Starbucks Opens Farmer Support Center in Minas Gerais, BrazilDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine


Starbucks press photo.

Starbucks has opened its first farmer support center in Brazil, in Varginha, Minas Gerais state.

The farmer support center is Starbucks’ 10th overall, extending the company’s vertical supply reach while offering technical services and support for coffee farmers. The centers also serve to promote Starbucks’ in-house sustainability scheme called C.A.F.E. Practices.

While Starbucks already maintains five farmer support centers in Latin America — including an experimental farm and tourist destination in Costa Rica called Hacienda  Alsacia — Brazil offers unique agricultural, social and market landscapes.

By far the world’s largest coffee producer, Brazil’s coffee sector has historically

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‘A leap of faith:’ Apopka coffee shop opens during pandemic serving up family recipes


APOPKA, Fla. – Danielle Bjork is pouring love and family history into her Apopka coffee shop.

She said she took a leap of faith after opening her business during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brewing a dream

Bjork said she has always had a strong connection to coffee after her grandmother introduced her to the caffeinated beverage when she was six years old.

“She’s drank coffee my whole life. I’ve never not seen her with a cup of coffee,” Bjork said.

Bjork said coffee and desserts were two staples at any family event. She recalls everyone racing to get

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Syrian woman opens 1st vegetarian restaurant in hometown


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A Syrian woman opens her hometown’s first vegetarian restaurant, which is welcomed by vegetarians as well as non-vegetarian eaters who are attracted partly by its cheaper prices, since many are struggling with their livelihoods amid the tough economic situation resulting from the U.S. sanctions on Syria.

SWEIDA, Syria, July 20 (Xinhua) — Ahlam Sarai, a 54-year-old Syrian woman, finally realized her dream of opening the first vegetarian restaurant in her hometown Sweida.

Sarai’s dream began more than 11 years ago, when she was inspired by her two children to become a vegetarian and tried to cook

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Galena Roasters Opens Shop in its Historic Illinois Home TownDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Galena Roasters cafe

The new Galena Roasters coffee shop in central Galena, Illinois. All images courtesy of Galena Roasters.

Something’s been cooking upstairs from The Grateful Gourmet kitchen supply store among the quaint rows of historic buildings in the center of Galena, Illinois.

Under the name Galena Roasters, Earl Thompson has been overseeing a pair of Mill City Roasters on the third floor above his wife’s kitchen store since 2018. Last month, the roasting company opened its first retail cafe, joining the streetscape just down the block.

Galena Roasters Coffee Shop Owners Paul AuWerter (left) and Earl Thompson.

Thompson and business partner

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Coffee Apothecary Opens Its Doors In Bettendorf


Crust Stone Oven Pizza in Bettendorf closed its doors in December of last year due to the negative effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on businesses. 6 months later, a new local coffee shop has opened its doors in a part of the old Crust building. The new name of the coffee shop is Coffee Apothecary. The new pizza place opening next to it so far is unknown.

I had the chance to go and visit Coffee Apothecary the day after it opened. I spoke with owner Lindsey Schmidt about her new venture. She’s a first-time business owner who absolutely

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Vietnam’s TNI King Coffee Opens Its First Coffee-chain Store in the United States


The coffee shop layout is designed to combine East-meet-West culture, reminiscent of the country and people of Vietnam. Grab & Go area provides a feeling of convenience and comfort to visitors. The coffee shop’s arrangement ensures to comply with current Covid-19 regulatory from States like mask mandate, social distancing and disinfect through the store frequently. 

At King Coffee – Anaheim offers visitors an extensive range of traditional Vietnamese coffee: Vietnamese Iced Coffee aka Café Sua Da, Vietnamese Black Iced Coffee, Egg Coffee along with other popular option like Caramel Macchiato, Café Latte, Americano, etc. Their hand-crafted drink is made entirely

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