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Unraveling the Tea Genome

It took five years to unravel but the first high-quality map of the genome was published in May. Now it’s time to get to work coming up with practical applications of the tea genome for commercial tea production.

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Beverages That Do More

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Consumers seek flavors that enhance their well-being, more

Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Five years ago Kenya might have wilted under the intense scrutiny of the global specialty coffee community. But Kenya shined during this year’s trek to Seattle as the Global Specialty Coffee Expo’s 2017 portrait country. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Linking coffee cooperatives and smallholder farmers to other parts of the supply chain would be a lot easier with real-time analysis and verification of their coffee crop quality and payment on the spot reasoned the founders of Colorado-based bext360 more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Small-Scale Pack & Fill

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The coffee industry’s single-serve segment remains strong and fill-and-pack manufacturers look to new ways to supply single-serve filling equipment to meet smaller production demands. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Transparency is an issue for specialty coffee buyers ― less than 10% of the coffee produced in Ethiopia is certified, although much more could qualify if it was not commingled at washing stations and warehouses. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Demand for specialty loose leaf teas globally has led a few East Africa producers to add orthodox black, green, and white varieties to their range. Emrok Tea Factory, one of the most modern in Kenya, is attracting a good deal of attention. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

He's coffee’s best chance against climate change. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

There was much less tea sailing the high seas last year than could be found in local market stalls. more

Jun 1, 2017 3:00 AM Features

Women are perhaps the greatest untapped resource available to avert challenges to the global coffee industry. more

Jun 1, 2017 2:00 AM Features

The Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) maintains a sophisticated auction floor that dates to 1963. The auction has evolved since 1934 to become the most important coffee marketplace in the country. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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