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Dan Bolton

China is now one of the world’s top arabica producing nations. more

Features

China and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) have been discussing membership for decades. more

Features

bunte Kaffeekapseln

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Plastic single-use capsules are not easily recycled, not marine compostable, and definitely not yet green. more

Features

Coffee drinkers in the US reversed a six-year decline as past-day consumption rose to 64% among adults, according to the National Coffee Association. more

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Dubai forum will identify growth opportunities, sustainable development, and branding of tea for attendees from 30 countries. more

Features

Leonard Awarded Sanroke Award for fair and honest professional behavior. more

Coffee Report

The US Government announced it will withdraw its membership in the International Coffee Organization and from the International Coffee Agreement, a document binding producing and consuming countries. more

News

A California judge has issued a ruling that coffee sold in the state must display a cancer warning label. more

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The Dubai Multi Commodities Center, the world’s leading free trade zone for commodities trade and enterprise, will host the 7th edition of its biennial two-day Global Dubai Tea Forum on April 25-26 at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina. more

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The Eastview Mall in Victor, NY, is one of several mall operators to successfully attract local tea shops to replace 379 Teavana locations that are closing as Starbucks withdraws from that retail segment. more

Tea Report

“This business is all about establishing relationships. We are actively trading on behalf of 300 companies, large to small, and some of those relationships are 25 years in the making." more

Features

McDonald’s, which generates millions of tons of take-away trash daily, boldly declared that by 2025 all of its guest packaging will be sustainable, and that recycling will be universal at its 37,000 locations in 100 countries. more

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In 2018 bears are expected to continue to outnumber bulls. Depressed coffee prices resulted in less volatility with lower prices the past two years. This stability is due to arabica trading under $1.20. more

Features

Tea Species Threatened

Photo courtesy Fauna & Flora International

Despite hundreds of millions of cultivated plants producing billions of kilos annually, researchers report two of the world’s tea species could soon be extinct. more

Tea Report

Q&A: Michael Gaviña

Photo courtesy F. Gaviña & Sons

Michael Gaviña is the incoming chair of the National Coffee Association. He is a fourth-generation executive at F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc., responsible for pricing raw materials and managing inventory. more

Features

Implementation of rules that govern pricing of London coffee futures beginning this spring are not expected to disrupt markets. more

Features

Tazo Tea, the mystical, quirky, somewhat eccentric legend created by Steven Smith, lives on as a Unilever brand acquired from Starbucks in November for $384 million. more

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