South Korea’s artisan tea makers are losing their youth to big city dreams – but with a global rise in organic tea sales, Jiri Mountain’s organic tea could become more sought-after than ever. more

Features 1 Comments

Daniele Giovannucci and Luis F. Samper team with Brazilian researcher Luciana Marques Vieira to publish a United Nations financed report on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain. more

Features

dry coffee beans in farmer hand at plantation

khlongwangchao - stock.adobe.com

Logistics are critical but not a core element that interferes with direct trade agreements, so long as transactions are transparent. more

Features

Sustainability is a goal that many industries, countries, institutions, and governments have been working toward with increasing intensity for the past two decades. But what does it really mean? more

Features

woman choosing cold bottle of water or beverage on shelves in su

Ekkamol Eksarunchai No-Te - stock.adobe.com

Bottled drinks are the fastest-growing beverage segment worldwide. Driven by nutritional health concerns globally and convenience, consumers have elevated flat and sparkling ready-to-drink tea to become the no-mess alternative to sugary sodas. more

Features

Artisan factories profit using semi-automatic processing machines that create teas that closely resemble handmade. more

Features

Ipanema Coffees invested $10 million in technology at its new coffee processing mill on the Rio Verde Farm, Brazil more

Features

Propisition 65

Photo by Larry Kozimor

California has repealed Proposition 65 warnings. But, squelch the impulse to cheer. It’s a repeal with a monstrous replacement. more

Features

Why, given the hundreds of studies that show coffee is good for health, did a California judge rule that coffee must be labeled a carcinogen in that state? more

Features

South Korea’s artisan tea makers are losing their youth to big city dreams – but with a global rise in organic tea sales, Jiri Mountain’s organic tea could become more sought-after than ever. more

Features 1 Comments

Dan Bolton,STiR managing editorFrom the Managing Editor:

Regenerative Plastic

The serendipitous discovery of plastic-eating bacteria could bring about a “regenerative” cycle more efficient than recycling. Researchers recently demonstrated that polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a strong polymer commonly used in bottles, can be reduced by bacteria to the chemical monomers from which it was made. These chemicals can then be used to make new plastic.


Read Dan Bolton's commentary

18i4_Cover

Read STiR Online

 

Read The Current Issue

 

See Past Issues

 

Read our online edition (it’s free) in magazine format.

 

为了阅读我们的在线杂志,您需要注册,您需要在本网站注册和登陆,请登录或者创建新帐户

18i4_teaser_1

18i4_teaser_2

The free STiR newsletter is sent once each month with news updates, important information and upcoming events.

Subscribe ad