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Coffee Year 2017-18 Ends in Surplus

World coffee production in coffee year 2017-18 is estimated 5.7% higher at 164.81 million bags as output of Arabica increased by 2.2%, to 101.82, and Robusta grew 11.7%, to 62.99 million bags.

Posted 10 October 2018

Farmer Brothers Expands Premium Hot Tea Line

Farmer Bros Co, a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, has released three new Artisan Collection Specialty Hot Teas.

Posted 9 October 2018

Lavazza to Acquire Mars Drinks Business

Consolidation in the coffee industry continues as the Lavazza Group is acquiring Mars’ Drinks business, including the Flavia and Klix systems, leading brands in the office coffee service (OCS) and vending segments.

Posted 2 October 2018

International Coffee Day 2018: Celebrating & Empowering Women in Coffee

To mark International Coffee Day this year, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) is celebrating the role of women across the value chain and calling on both public and private sectors to empower women to achieve gender equality and increase productivity, supply and sustainable consumption.

Posted 1 October 2018

Starbucks Commits $20M for Emergency Relief to Central American Farmers

In response to critically low coffee prices in Central America, Starbucks announced a commitment of up to USD $20 million to temporarily relieve impacted smallholder farmers with whom Starbucks does business, until the coffee market self-corrects and rises above the cost of production. These funds will go directly to smallholder farmers in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico […]

Posted 27 September 2018