In July, the European Union began enforcing a single-use products ban on plastics to reduce the harm caused to wildlife and the environment. Read more

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According the ICO’s latest monthly report, in June 2021 coffee prices recorded the eighth consecutive month of increase, triggered by the expectations of reduced supply from some origins in addition to disruptions in trade flows. Read more

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Given coffee’s well known safety profile and relatively cheap cost, coffee has potential as widely accessible lifestyle intervention, even in low to middle-income countries. Read more

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Global tea exports through the spring months of 2021 had not offset setbacks in 2020 when tea sales from all countries declined to $7.1 billion, a shortfall of -8.6% compared to 2019. Read more

Tea Report

Electronic noses are devices that, as the name implies, mimic human smelling and evaluation of aromas. For close to a decade, they have produced striking results in more and more areas of tea processing and quality management. Read more

Tea Report

In marketing year (MY) 2021/22, Colombian coffee production will be 14.1m bags green bean equivalent (GBE), assuming excessive rains during the first quarter of the year will marginally impact the October/November harvest. Read more

Coffee Report

COVID-19’s socioeconomic disruptions are likely to drive the coffee industry into another severe production crisis. Read more

Coffee Report

World coffee production for 2021/22 will drop 6.2% or down 11.0 million bags from the previous year to 164.8 million, due primarily to Brazil’s combined effect of arabica trees entering the off year of the biennial production cycle... Read more

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Investors could not get enough bubble tea as fruit, bubble, and cream-cheese tea chain Nayuki debuted with a US$656 million offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Read more

Tea Report

STiR 2021 Issue #3 June-July

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Point of View:

As the World Re-Opens

Though the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines worldwide is uneven, to say the least, and various supply chain challenges slows progress in some locations, soon after we go to print with this issue the world will reach the milestone of having one billion people vaccinated. As more and more cities and countries test the waters of re-opening, the coffee and tea industries are showing signs of a comeback; not across the board, but in particular sectors. In this issue, we focus on some of the stories that give us hope for the future.

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