the question remains: Is modern coffee that expensive?   Compared to other “trendy” beverages, we would say

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The Rise of Specialty Coffee

At 7 Corners Coffee, we serve what’s known as “specialty coffee.” When some people hear that phrase, they may think it refers to a Frappuccino or cortado topped with latte art. However, specialty coffee describes the quality of the coffee being used.  In a recent post, we talked about the history of third wave coffee shops. The birth of specialty coffee is closely related. As people started appreciating the unique flavors of different

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What it Means to Be a Third Wave Coffee Shop

At 7 Corners Coffee, we’re proud to be a third wave coffee shop. But we find that people don’t always know what that means or why it’s important. Isn’t a coffee shop just a coffee shop? The answer is no.   A third wave coffee shop is an establishment that places a special emphasis on coffee quality, origin,

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