The digital Tea & Coffee World Cup is fast approaching

I cannot believe that it is already August, but it is, which means that Tea & Coffee World Cup is only weeks away! Our first virtual conference debuts 8 September but registrants will have one month following the launch to view all the presentations. The digital Tea & Coffee World Cup (TCWC) will be a combination of lectures and skill-building classes, as well as a virtual exhibition hall.

Coffee vs tea vs soft drinks: what “CCB” do countries prefer?

I recently came across a study into caffeine consumption of 57 countries that examined the role caffeine plays in our diets and revealed what caffeine source each country prefers. The study, conducted by researchers in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, Illinois), used 2017 volume sales of caffeine-containing beverages (CCB) from London-based global market intelligence firm, Euromonitor International.

Disney is ‘mad about tea’

I devote a substantial number of blogs to new research and studies – more than I can count – and often feel the need to highlight that many of these studies are ‘observational’ rather than ‘clinical,’ which can often be a significant factor in the results and recommendations. The latest study that I’ve come across is also observational and one in which I would have happily participated! The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company has analysed Disney’s classic animated films frame by frame to assess its “tea obsession.”

Drinking coffee reduces the risk of liver disease

Go ahead and have that second, third – or even fourth – cup of coffee, it really is good for you! A new large-scale study – consisting of nearly a half million people – has found that coffee lowers the risk of developing chronic liver disease, fatty liver disease, liver cancer, and death from chronic liver disease.

Leading post-pandemic specialty tea industry trends in 2021 — and beyond

This year, 2021, is without question the most complex time to make forecasts and predictions since the specialty tea category emerged in North America. An analysis of the groundbreaking shifts of 2020 can, however, provide some insight into what to expect regarding trends in tea in the coming years, in a post-pandemic world.

Does caffeine really cause poor sleep?

We’ve all heard the infamous warning (especially as children), “Don’t drink any coffee, tea or soda before you go to bed — you won’t be able to sleep.” Of course, this was typically followed by the requisite “if you have a poor night’s sleep you won’t be able to function properly the next day…” But can regular caffeine consumption affect brain structure due to poor sleep?

Exploring sustainability in a pandemic

A new research report has examined aspects of sustainability related to food and assessed how these issues affect consumer purchase behaviour. One of the findings is that consumers across all demographics are more concerned now about a farmer’s ability to make a living and support their family.

Celebrating the 2nd International Tea Day

It is hard to believe that a year has passed and tomorrow, we will be celebrating our second International Tea Day. The day itself is to “…promote and foster collective actions to implement activities in favour of the sustainable production and consumption of tea and raise awareness of its importance in fighting hunger and poverty.” (United Nations)

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