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Coffee Business Consulting by CafeMakers
We help coffee roasting businesses and green coffee producers to reach new consumer markets. For institutional investors, we research and provide guidance on market opportunities or industry trends.
Are you starting a new coffee roasting business? We offer practical advice and industry resources to design it better and save you money. For established roasting companies, we streamline operating procedures or build new facilities like laboratories.
Improve the value of coffee trade with our quality assurance and marketing services. Increase productivity, differentiate quality and reach new markets for high value cash crop exports.
Increase price premiums with our origin brand development and trade marketing services. We help you to create strong brand and promote your message to coffee industry buyers.
Better understand the quality and sensory characteristics of your coffee. We grade and cup coffee so that you can identify quality issues or describe your coffees to customers.
Coffee Supply Chain
Lower operating costs and reduce waste by aligning interests throughout the coffee supply chain. We help you to improve communication and processes from the coffee farm to consumer.
Coffee Business Consulting for Green Coffee and Coffee Roasting
Recognized Subject Matter Experts
Mr. Hetzel said the New York specialty coffee scene was in its infancy just five years ago, far behind cities like Portland and San Francisco, but has recently blossomed into one of the most vibrant in the world.April 10, 2014
Says Hetzel: “Single-serve is clearly the future of the coffee business.”March 2, 2011
“Coffee is something that has been with humanity for 1,500 years,” Hetzel said. “It’s not going anywhere any time soon.”April 20, 2009
“You don’t see an Apple campaign for how well they treat workers in factories,” Mr. Hetzel said, referring to reports of poor working conditions at factories owned by some of the technology giant’s subcontractors. “But the coffee industry in particular seems to be especially sensitive to the environment and to workers.”September 27, 2012
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It’s important to remember that coffee is a food product and as with most things, you get what you pay for. As with all other foods, there is a sliding scale of cost, quality and convenience when considering dining out versus eating at home.read more
Popular YouTube medical investigation series Healthcare Triage recently featured coffee and its impact on health. The results are not surprising to those of us working in the coffee or medical industries but still, the image of coffee as a vice persists despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.read more
Last week’s interview with the New York Post was a quick one: J.M. Smucker, major producer of American grocery store retail coffee brands Millstone, Dunkin’ Donuts, Folgers and others announced a 6% price cut and smaller package sizes in order to attract customers lost in recent years’ price hikes. It’s a straightforward story of a major consumer packaged goods seller reducing retail costs for the purpose of wooing back customers lost to competition… or is it?read more