Fermentation – the time that pulped coffee spends in a tank before it is dried – is also an opportunity to impact flavour. Microbiologist Lucia Solis, who specializes in microbial demucilagination, explains how this method offers a consistent and predictable coffee fermentation process, reducing the risk of spoilage or defects in the cup.
Counter Culture has invested in pioneering technology that removes even minor inconsistencies from roasted coffees.
Teatulia announced that its teas can now be found on the shelves of Stop & Shop, Cash Wise and Coborn’s.
Nestlé AG has acquired a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee.
With an ideal geographic allocation close to the equator, high peaks and volcanic soils, the tea plant is thriving in Indonesia, but is not profitable enough compared to other cash crops.
The Asia Pacific market is expected to continue to experience dramatic coffee growth in the coming years. However, local brands–and mixes–dominate, so international players looking to enter the ASEAN market must ensure their brands “feel local” and cater to local tastes.
Melitta North America has expanded its commitment to sustainability with the installation of solar panels at the brand’s state of the art coffee roasting facility in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Growing over half of the global tea output on around 70 percent of the world’s tea acreage, more than 15 million small farmers are major stakeholders, but they are also the most fragile link of the supply chain.
Boncafé International and Java Mountain Coffee are forming an “Asian Sustainable Coffee Distribution” partnership to support women working in the coffee supply chain throughout Asia.
Starbucks Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 50% share of its East China (“East China JV”) business from Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (“UPEC”) and President Chain Store Corporation (“PCSC”).
The 120th Session of the International Coffee Council has been moved from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, from 25 to 29 September 2017.