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China becoming a major export market for Indian and Sri Lankan black tea and English name brand tea bags. more

Tea Report

Shell and UK-based bio-bean have found a way to use coffee grounds waste to help power London’s famed double-decker buses. more

Coffee Report

Sales in coffee shops across the United Kingdom grew 7.3% during 2017, according to a new report by Allegra World Coffee Portal. more

Coffee Report

Recyclers do not like paper coffee cups. The plastic inner lining causes problems in the recycling process. The situation is so severe in the United Kingdom that Parliament is considering a 25-pence “latte levy” and a possible ban on disposable cups. more

Coffee Report

A November 2017 article summarizes its globalization strategy. This seems a useful general blueprint that captures many of the features of other firms that are expanding into new domestic as well as international markets. more

Tea Report

Sainsbury’s announcement that it is bringing oversight of its sustainable sourcing in-house has alarmed many supporters of the Fair Trade, UZI, the Rainforest Alliance, and organic certification schemes. more

Tea Report

UK-based Raw Bean introduced its new fully biodegradable, single-serve Bean Bags for sale online and at Waitrose stores throughout the country. more

Coffee Report

Twinings, the UK’s best known and oldest tea company, has introduced a special edition of Beauty and The Beast packaging in the US to coincide with the release of the Disney film. more

Tea Report

Interior design company Lotusier has introduced the Tea Humidor, a new approach to storing fine teas. more

Tea Report

Costa Roastery 2017

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Costa Coffee, one of the largest coffee brands in the United Kingdom, recently began roasting at its new facility in Basildon, Essex. The new facility is designed to quadruple Costa’s roasting capacity each year. more

Coffee Report

UK-based Raw Bean introduced its new fully biodegradable, single-serve Bean Bags for sale online and at Waitrose stores throughout the country. more

Coffee Report

The British brand has launched a marketing campaign to ‘put the tea back into iced tea’, capitalizing on growing consumer demand for innovative cold drinks. more

Tea Report

The Japanese tea growing and retailing company will host a series of tasting events in London and Oxford. more

Tea Report

Analysis of market trends show that consumption of tea out of the home is on the rise in Britain and Tetley is offering support to out-of-home operators with The Tea Report 2017. more

Tea Report

Asako Steward has been appointed the only Japan tea ambassador in the UK. more

Tea Report

In November the first of three plaques marking tea’s history in London was unveiled. more

Tea Report

The latest tea house to install the Alpha Dominche Steampunk tea brewer at its counter is London’s Fortnum & Mason, the famous food store on Piccadilly. more

Tea Report

Coffee grounds from Costa Coffee, the United Kingdom’s largest retail coffee chain, soon will become biofuel. more

Coffee Report

The company did not provide a timeline for the move or the number of outlets planned but a spokesman described the initiative as “aggressive.” more

Coffee Report

The UK Tea Academy announces plans to establish and launch the European Tea Society, which will be a not-for profit organization open to anyone interested or involved in tea. more

Tea Report

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