Variety Posters Now Available

The Coffee Variety Timeline Family Tree posters are now available! The shop is here: www.jimseven.myshopify.com A few key things to mention: These are wholesale only from me at the moment, so come in units of 10. I just don’t have the logistical ability to sell single units. If you want a single poster (and I hope… Continue reading

Longberry Issue Two & A Dinner

Perhaps some of you doubted that Longberry would return for another issue. Perhaps some of you thought that the strap line of “An occasional journal of coffee” was a strange choice. Either way, I hope you’re pleased to hear that Longberry is returning! Issue Two will be available very soon, shipped by us direct to… Continue reading

Part 3: Implications & Predictions

The State of Speciality Coffee – Part 3: Implications and Predictions In the previous two posts (Part 1 & Part 2) I’ve explained how I currently see the market in speciality around the world, and how it has evolved to date. I am happy to state that generally humans aren’t particularly good at predictions of the future,… Continue reading

Part 2: The Bubble

The State of Speciality Coffee – Part 2: The Bubble Previous post: Part 1: The Lull The growth in speciality coffee shops in the last decade has been astonishing. While different markets have grown at different rates , the patterns and trends of growth have been very similar. Pioneers open a speciality coffee business in a city,… Continue reading

Part 1: The Lull

The State of Speciality Coffee – Part 1: The Lull This is the first of three parts, covering how I see the current state of the speciality coffee industry around the world. I’ve spent the last year thinking about this, and have had the chance to talk to people in the industry in cities around the world…. Continue reading