South Africa’s rooibos botanical tea industry in July made its first annual payment to indigenous communities under a historic 2019 agreement to compensate them for their discovery and cultivation of rooibos... Read more

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India's exports of tea to Russia are booming, as Russian importers scramble to fill the gap in supplies created both by Sri Lanka's crisis and by repercussions of its war in Ukraine. Read more


Mexico will become the world's leading producer of Nescafe coffee with the opening of a $340 million new factory in Veracruz state. Read more

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Riff, an Oregon-based maker of cold brew coffee, doubles down on promotion of the green credentials of its new RTD cascara beverage by earning it certification as both GMO-free and carbon neutral, claiming that this is a first for an energy drink Read more


Tanzania, one of Africa’s top four coffee producers, is stepping up its coffee game, and the numbers prove it. Farmers are forecast to increase output by 3.7% in the 2021/2022 season. Read more


Ekaterra tea announced a new management team following the July 1 close of the sale of Unilever’s tea portfolio to Rotterdam-based private equity firm CVC Partners. In mid-2020, Unilever separated its tea business into a new entity – Ekaterra Tea. Read more


Coca-Cola Company, which has trimmed over 200 brands of late, recently launched its first bottled Chinese herbal tea, Self-Heal Spike, extending a healthy beverage line acquired in 2006. Read more


In April, experts in a variety of disciplines convened for the Sixth International Symposium on Tea and Human Health. Read more


Sanctions imposed on Russia related to the war in Ukraine do not cover imports of food. Nevertheless, as one of the world's largest importers of tea and coffee, Russia is facing retail shortages... Read more


The tech world is dead set on remaking the rest of the world, and now they want to disrupt your cup of arabica. Read more


Ready-to-drink tea resumed its growth trend following two years of flat sales during and just before the COVID pandemic. Read more

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The ongoing revival of Angola’s formerly vast coffee industry is getting a boost from the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the European Union. Read more


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