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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

Leaf Rust Hits Lempira Plant

Photo courtesy Salvador Urritea / World Coffee Research

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. more

Jun 12, 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

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 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

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

Starmaya Coffee Hybrid Could ‘Reshape Coffee’

Photo courtesy World Coffee Research

Starmaya is a new coffee hybrid developed by French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development that will soon begin field tests under the direction of ECOM Agroindustrial Corp. and World Coffee Research. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM News

The International Coffee Organization noted a sharp drop in green coffee prices in April, due in large part to investors selling long positions acquired months ago during a period of unusually high volatility. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM News

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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Clark Cabus

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

Pouch machines have either been capable of producing a variety of pouch formats at speeds limited to 50-100 pouches per minute, or if the requirement calls for faster speeds the machines are limited to a fixed format. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM Equipment

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

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

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

Small-Scale Pack & Fill

Photo by Dan Shryock

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

Umami Area is a cultural organization of food and beverage experts who share tasting experiences. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Behmor connected brewer, the first smart brewer to be certified by the Specialty Coffee Association, now adds voice control via Amazon Alexa. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Equipment

The National Coffee Association mobilized its ranks in May to combat a border adjustment tax under discussion but not formally detailed in Congressional legislation. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM News

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