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Finlay Extracts and Ingredients' announcement of a new $17 million R&D lab highlights several rapidly accelerating trends in the convergence of tea and flavored coffee. more

Tea Report

The University of California at Davis announced it will establish a Global Tea Institute for the Study of Tea Culture and Science. more

Tea Report

Nestlé SA wants to double its production of Dolce Gusto coffee pods at a Brazilian facility. To reach its goal, however, the multinational company is investing in some research and development. more

Coffee Report

Dr. Mark Corey is the National Coffee Association’s new director for scientific affair and project management. more

Coffee Report

Starbucks Open Visitor Center on Farm

MATT GLAC

The retail coffee giant recently opened a Costa Rican visitor center, a working farm that gives guests the chance to follow the coffee process from the field to the cup. more

Coffee Report

American millennials may be losing their taste for iced tea, according to results of a poll released this month by YouGov BrandIndex. more

Tea Report

The Specialty Coffee Association is asking for help to better define its research agenda to focus on topics useful to its members. To do this, the SCA Research Center has launched an online survey. more

Coffee Report

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

UC-Davis-Coffee-Lab

Photo by Reeta Asmai/UC Davis

Espresso machine manufacturer La Marzocco recently pledged $750,000 to the University of California, Davis, to support the college’s new Coffee Center building and its coffee science research efforts. more

Coffee Report

Epigenesis refers to the molecular processes that turn individual genes on and off. These are triggered by food, drinks, pollution, exercise, stress, and other aspects of “life experience.” more

Tea Report

Good agricultural practices, widely promoted in the coffee lands, may actually depress profits. more

News

A new study identified coffee’s dependence on bees as a significant threat in regions where higher temperatures reduce both the number and variety of these industrious insects. more

News

New research indicates caffeine may help you live longer so long as you don’t mind having a sweet tooth. more

Coffee Report

Obese mice can lose weight by consuming high levels of caffeine, according to a recent report in Nature Communications. more

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association recently announced a new market research study to help roasters and retailers make sound business decisions. more

Coffee Report

Drink Coffee, Live Longer

Photo by Federica DiGiovanni / La Marzocco

Two studies released the same day report what coffee drinkers love to hear: If you drink coffee, you may live longer. more

News

British coffee and tea consumers spend £2,210 on average each year in coffee shops, according to a recent online market research study. more

Coffee Report

Short-term heat waves can stunt the flowering of arabica plants, a recent university study indicates. And, no flowering means no fruit is produced. more

Coffee Report

Puerto Rico may be getting warmer and drier and those changes in climate could threaten the country’s coffee group. A new study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that climate change may harm growing conditions. more

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association is partnering with the University of California, Davis, on a two-year initiative to re-evaluate the coffee industry’s basic understanding of coffee brewing. more

Coffee Report

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