United States

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

Dec 4, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Oct 2, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Jul 25, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

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

Jul 25, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

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

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

33 Books Co., creator of the 33 Cups of Coffee coffee-tasting journal, recently released its new log for home and small professional roasters, 33 Roasts. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The National Coffee Association mobilized its ranks in May to combat a border adjustment tax under discussion but not formally detailed in Congressional legislation. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM News

A quarantine triggered by an infestation of the coffee berry borer has expanded to include the Hawaiian island of Maui, the Hawaii Board of Agriculture announced in March. The quarantine took effect May 1. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Known for its organic bottled teas, Honest Tea announced in April that it has cumulatively contributed $1 million in Fair Trade premiums, a milestone of the brand’s contributions that ultimately finance community development initiatives. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Shanghai Fortunecaffe, Co. is the new exclusive distributor of Loring Smart Roast equipment in China and Hong Kong. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Equipment

Overseas tea producers seeking to enter the US market face long odds. This is how Australia tea supplier Planet Organic played the game and won. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers say a spike in consumption by Generation Z and Millennials is due to innovation and artisanal quality. more

Apr 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Kansas-based PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. assumed control of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters of San Diego on Jan. 31 with plans to increase Bird Rock’s retail and wholesale brand. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

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