Articles by Olam Specialty Coffee

Articles by Olam Specialty Coffee

#30 The Exchange: Talking Blends with Patrick Barter of Gracenote Coffee

Why have a coffee blend? Why not? We dive deep into some of the big picture considerations behind blending as Patrick Barter of Gracenote Coffee and coffee trader / guest co-host Todd Mackey step back to consider some of the more  philosophical questions around coffee blends.

5 months ago

#29 The Exchange: Speaking of Origin with Byron Holcomb in Guatemala

Byron Holcomb, specialty coffee manager in Guatemala joins us to talk about coffee origin issues and what makes a good green coffee buyer

5 months ago

#27 The Exchange: Connie Blumhardt Publisher of Roast Magazine

Connie Blumhardt joins Mike Ferguson to talk about their 24 years as friends in coffee, starting Roast Magazine in 2003 (or was it 2004), and her observations of the coffee roasting sector.

5 months ago

#28 The Exchange: So You Want to be a Coffee Roaster

Mike Ferguson chats with green coffee professionals Charley Requadt and Ethan White about advice they offer new coffee roaster or those who are looking foreword to being coffee roasters one day.

5 months ago

#26 The Exchange: Mike Ferguson Interviews Coffee Trader Todd Mackey

Welcome Back! In the two years between seasons 2 and 3 much has happened but we're back, rebooting The Exchange with a few changes. In this episode Mike Ferguson interviews Todd Mackey. Todd talks about his career in coffee, his job as a coffee trader, and the challenges of the last two years.

5 months ago

Millennials and Coffee: The Power of Visual & Viral Marketing

During a trip to London many years ago, not long after finally trading in my Blackberry for an early model …

2 years ago

Olam’s Own Byron Holcomb Awarded Rare “Expert” Certification

What does one do with a degree in biology? Well, if you’re Byron Holcomb, you take a job as a barista, then you work in production for a coffee roaster, then you become a green buyer for a large coffee roaster, and then you move to Brazil to work with coffee farmers on improving quality. 

 

2 years ago

All About Brazilian Coffee: Its History, Evolution, and Importance at Olam

Latin America is certainly known for its wide variety of coffee-producing countries, and Brazil is no exception. Coveted for its often nutty and savory profile, Brazilian coffee is unique in many ways...

 

2 years ago

Through a Coffee Colored LENS: Olam Doubles Down on its Commitment to Sustainable Coffee

‘Coffee LENS’ - standing for ‘Livelihoods, Education and Nature at Scale’- sets Olam Coffee’s first formal sustainability targets for 2025 across its global, direct coffee supply chain, covering 18 origins.

2 years ago