Resources and writings for you, from the Bellwether Team.

Episode 5: The Future Price of Coffee

Pricing is a major issue across the specialty coffee industry. As retail prices for roasted coffee and coffee beverages continue to climb, the price we pay for green coffee produced at origin has remained stagnant—creating a huge discrepancy and unsustainable livelihood for farmers. In this episode, we discover why commodity pricing is a terrible way […]

Episode 4: The Future of Independent Cafes

It’s no secret that the traditional cafe model operates on razor-thin margins. This limiting scope is no longer an option for coffee shop owners in today’s competitive market. In this episode, we speak to three coffee entrepreneurs about their innovative models, approach to cafe profitability, and the decisions they’ve made to grow their respective businesses. […]

Episode 3: The Future of Coffee Farms and Climate Change

The specialty coffee industry’s top threat isn’t supply chain shortages or increased competition. It’s climate change. In this episode, we discuss why climate change is forcing coffee producers to rethink their livelihoods, how coffee shop owners can reduce their carbon footprint, and what consumers can do to ensure coffee has a fruitful and sustained future […]

Episode 2: The Future of Coffee Technology

At its core, innovation provides benefits for all. Yet, the specialty coffee community has been hesitant to adopt new technology. In this podcast episode, we explore the role of technology in coffee, why coffee professionals tend to be fearful about change, and what possibilities lie ahead if we have the courage to take the leap. […]

Bellwether Podcast Episode 1: The Future of Flavor

One of the most frustrating experiences a customer can have is being recommended a coffee or drink by a barista that doesn’t match their taste preferences. In this podcast episode, we explore why the specialty coffee community’s ideal flavor profiles do not match with those of our customers—and what we can do about it. Meet […]