Coffee Report

Leaf Rust Hits Lempira Plant

Photo courtesy Salvador Urritea / World Coffee Research

Leaf Rust Hits Lempira Plant

Lempira, a dominant coffee variety in Honduras, is no longer resistant to coffee leaf rust, according to the non-profit World Coffee Research. The organization announced the finding May 12.


Short-term heat waves can stunt the flowering of arabica plants, a recent university study indicates. And, no flowering means no fruit is produced. more

Jun 15, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

La Marzocco, the Italian espresso machine manufacturer, expanded to China in March with the opening of an office and showroom in Shanghai’s Tong Ren Road district. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The Italian government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are working together to improve the quality and brand identity of Ethiopian coffee. If successful, the effort could increase Ethiopian exports and incomes. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The Philippine government intends to expand its nation’s coffee industry, reducing coffee bean imports and promoting exports. To reach that goal, officials are setting a new export target. more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The IMA Group has acquired interest in two companies in moves that enhance the company’s holdings in single-serve coffee and coffee processing. more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The import battle between India and Vietnam appears to have come to an end. Multiple sources report that both countries have canceled bans issued in early March. more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Puerto Rico may be getting warmer and drier and those changes in climate could threaten the country’s coffee group. A new study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that climate change may harm growing conditions. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

UK-based Raw Bean introduced its new fully biodegradable, single-serve Bean Bags for sale online and at Waitrose stores throughout the country. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

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Farmer Bros. Co. recently opened for business in Northlake, Texas, with a new 538,000-sq.-ft. facility that serves as company headquarters and roasting facility. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Starbucks unveiled its Unicorn Frappuccino drink earlier this year but The End Brooklyn and its owner, Montauk Juice Factory, didn’t like the move and filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit May 3 against the coffee giant. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association is partnering with the University of California, Davis, on a two-year initiative to re-evaluate the coffee industry’s basic understanding of coffee brewing. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

33 Books Co., creator of the 33 Cups of Coffee coffee-tasting journal, recently released its new log for home and small professional roasters, 33 Roasts. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

If the current labor contract is extended this summer by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, west coast cargo owners likely can expect five years of service without disruptions. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

A quarantine triggered by an infestation of the coffee berry borer has expanded to include the Hawaiian island of Maui, the Hawaii Board of Agriculture announced in March. The quarantine took effect May 1. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The global office and commercial coffee services market size is projected to grow to $32.71 billion by 2021. more

Apr 14, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

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