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Archive for November 2015

November 20, 2015 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market As December’s First Notice Day arrived along with a lower Brazil crop estimate from the country’s largest exporter caused traders in an oversold market to embark on a short covering spree, sending the NY Arabica market to five-week highs. Nothing has changed fundamentally with the production outlook in Brazil, but Cooxupe’s 50-55mm bag […]

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November 13, 2015 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market New life of contract lows have the NY ICE market in a tail spin as both origin selling and new funds shorts have continued to erode prices. Growing weather in Brazil continues to be good to excellent as our Commodities team is present in the region commenting that if weather holds the 60MM+ […]

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Interview with Steven Lim, Latte Art Champion

Steven Lim is a process engineer at S&D Coffee & Tea, a self-taught barista and now, the Coffee Fest PDX Latte Art World Championship Open winner. Here he shares some insight into his experience in Portland and what is was like to be named the champion in his eighth latte art competition. Tell us a […]

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Three S&D Coffee & Tea Employees Certified as Arabica Q Graders

CONCORD, N.C. – Three team members at S&D Coffee & Tea are among the newest licensed Q Arabica graders, certified by the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI): Tonya Baptist, Quality Control Supervisor; Bonnie Hall, Sourcing & Quality Manager; and Tara Johnson, Inventory Control Specialist. Q Arabica graders must pass 22 rigorous tests to become a professionally […]

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S&D Coffee & Tea’s Lim Crowned Latte Art Champion

CONCORD, N.C. – S&D Coffee & Tea’s Steven Lim recently won the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open held in Portland, Oregon. A process engineer at S&D and self-taught barista who has learned the craft working nights and weekends, Lim bested 63 competitors from around the world in the bracket competition. The Portland Coffee […]

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