Features

 

ASEAN Coffee Consumption and Competitive Landscape

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.

The Value of Transparency

Parts one and two of this series (March and April 2017 issues, respectively) addressed how direct trade transactions, traceability, and transparency all add different values to the supply chain for different types of coffee buyers.

The Complexities of Climate Change

Many may feel that the topic of climate change has been discussed ad nauseam.
But the conversation needs to continue because the impact of climate change on both tea and coffee plantations is real. Both industries need to explore strategies to combat the effects of climate change. These strategies include product diversification, agroforestry and better farming practices.

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Scandinavia: A Growing Market for Tea

Although the Nordic people are the world’s most avid coffee drinkers, they have recently started to embrace quality teas, attracted not only by the novelty but also by the wellness and health benefits of this alternative hot cup.