The largest coffee companies in the world fail to report transparently on their commitments and do too little to ensure sustainability for farming and farmers. Read more


In what it described as “a move to advance sector transparency and purchases of sustainable coffee,” the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) expanded its GCP reporting on sustainable coffee purchases by adding four new sustainability schemes Read more


In February, Kenya's High Court ruled that labor unions cannot prevent tea planters from mechanizing tea harvesting despite the likelihood of lost jobs. Read more

Tea Report

Five years after going digital, the tea auctions in India remain in disarray. The Federation of All India Tea Traders (FAITTA) warns that price discovery Read more

Tea Report

Project Café USA 2021, World Coffee Portal’s report on the US branded café segment, reveals that the US$36 billion market suffered an US$11.5 billion decline in sales decline over the last 12 months, with the total number of outlets contracting 0.6% Read more

Coffee Report

World Coffee Research chief executive Vern Long says the coffee industry can learn important lessons from the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

Coffee Report

Tea scholars publish reams of research that rarely find an audience beyond academic journals and small gatherings at symposiums. Read more

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The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans released on December 29, 2020 reaffirmed that coffee can be part of a healthy diet Read more

Coffee Report

A change in consumer behavior spurred a slight increase in tea consumption globally in 2020, overcoming massive declines in foodservice volume. Read more

Tea Report

Tea waste has many properties that can be turned into a commercial asset. Waste isn’t necessarily inert. The innovations exploit the chemical and molecular richness of the tea bush and its leaf. Read more

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