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A Coffee Pilgrimage to Britain – Part 1

I recently had the opportunity to spend two weeks doing something I have dreamed of for many years; spending two weeks exploring the coffee culture in one of the Western world’s oldest coffee cities – London. Read more »

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Coffee Bean International Receives BEST Award

This morning, Mayor Sam Adams presented the 19th annual BEST Awards, with Coffee Bean International named winner in the medium-sized business category. Read more »

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Introducing START

Coffee has historically been a crop grown to satisfy the demand of the developed world at the cost of a lower quality of life for producing communities. Now, the coffee industry has the tools, the energy, and the momentum to create a paradigm shift and redefine coffee as we know it. But, before we can change the coffee world, we have to measure our current baseline and concrete steps already taken, so we can design our intentions around real information. We need a measurement tool. And, now we have one: START.
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What Does a $3.00 C-Market Mean for My Store?

I was recently in a conference room listening to smart coffee people talk about the current price volatility in coffee. Here ‘s basically what was said: Read more »

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Sustainability Council Winter 2011 Meeting

It is a force to be reckoned with when a group of dedicated representatives from all aspects of coffee—growers, certifiers, importers, social programs, roasters, and retailers—rendezvous to discuss how to move the dial on our industry’s sustainability meter. The winter ’11 Sustainability Council Retreat over the past weekend was a productive and fulfilling meeting of the minds. Read more »

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"I'll Have a Tall Blonde, Please!"

You say Starbucks®. I think…top-tier brand. Defiantly stubborn in their tradition of quality. I think…innovative product marketing. America’s specialty coffee lexicon. I think…unbelievable product and customer experience consistency (excluding airports, hotels, and cafeterias, of course). Starbucks equals decommoditization of coffee, circa 1990. Read more »

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2011 Sustainability Report

The Coffee Bean International 2011 Sustainability Report is now live. This year, we made huge strides toward shifting our waste ratio, with the ultimate goal of hauling zero waste to the landfill. We also dramatically reduced our travel miles, which will impact our overall carbon footprint. Additionally, we grew our direct trade portfolio and off-commodity-market purchases, which isolate farmers from the coffee price volatility that is driven now primarily from investors/speculators. Through these direct relationships we can address coffee’s biggest sustainability issues. Read more »

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Public Domain's Kona "Cloud Forest" lot selected as Finalist in Good Food Awards

We are thrilled to have our Public Domain coffeehouse's new Kona "Cloud Forest" Lot chosen as one of the five finalists in the Northern Region the inaugural Good Food Awards.

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Coffee Bean International Proud to Be a Finalist for Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award

Coffee Bean International is proud to be a finalist for the Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award for Growth Stage Companies. The awards recognize five leaders who "create jobs, grow our economy and spawn better ways of doing pretty much everything." Winners will be announced Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at the Hilton Portland. We'll be there with the baristas of Public Domain on the pour over bar, which is always a good thing, win or lose!

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Great coffee is Public Domain

Built on the belief that coffee should be an experience, not just a routine, we are proud to announce our flagship coffeehouse, Public Domain. Public Domain brings our new line of small batch roasted, seasonal coffees, world class baristas, a pour over brew bar and the innovative new espresso machine, the Slayer, to downtown Portland. Read more »

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