2000. Online cupping form. Useful
for first time cupping and for a clean printout of cupping
section including new pictures of tamping, extracting,
and milk texturing. Short training videos are available
for download covering the topics of tamping, extracting,
and milk texturing.
April, 2000. Over
the next year this web site will expand dramatically.
With funding provided by the Watson
Foundation, I will travel to Brazil, Guatemala, Costa
Rica, Italy, and Vienna to study the art and chemistry of
espresso. Please check back weekly, as I will be continuously
adding information and videos as I travel. For details
on my travel you can read my Watson Proposal here.
June, 2000. I
has switched Internet hosts so that I now have 500 Mb of
space available for coffeeresearch.org. With this
space you should see the addition of more and higher quality
videos, better pictures, and more content. I have
updated the tamping page and plan to update every section
in the espresso portion of the site by the end of July.
I have also been adding text to the Agriculture section
of the site. At the same time I have also been learning
Flash. Expect to see enhanced interactivity in the
following months. Coffeeresearch.com has now been
purchased. Check back for updates on my plans for
Nearly every page in Coffeeresearch.org has been updated
since the summer. New subsections have been added
to the main coffee, espresso, and agriculture sections.
A new main section entitled "Politics" has been
added to discuss some of the political issues involved with
coffee. In fact nearly 300 Mb of new information,
videos, and pictures have been uploaded. The first
issue of the Coffeeresearch newsletter was also issued and
distributed to those signed up on e-mail four weeks before
appearing on the site. I have also bought a new digital
camera (Nikon 990), which will be used to create a library
of thousands of high quality digital pictures related to
coffee. Look for these features in the coming months
as well as new content as I continue traveling to coffee
Another group of files have been uploaded and many have
been altered. A coffee
tour has been added for a brief tour of coffee and this
web site A new subsection on coffee markets under
has been added. Many sections in Agriculture have
been updated including "processing" with new videos
and a new Flash movie of bean
development. A new section describing how to grow
coffee at home has also been added.
Since my travels around the coffee producing world, this
web site has been receiving up to 4,000 hits per day.
The welcome page has been redesigned using flash and slowly
flash changes will be implemented throughout the site.
If you do not have flash you will be automatically redirected
to the old site. However, I will not continue to update
the html only version of the site since my Flash documents
are smaller, faster, and more interactive. I have
made available over 200 pictures in the picture
gallery for free usage.
February, 2001. My travels
to coffee producing countries has reached an end and I am
now wandering through Italy in the search for espresso perfection.
To mark the transition I have launched Coffeereseach.org
II. The entire site has been redesigned using the latest
technology to be easier to browse and better organized.
and have the Flash 4 player installed. If you do not have
these you will automatically be taken to the old site, but
these sections will no longer be updated. A more
extensive look at the New York "C" is on the way
as is more detailed information aimed at coffee buyers and
coffee producers. Coffeeresearch.com has also been launched
and the same content can be accessed from either site.
April, 2001. Coffeeresearch.org II
has been a huge success reaching up to 10,000 hits per day.
The content has not changed since February so for this update
we have revamped the entire site and added a more in-depth
look at the New York Coffee Exchange. Our goal over the
next several months is to go back to the pages that have
already been created and make them more detailed and more
useful. Thank you for your continued support.
September, 2001. Coffeeresearch.org
has been entirely revamped to allow Netscape and I.E. users
to view the same content. The menu system has been redone
to allow more information to be viewed at 800x600 resolution.
Additionally, several new coffee science sections have been
added. Nearly every page in the site has been updated with
recommended links to other files within the site. This improvement
has led to record hits numbering over 100,000 per week from
nearly 1,500 unique users.
December, 2001. New content is
again being added to coffeeresearch.org. Additionally
we are preparing to offer advertising
options and sell some hard to find equipment and books.
For a brief time we had over 25,000 hits per day.
As the search engines change their placement algorithms
we continue to fluctuate between 10,000-20,000 hits per
day. With the profits from advertising we will reinvest
in advertising for this site. We have also recently
acquired other domain names to increase our presence on
the Internet and to target various consumer groups.
Please check back soon as we continue to make these improvements
or signup for our newsletter
and be the first to know about any new content that is added.
July, 2003. It has been two years since
the coffeeresearch.org has been revamped. We have updated
the basic content, initiated an advertising campaign, and
plan on expanding several sections in the coming months.
Hits now exceed 30,000 per day and we plan to increase this
even further. The most significant changes in the short
term will be a more accessible home page and expanded photo