In a special report, USDA says that in the current marketing year (Oct 2021-Sept 2022) strong Chinese demand for imported coffee products will increase imports to 4 million bags (1 bag = 60 kg) green been equivalent (GBE), which is a 5% increase... Read more


China is the world's largest tea producer and consumes 40% of global tea, mainly green. Consumption grew by an average of more than 10% per year from 2009-2019 but slowed to 2.5% in 2020. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit... Read more


The Good Earth brand, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, championed the health and wellness aspects of tea and herbal blends decades before the recent trend. Read more


Coming mid-May is the latest addition to Probat’s Neptune drum roaster series. The Neptune 1000 fills a gap in the market that small to medium-sized roasters have been waiting for. STiR sat down with project development manager... Read more


Coffee isn’t the only popular beverage with health benefits. On April 26, nutrition experts from around the world gathered for the Sixth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health. Read more

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As Rwanda privatized its tea sector a decade ago, philanthropist Sir Ian Wood seized a rare opportunity to acquire the country’s largest tea estate. Read more

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In April, a kilo of hand-rolled Saemidori green tea from Shizuoka, Japan, brought a record JPY1.96 million at auction. The sum, about $15,466, was nearly double the previous record of JPY1.08 million yen ($8,500) set in 2021... Read more


This strategic partnership aims to bring together their respective skills in the field of coffee packaging; does not include corporate integration. Read more


From May 3-6, IMA Group will join Ipack-ima 2022, the exhibition specialized in food and non-food processing and packaging solutions. On show, IMA Coffee, Active, BFB, Ilapak, Eurosicma, Ciemme, Corazza... Read more


Virtually all the world’s tea thrives in a narrow band between the equator’s latitudes of 20 degrees north and 20 degrees south. Rising temperatures within this band threaten to diminish the quality and reduce yields by 25% in key producing regions.. Read more

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Project Café Europe 2022, World Coffee Portal’s (WCP) analysis of Europe’s branded coffee chain segment, says the total market grew 3.2% over the last 12 months reaching 40,675 outlets. Read more


A recent study published by the American College of Cariology (ACC) published a press release “Good News for Coffee Lovers: Daily Coffee May Benefit the Heart”. The study to be presented at ACC’s 71st annual scientific session... Read more


India’s decision to bypass sanctions is a relief to tea and coffee exporters. Read more

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Russian tea consumers are discerning. According to the International Tea Committee, neighboring Georgia, which in 1991 supplied the USSR with 95% of its tea, manufactured only 5,000 metric tons in 2020, with only 200 metric tons exported to Russia. Read more

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Oldest Euro tea plant: Gorreana Tea, in the Azores, Portugal is the oldest operating tea plantation in Europe. Founded in 1883, it is still operating.  See a video about the plantation here.

Coffee roaster award: Extract Coffee Roasters receives title of Best All-Round Specialty Roaster at the UK Coffee Award held at the London Coffee Festival. See full awards list here.

 US coffee growing: There are two US states that grow coffee. Do you know which state other than Hawaii grows coffee?  Read the full article in here.

The US dollar goes up and coffee prices go down. How come? See this link for an explanation of how that works from

Fairtrade appointment: Fairtrade International announce Sandra Uwera as the new global c.e.o. Uwera brings a wealth of experience, most recently as c.e.o. of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council. See for more information.

JDE Peet’s executes €500 million share buyback. JDE Peets, the so-called world’s leading coffee-tea pure play investment acquires the shares from Mondelez International Holdings of the Netherlands.  See story here.

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Russia Firmly on the Coffee and Tea Industry Sh?t List

When the whole world expressly and firmly condemns your acts or is – at best – silent, and the only country supporting you is the authoritarian-ruled, semi-state Belarus, let’s just say you won’t be invited for coffee or tea anytime soon.

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