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Coffee Prices in August Fall to 57-Month Low

The International Coffee Organisation reports that international coffee prices continued their two-year downward trend as prices dropped 20.1% in August 2018 compared with August 2017.

Blending tea at Tea & Coffee World Cup

Tea & Coffee World Cup’s first day in Birmingham was punctuated by a busy World Conference lecture series and some very popular tea and coffee workshops. As well as meeting an array of international tea and coffee professionals, I attended a fascinating Tea Workshop, hosted by sinas GmbH, entitled Flavour, Fruit and Herbal Creations. The […]

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.

Coffee Prices Remain Low in July

After a slight rise in May, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) reports that prices for all group indicators fell for the second consecutive month in July 2018.

Prices for All Coffee Groups Decreased in June

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.

Synergy Flavours Acquires Italian Flavours Supplier, Janoušek

Synergy Flavours Inc, a leading supplier of flavours, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, recently announced its acquisition of Janoušek, one of the world’s first suppliers of herbal extracts and natural flavouring and an expert in Italian flavour profiles.

ICO Reports Growing Divergence Between Arabica and Robusta Exports

In its April Coffee Market Report, the London-based International Coffee Organization (ICO) announced that global coffee exports amounted to 10.81 million bags in March 2018, compared to 10.91 million in March 2017, driven by decreased shipments of Arabica, particularly Colombian Milds.

Tea’s “Cheesy” New Topping

While not an avid tea drinker, I am a purist – I do not add any milk or sugar to my tea – nor do I like boba (bubble) teas so learning about the latest tea trend – cheese teas – caused me to cringe.