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The 5 employees every small business needs
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the past few years, many companies were affected by the less than ideal economic conditions, and many instances, small businesses were hit harder than most. For these companies, the ability to be nimble and quickly adapt to changing economic conditions can be the difference between failure and success. However, there's an equally important factor that affects the fate of a small business: its employees. More
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Small business takes on big data
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Large companies have crunched numbers for years, using consumer-spending habits and other insights to steer customers toward products and target users. But now a group of startups are helping smaller businesses find cost-effective ways to use their data to serve customers and improve their bottom line. More

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Authorities estimate Central America loses 184 million kilos of coffee
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Representatives of the Central American Organization of Coffee Exporters estimate that losses due to the fungal infection known as coffee rust would ruin 4 million quintals, or 184 million kilos, of coffee in Central America and called on governments to join forces. More

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Consumer Reports: K-cup coffee alternatives
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Single-serve coffee makers are quick, fast and convenient, but the cost of pods add up. Alternatives to the traditional K-cup or pod promise to reduce costs. Consumer Reports just checked out three that let you use your own coffee. More

Coffee as effective as other drugs
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Victoria University researchers Simon Outram and Bob Stewart examined existing research on the risks and benefits of stimulants being used by both sportsmen and people who wanted to boost their mental capabilities. They found caffeine appeared to be as effective if not more effective than other drugs such as Ritalin, which is increasingly associated with students who "pop pills" to aid study, the Herald Sun reported. More



Video offers a peek into specialty coffee culture
Phoenix New Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here's a video documenting the frankly insane level of dedication specialty coffee producers put into each cup of their brew. Think of it as "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" but with coffee beans instead of fish and about half as pretty because giant roasting machines aren't nearly as attractive as a wood bucket with an octopus in it. More

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2013 NAMA Industry Awards!

It’s time to nominate your colleagues for the 2013 NAMA Industry Awards! The NAMA Industry Awards are presented to individuals and their companies that best exemplify consistent support of the Vending and Coffee Service Industry. The awards will be presented at the OneShow in April. To learn more and to nominate a colleague, click here.


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Farmers earn big from certified coffee
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More than 30,000 coffee farmers are enjoying premium prices, thanks to implementation of best farming practices. These are being fronted by international accreditation organizations. Farmers have for the last three years been implementing good farming methods with the assistance of global institutions. These organizations later connect them to the buyers of coffee in specialty markets in the U.S. and Europe. More


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Keeping In Touch With NAMA
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