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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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China is entering the specialty coffee fray in a big way. The growth of specialty cafés and coffee houses has driven consumption since 1997 when Nestle, followed shortly after by Starbucks, first began investing in developing China's domestic market. more

Korea’s specialty coffee market was once influenced solely outside the republic. That time has passed. During the last decade, Korea has transformed into one of the fastest growing specialty coffee markets for consumption and innovation. more

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“This business is all about establishing relationships. We are actively trading on behalf of 300 companies, large to small, and some of those relationships are 25 years in the making." 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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A strong spirit binds the coffee folks in Houston. It’s a Texas trait. Specialty roasters paved the way for Houstonians to enjoy a delicious cup. And, Hurricane Harvey certainly tested their resilience. more

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A seismic shift is underway not in the tea rooms but in coffee shops where tea is no longer looking like a sad, stagnant status quo, but rather an inspiring blank canvas of possibility. more

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IMA EC24 Optima tea packaging machine

Photo courtesy of IMA Mai S.A.

In a market saturated with specialty tea and coffee, packaging has never been more important. more

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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

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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

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The world’s two largest specialty coffee associations agree to become one. In the New Year a new era begins. more

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The report estimates the industry generated $225.2 billion in 2015. The industry employs 1.6 million workers and coffee-related economic activity comprises 1.6% of the total US GDP. more

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West Coast specialty coffee pioneer and Peerless Coffee and Tea c.e.o. George J. Vukasin, 82, died Feb. 15. more

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Vietnam may be home to the smallest of Southeast Asia’s specialty cafe markets but as will see in this month’s report, the mix of indigenous and chain retailers attests to the vibrancy of this segment. more

Portland Roasting Coffee, a Portland, Ore. specialty coffee roaster, has launched its first line of single-serve coffee cups. more

Coffee Report

Specialty coffee roasters around the globe spent a record R$ 1.4 million (US$365,000) this week on the best of Brazil’s 2014/15 arabica harvest. more

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