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Dan Bolton

Daniele Giovannucci and Luis F. Samper team with Brazilian researcher Luciana Marques Vieira to publish a United Nations financed report on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain. more

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Logistics are critical but not a core element that interferes with direct trade agreements, so long as transactions are transparent. more

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Growth is merely keeping pace with population gains says Andrea Illy: “Quality has been able to conquer even the most reluctant consumers. So, let’s continue to improve quality, and we will have more consumption.” more

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Nouvelle-Orléans remains the steadfast companion of coffee, weathering 300 years of storm and strife as the coffee gateway to the USA. Today it is the No. 1 US port for imported coffee, exceeding tonnage landed in New York. more

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The state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the state agency responsible for enforcing Proposition 65 warnings, made an unprecedented finding in June that will go a long way toward clearing coffee of an unjustified cancer-risk stigma. more

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Propisition 65

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The reason coffee sold in California must carry a warning label is to inform consumers of the potential hazard from drinking potential carcinogens. But what if the proven overall benefit in reducing cancers outweighs the potential harm? more

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Artisan factories profit using semi-automatic processing machines that create teas that closely resemble handmade. more

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Nestlé’s decision to purchase the perpetual rights to market Starbucks consumer and foodservice brands globally, outside the company’s coffee shops, was a bold move on the chessboard of global coffee. more

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Volcanic Ash Covers Prime Guatemala Coffee Lands

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A massive ash cloud from the Fuego volcano descended on coffee farms to the north and east of San Luca in Antigua forcing thousands of coffee growers to flee. more

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Richard Marsham

During three decades as a product developer and troubleshooter, Nigel Melican has earned a reputation for applying an artful mastery of technology and insight that has improved tea manufacturing in 26 countries. more

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Canada levies a 10% surtax on a large selection of U.S. products - including coffee - in response to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. more

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During the decade ahead, green tea production is expected to increase at three times the rate of black tea, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. more

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The world’s top tea brands each manufacture more than a million tea bags per hour. Under these conditions, flimsy tea bag materials simply won’t do. more

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Brewing the Future of Trade

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Globle roster of speakers, interacting with a record number of attendees, addressed a range of concerns facing the tea industry. more

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

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

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

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

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