ACE, in partnership with Asociación de Cafés Especiales del Ecuador (ACEDE), has launched a pilot Cup of Excellence programme in 2020 with Ecuador.
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG), a green coffee service and trading group, has introduced NKG Bloom – a long-term sustainable-sourcing initiative.
Walmart announced that all coffee sourced for Walmart US private brands is certified sustainable through third-party groups Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified or UTZ.
Starbucks has added Bar Mixato to its Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, further elevating the multi-sensory experience of its offering in China.
At the fourth annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards, illycaffè, named Colombia’s ‘Spirit of Peace Ex-Combatants’ – Asacafè as the “Best of the Best”.
Capsulier has created a way for consumers to create reusable capsules for use with Nespresso coffee machines using their own choice of coffee.
Community Coffee Company has expanded into to 930 Bed Bath & Beyond stores across the US.
Brambati S.p.A., a manufacturer of coffee processing equipment, will be showcasing its latest generation BR 6000 – 600 kg/batch coffee roaster at the upcoming Host in Fiera Milano Rho taking place 18-22 October 2019.
With more and more functional coffees hitting the market, consumers have a bevy of choices from ultra-caffeinated to “biohacks” to nootropics. However, coffee brands must decide which functionalities make the most sense to target. By Matthew Barry