Coffee news from the web n. 186 – 18 January 2014
What does your coffee say about you?
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, but aside from providing the much needed early morning boost, the type of coffee a person likes can also reveal a lot about his personality, says a study. Clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula analysed 1,000 coffee lovers and examined common personality styles and psychological traits, looking specifically at introversion and extroversion, patience, perfectionism, warmth, vigilance, sensitivity and social boldness, reports […]

busiweek –  18 January 2014
Quality mars Uganda coffee
Land fragmentation and the failure by many coffee farmers to maintain high standards, has hampered development of Uganda’s coffee sub –sector to better levels of prosperity. Recently the African Coffee Academy (ACA) organized a Quality Management System/ Sanitary and Phytosanitary training workshop for coffee exporters, processors and farmers during which this viewpoint was put across […]

Al- Monitor – January 17 2014
Coffee in Gaza is a ritual for grief and creativity
Young Jabar Abu Houli pours coffee from a copper pot for his guests and then waits for them to finish drinking. If they shake the empty cup or put two fingers above it, it means they are finished and do not want anymore. If they hand him the cup in a normal manner, he will pour them more of the black coffee. This ritual takes place every morning and evening in the sitting room of the Abu Houli family home in Deir al-Balah, in the central […]

Reuters – January 16 2014
Asia Coffee-Harvest of minor crop starts in Sumatra; roasters chase Vietnam
Harvesting of a minor crop has started on Indonesia’s main coffee growing island of Sumatra but heavy rains have hurt quality, while Vietnamese robustas have been sold at smaller discounts as roasters step up purchases, dealers said on Thursday. Farmers and exporters in top robusta producer Vietnam were offering more beans to raise […]

The Atlantic – January 15 2014
Here Are the Countries That Drink the Most Coffee—the U.S. Isn’t in the Top 10
America might be famous for running on coffee, but it doesn’t run on much. Not compared to a handful of other countries, anyway. When it comes to actual coffee consumption per person, the US doesn’t even crack the top 15 […]

bloomberg – 15 anuary 2014
Coffee Farmers in Vietnam Curbing Sales From Record Harvest
Coffee farmers in Vietnam, the biggest producer of robusta beans used by Nestle SA in instant drinks, are limiting sales from a record harvest before the Tet Lunar New Year festival as they expect higher prices […]

National Geografic – 14 anuary 2014
Feeling Forgetful? Have a Cuppa Coffee
The fast-forward kick of caffeine is no news to the 80 percent of Americans who drink coffee or tea as an eye-opener. But while at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Michael Yassa, now an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of California at Irvine, and his colleagues pinpointed another use: memory […]

Scientific American – 14 anuary 2014
Should you drink coffee before or after a learning task?
Popular wisdom holds that caffeine enhances learning, alertness and retention, leading millions to consume coffee or caffeinated drinks before a challenging learning task such as attending a business strategy meeting or a demanding scientific presentation. However a new study in the journal Nature Neuroscience […]

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