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Thomas Schmid

It may seem that the “Yunnan coffee pie” has been pretty much gobbled up by global traders and huge multinational corporations but this is not the case. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Yunnan: Arabica Supplier to the World?

Yunnan images courtesy of Louis Dreyfus Commodities

As the global market experiences a chronic shortage of quality arabica coffee, cultivation in southwestern China’s Yunnan province is expanding, attracting international buyers and investors. But will it be enough to ease the bottle neck? more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Myanmar has emerged with a reinvigorated entrepreneurial vision after more than six decades of self-imposed isolation by successive military governments. This new enthusiasm for commerce is evident in the emerging coffee industry guided by experts. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Australia and New Zealand share a British tea-drinking heritage but their coffee consuming cultures are by no means stagnant. In fact, the recent past has brought on remarkable developments in both countries – at a pace that is accelerating. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

COTECA Hamburg featured a diverse range of local and international exhibitors. For quite a handful of them it was either their very first international exhibition, or at least their first appearance on European or German soil. more

Dec 15, 2014 12:00 AM News

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