Tea remains the preferred cup in the United Kingdom – at least that was evident at this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup, which was held in Birmingham, England, 3-5 September – but the interest in and growth of specialty coffee is strong.
Tea & Coffee World Cup’s first day in Birmingham was punctuated by a busy World Conference lecture series and some very popular tea and coffee workshops. As well as meeting an array of international tea and coffee professionals, I attended a fascinating Tea Workshop, hosted by sinas GmbH, entitled Flavour, Fruit and Herbal Creations. The […]
The Coca-Cola Company has agreed to buy Costa Coffee chain for $5.1 billion (approximately £3.9 billion) including debt to extend its push into healthier drinks and take on Starbucks Coffee and Nestlé in the global coffee market.
After a slight rise in May, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) reports that prices for all group indicators fell for the second consecutive month in July 2018.
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is launching a new coffee sustainability project to benefit 3,000 farmers in Vietnam’s Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Gia Lai provinces, in the country’s coffee-producing Central Highlands region.
The International Coffee Organization announced that prices for all coffee groups fell in June 2018, though the largest month-on-month decrease occurred for Brazilian Naturals, which declined by 3.7% to 115.10 US cents/lb.
Starbucks has a new strategic licensing agreement with the farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods.
In May 2018, the ICO composite indicator increased by 0.7% to an average of 113.34 US cents/lb, following three months of declines.
Firepot Nomadic Teas opened its first brick-and-mortar concept on 27 April.
Synergy Flavours Inc, a leading supplier of flavours, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, recently announced its acquisition of Janoušek, one of the world’s first suppliers of herbal extracts and natural flavouring and an expert in Italian flavour profiles.
In its April Coffee Market Report, the London-based International Coffee Organization (ICO) announced that global coffee exports amounted to 10.81 million bags in March 2018, compared to 10.91 million in March 2017, driven by decreased shipments of Arabica, particularly Colombian Milds.
While not an avid tea drinker, I am a purist – I do not add any milk or sugar to my tea – nor do I like boba (bubble) teas so learning about the latest tea trend – cheese teas – caused me to cringe.