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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 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

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

Jun 2, 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

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

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

National Coffee Association lobbies for relief from Border Adjustment Tax that would unduly penalize the coffee industry and hurt demand. more

May 12, 2017 8:21 AM News

Overseas tea producers seeking to enter the US market face long odds. This is how Australia tea supplier Planet Organic played the game and won. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Coffee trades are swift and the trader’s toolbox is more sophisticated but fundamentals still matter. more

Apr 11, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The accelerating pace of trades and a desire for greater transparency, efficiency, and quicker settlement on delivery of robusta coffee futures contracts has prompted a number of changes in rules for trades on the Intercontinental Exchange. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Youth Invigorate US Coffee Consumption

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The percentage of Americans drinking coffee on a daily basis increased to 62% in 2017, up from 57% in 2016. more

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 PM News

Coffee prices are a financial barometer easily accessed by every armchair economist. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Coffee Connection

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China is the United Arab Emirate’s No. 1 trading partner. Next year, the Dubai Multi Commodities Center will begin trading Yunnan arabica at a modern roasting and distribution center. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Follow the Frog is an ongoing Rainforest Alliance campaign to engage consumers in supporting businesses with sustainable practices. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

zwei kolleginnen unterhalten sich in der kaffeepause

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Weekly delivery of cold brew kegs from office coffee suppliers who install bean-to-cup brewers filled with boutique local roasts are going gourmet all the way. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The coffee industry veteran and president of Automatic Brewers and Coffee Devices, Inc., answers questions from STiR editor Dan Bolton. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In December when Howard Schultz handed the c.e.o. baton to c.o.o. Kevin Johnson he made it clear that his work reshaping Starbucks retail had only just begun. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM News

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