As specialty coffee production and processing continues, Central America’s origin countries are developing their own iterations of specialty coffee to meet rising local demand.
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.
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has partnered with the Association for Science and Information on Coffee (ASIC) to host the 27th biennial ASIC conference in Portland, Oregon.
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.
Nestlé and Starbucks Corporation today (28 August) announced the closing of the deal granting Nestlé the perpetual rights to market Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Foodservice products globally, outside of the company’s coffee shops.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö reinforces its market position in the tea and coffee industry and modernizes its production platform in its Beverage & Casing business by purchasing a second-hand Voith paper-making line.
In many parts of the world, it’s summer, and for a lot of us, it’s been a particularly hot and humid one, which has been quite beneficial for ready-to-drink coffee (RTD) — be it cold brew or iced coffee (including iced cappuccinos and espressos).
Today, Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company-operated and licensed stores by making a straw-less lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world by 2020.
June was my busiest “trade show month” of the year. I began in Las Vegas, Nevada for World Tea Expo, then headed to Amsterdam, Netherlands for World of Coffee and ended the month in New York, New York (my hometown) for the Fancy Food Show.
Tea & Coffee World Cup heads to Birmingham, England for our 2018 exhibition and symposium — the first Tea & Coffee World Cup to be held in the United Kingdom.
Bristol, England-based Extract Coffee Roasters has opened a new barista training facility in London made from recycled materials destined for landfill.