With more and more tea gardens in Darjeeling and Assam becoming sick and unprofitable, Sanjay Bansal’s organic and biodynamic Ambootia Group is working to revive and regenerate these valued Indian regions. more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Ukraine’s coffee houses are struggling for survival due to an economic crisis, armed conflict that embroils the eastern portion of the country, and a sharp decrease in the purchasing power of virtually everyone. more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features


Mark Lord

When coffee sensory staffs are trained around the world, there is a huge variation across the industry. In June coffee professionals globally will begin online validation as part of a global coffee sensory plan. more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features



Flavored teas and coffees retain their appeal for a variety of consumers from millennials to seniors. Flavors enhance the sensory experience by evoking familiar emotions triggered by aroma and taste. more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Dubai has become the largest tea re-exporter in the world. Now officials there look to do the same with coffee. Read more from STiR editor Dan Bolton about how the United Arab Emirates is well positioned to make it happen.

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