The Barista Guild of America (BGA) and the Barista Guild of Europe (BGE) have come together to form a unified, global Barista Guild (BG).
The holidays have arrived at Starbucks around the world, with flavours that are symbolic of the season – along with a few surprises.
The International Coffee Organization announced that total coffee exports increased each year since 2010-11 with a new record reached in 2017-18 at 121.86 million bags, 2% higher than 2016-17.
With the goal of driving sustained, long-term and profitable growth in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) through strategic licensed partnerships, Starbucks intends to restructure its back-office support functions.
A fire broke out at one of Europe’s largest coffee roasteries.
Multinational coffeehouse chain, Caffè Nero, is giving away 10,000 complimentary coffees this October to celebrate 10 million stamps being awarded to customers through its year-old loyalty payment app.
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.