The holidays have arrived at Starbucks around the world, with flavours that are symbolic of the season – along with a few surprises.
A fire broke out at one of Europe’s largest coffee roasteries.
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 two-year break, the 2018 Cup of Excellence was held in Kigali, 7-10 August, marking the 10th Anniversary of the first Cup of Excellence. Rwanda was the first African country to conduct the programme administered by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence.
As consumers in the United States seek new experiences and discoveries, including finding new and differentiated flavours, formats and occasions, growing numbers are willing to try beverages from around the world.
Tea is the leading beverage consumed worldwide – after water – but the tea bag format has historically not been environmentally friendly.
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).
ITO EN North America Inc, the Brooklyn, New York-based green tea company introduced three new flavours to their premium matcha LOVE tea bag line during the Fancy Food Show in New York earlier this month.
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.
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.