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Lavazza to Acquire Mars Drinks Business

Consolidation in the coffee industry continues as the Lavazza Group is acquiring Mars’ Drinks business, including the Flavia and Klix systems, leading brands in the office coffee service (OCS) and vending segments.

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.

Cup of Excellence Returns to Rwanda

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.

ITO EN Expands New Matcha LOVE Tea Bag Flavours

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.

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