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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

Canada levies a 10% surtax on a large selection of U.S. products - including coffee - in response to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. more

News

Coffee drinkers in the US reversed a six-year decline as past-day consumption rose to 64% among adults, according to the National Coffee Association. more

News

A third of survey respondents “invest” more of their money in coffee than their annual spend for stocks, bonds, and other moneymaking vehicles. more

Coffee Report

For the first time in 40 years, Starbucks began serving a new core espresso choice to US customers in January. Blonde Espresso now can be requested in a variety of drinks. more

Coffee Report

The Eastview Mall in Victor, NY, is one of several mall operators to successfully attract local tea shops to replace 379 Teavana locations that are closing as Starbucks withdraws from that retail segment. more

Tea 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

Global ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee sales are expected to experience a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% through 2021, according to a new report by global technology research and advisory company Technavio. more

Tea Report

US coffeehouses generated $23.4 billion in sales in 2017 but expansion slowed to 2%, the worst performance since the end of the recession. more

Coffee Report

Cheese-topped tea? It sounds implausible and unappealing. But, as with bubble tea, it has spread at an accelerating rate over the past seven years, from the food stalls of Taiwan. more

Tea Report

Retail Food Group, owners of the Gloria Jean’s franchise, has signed its first area rights agreement covering greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. more

Tea Report

Capital Teas announces it has commenced a formal proceeding to reorganize to better position itself for the future. more

Tea Report

Magana Ortiz, a well-known Hawaiian coffee farmer, was deported by the United States government in July after 28 years living in the country. Ortiz, 43, had fought deportation since 2011. more

Coffee Report

Duane Sorenson, founder of Stumptown coffee, is returning to the coffee industry with a new roastery and café in Portland, Ore. The café, called Puff, is expected to open this fall. more

Coffee Report

A spring cleaning of the Food and Drug Administration’s foreign food facilities database eliminated more than a quarter of registered food suppliers, an unusually high number. more

Features

The Food Safety Modernization Act passed the United States congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011 and reflects a shift in the government’s effort toward food safety. more

Features

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

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Farmer Bros. Co. recently opened for business in Northlake, Texas, with a new 538,000-sq.-ft. facility that serves as company headquarters and roasting facility. 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

If the current labor contract is extended this summer by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, west coast cargo owners likely can expect five years of service without disruptions. more

Coffee Report

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