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It’s a simple consumer expectation. Tea drinkers want to enjoy the freshest taste possible. But as their demand for new, premium products continues to rise, tea companies continue to look for better ways to deliver quality. more

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Manufacturers target new markets as coffee shops continue to open at a rapid rate. more

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Creating a New Coffee Culture in Italy

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Millions of espressos are served across Italy every day but few people are drinking single-origin arabica. The Specialty Coffee Association in Italy and a dedicated contingent of importers, roasters and café owners are trying to changing that. more

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Starbucks’ Arrival May ‘Wake Up’ Italy

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Starbucks’ announcement that it would open a roastery in Milan prompted skepticism in the mainstream media. In an informal survey, however, Italian importers, roasters, and café owners, support for the retailer’s arrival was nearly unanimous. more

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Power Port

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Seven in 10 containers that transit the Gulf of Mexico are processed at Port Houston, an important gateway for green coffee and other commodities entering the United States. more

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STiR interviewed GIMA c.e.o. Lorenzo Maldarelli in October at the company’s Bologna offices to discuss the company’s growth, the recent acquisitions, and the future of single-serve coffee. more

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Shop-Size Roasters

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The growth of specialty coffee has turned many consumer connoisseurs into roasters seeking to make a perfect cup. As a result, more small roaster units are being sold. more

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Houston after Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on Houston in late August but the catastrophic storm did not dampen the regional coffee industry. Port Houston and area coffee warehouses indicate the import supply chain slowed but did not break. more

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US Importers Comply with Food Safety Rules

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Small US businesses importing food for human consumption have until September to comply with new US food safety rules. more

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The Food Safety Modernization Act passed the United States congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011 and reflects a shift in the government’s effort toward food safety. more

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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

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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

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Programming the Profiles

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Roaster manufacturers continue to develop ways to make their equipment more efficient and that includes roasting profiles. more

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Safety First

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Technology aids in more ways than roasting a better bean. For manufacturers such as Probat-Werke, new programs and components play a role in creating a safer product and work environment. more

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Darrin Daniel - Alliance for Coffee Excellence

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Darrin Daniel assumed leadership of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence in January. He recently met with STiR in ACE’s new offices in Portland, Oregon, to talk about the Alliance’s restored direction and its plans for the future. more

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Starbucks pulls shot in Italy

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By late 2018, coffee lovers in espresso-mad Milan will be able to get their shot at Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery. more

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The basic steps for removing impurities has not changed over the years but an array of advanced technology now guarantees cleaner coffee at the country of origin or on arrival. more

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A proposed coffee tax to finance education would be controversial in caffeinated Oregon but officials say the idea won’t survive the heat of the legislative roasting process. more

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Probat Inc. in Janary acquired Canada-based ED Industrial Ltd. and ED Industrial USA, Inc. more

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The espresso machine manufacturer is adding a branch office in Germany. more

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