The International Coffee Organization (ICO), in its latest report, announced that while coffee year 2016-17 registered a decrease in its final month, total exports reached a record 122.45 million bags, 4.8% greater than the 116.89 million bags shipped in coffee year 2015-16.
Starbucks has introduced Teavana Frozen Teas, handcrafted beverages that combine Teavana teas and botanical blends with premium ingredients.
With the official arrival of fall this Friday (22 Sept), Starbucks is celebrating the flavours and colours of the season with the debut of new beverages and seasonally-designed cups.
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 rise of emerging markets across Southeast Asia for more than two decades has brought about a stunning rise in coffee consumption to the region’s already fast-expanding economies. From the biggest players in the traditional markets like the Philippines and Japan, to new giants such as China, South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam, this is a welcome development for the coffee market and analysts expect the Asia coffee boom to set new records for world growth in coming years.
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.
Spotlight: Southeast Asia (Coffee and Tea) Equipment and Packaging Round Up Logistics & Warehousing; Equipment & Packaging Round Up Profile: Argo Tea Bonus Show Distribution: Tea & Coffee World Cup; PCCA Convention; North American Tea Conference; ICO Council Meeting; Pack Expo.
The coffee-growing landscape across South America, the world’s biggest coffee-producing region, is changing.
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 First World Coffee Producers Forum was held in the city of Medellín, Colombia, 10-12 July.
Prompted by growth and consumer demand, Starbucks announced a USD $120 million expansion of its Augusta Soluble Plant that will nearly double the size of the operation and create up to 100 new jobs at the Georgia facility in the year after construction is completed.