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2021 cannot come soon enough!

This is it – the last day of 2020 – and good riddance, most would agree. Although, at least as the year was winding down the Covid-19 vaccine was approved and vaccinations began. Hopefully, by mid-2021 the vaccine will be available to “the masses” and life can return to normal (or at least somewhat normal) …

Sintercafe revealed that we are all in this together

This past November, the global coffee community virtually gathered at Sintercafe to share insights, challenges and opportunities in this evolving world. In this guest blog, Anne-Marie Hardie discusses the talks at Sintercafe that shared positive attributes the pandemic has revealed about the coffee industry.

Fostering connections in a virtual world

The virtual world has never been more important. But with the upswing of online commerce and conversation, how does a business stand out from others in this space?

Can coffee cure OCD?

Can coffee cure OCD? That was the sound byte on the news program before quickly heading to a commercial. Of course, my interest, was piqued.

The coffee shop consolidation continues

The coffee shop consolidation game continues following the 30 October news that Inspire Brands is acquiring Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins. While it may be the last coffee brand acquisition we see this year, it certainly won’t be “the last” — given the current global environment, I am sure we will see more M&As in the not-so-distant future.

Covid is changing coffee consumption habits

A new survey from Melitta North America explores how coffee consumption habits in the United States are changing at home, in the office and while travelling because of the coronavirus.

The best neighborhoods in America for coffee

“Location, location, location” has always been a classic real estate term, I just never realised that it also applied to the proximity of coffeehouses to one’s home! Apparently, when looking for a new apartment, one can now factor in the best neighborhoods to find that ideal cuppa Joe — and some are definitely better than others.

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