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The October opening was the latest expansion by Tata Starbucks Private Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks and Tata Global Beverages and was intended to reaffirm the partnership’s long-term commitment to India. more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The Tocklai Tea Research Institute in Jorhat, Assam released TS560 a new drought-tolerant varietal. more

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Eastern Assam is experiencing the unwanted return of scale, an insect that defoliates tea bushes. more

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

In August 2017, for the first time in 156 years, no Darjeeling teas entered the wholesale markets worldwide. An indefinite strike led by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) halted the harvest in mid-June. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

India exported 222.45 million kilos (m.kg)of tea in 2016, which is only a sixth of the tea grown there. Most of the exported tea is lower grade for blending. Only a small portion is processed as full-leaf orthodox. more

Jul 28, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Jalinga Tea Co. in Kolkata has achieved a CO2 neutral certification, the first tea estate to be certified under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. more

Jul 27, 2017 12:00 AM Tea 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 Government of India broke with tradition in May by naming the first coffee grower to chair the Coffee Board of India and the first tea planter to chair the Tea Board of India. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM News

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

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Margaret’s Hope, Goodricke Group’s famous Darjeeling tea garden now has a spectacular tea lounge. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Communitea Initiative was launched in 2014 by Jalan Tea Group with the aim of engaging with estate workers in the fields of art, culture, sport, education, health and sanitation. more

Feb 28, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

More than 80 smallholder farmers from various self-help groups of small tea growers participated in the workshop and took part in discussions about major issues. more

Dec 23, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

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Teabox, a global direct-to-consumer tea company based in India, has launched individually-packaged tea bags sealed at source using a natural nitrogen flush that keeps the tea fresh longer. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The decision to include India’s famous Darjeeling tea in the nation’s e-auction system is under intense scrutiny as buyers struggle to reach financial settlement requirements. more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Tea Research Association’s center in Tocklai, Assam has been facing a funding crunch for months requiring severe cutbacks in programs. more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

India's coffee exports rose by more than 18% in the first five months of the 2016-17 fiscal year despite lower value realization, according to the Coffee Board of India. more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

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Specialty coffee from Tata Sons Nullore Estates was chosen to be the first single-origin coffee from India available to Starbucks Reserve customers in the US. more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 AM News

A global leader in tea solubles, India is paving a path to better tasting instant tea at Nestle’s Choladi factory. more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Flavor of India Fine Cup Awards, hosted annually since 2002 by the Coffee Board of India, draws attention to the finest of India’s coffees. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Legislators are considering replacing the Coffee Act, 1942, as it “no longer serves the purpose,” according to Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM News

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