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Specialty Tea & Coffee Reign at Tea & Coffee World Cup 2018

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.

Coca Cola to Buy UK’s Costa Coffee for $5.1 Billion

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.

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020

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.