Strategic Planning and the Walking Dead

Strategic Planning and the Walking Dead

Every once in a while you come across a business article that makes you pause and reflect on the author’s keen observation, as I did after reading Margaret Heffernan’s contribution to Inc.com this morning, Strategy & Planning Are Not Optional....
Toronto’s indie coffee shop scene grows

Toronto’s indie coffee shop scene grows

How many coffee shops are too many for one town to absorb? The question has come up time and time again over my years in the business and I always come to the same answer: there’s no such thing as too many good coffee shops. Arguably the term ‘good’...
The Ethiopian bulk coffee shipping directive

The Ethiopian bulk coffee shipping directive

Most of us who buy, roast or prepare specialty coffee recoiled in horror upon hearing the Ethiopian government’s plans earlier this month that would require all coffee leaving the country to be shipped in 40,000 lb bulk cargo containers rather than ordinary 60...
Korean coffee market continues boom

Korean coffee market continues boom

Coffee consumption in South Korea continues its rapid growth, according to the Korean International Trade Association, who today reported coffee imports totaling $508 million for the first 10 months of 2011. By comparison, the total for all of 2010 was $307 million. A...