Blogs

 

Fighting a tax on tea, again

Tea and instant/extracts of tea have become the latest product victims in the United States’ tariff war with China.

CBD-infused beverage market: seller beware

In one of my first blogs of 2019, I discussed the top five non-alcoholic beverage trends in the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 2019 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast. The top trend was cannabis/CBD-infused drinks.

A Boston Coffee Party

Thousands of people are converging in Boston, Massachusetts, this week, not for a tea party, but for the annual Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Expo, and a 26.2 mile run – the Boston Marathon.

Lack of available labour fuels robotics

The world market for food and beverage processing machinery is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from USD $47.4 billion in 2017 and is forecast to reach $58.1 billion by 2020.

Turning a great idea into a successful brand

At the recent NCA Convention (7-10 March, Atlanta, Georgia), one of the keynote speakers was Steve Battista, the former senior vice president of brand and creative at Under Armour, Inc.

Coffee-producing countries collaborate to find a pricing solution

The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC) held its annual media briefing during last week’s National Coffee Association (NCA) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (7-9 March). The meeting typically provides an outlook on Colombia’s coffee production for the current coffee year and prospects for future production. However, this year’s meeting was quite different and […]

Assessing “premium” coffee

The United States is the world’s largest coffee market generating more than USD $14 billion in sales in 2018 per Euromonitor International, but it has its challenges.