Sustainability is less of an option and more of a requirement for businesses in the coffee industry these days. This is especially true in the single-serve market, where plastic waste and the environmental footprint are most visible to the consumer. Read more

Features

Tea factory elections are routine, as a rule. Now hotly contested board seats at 52 Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) factories have riled local farm communities and delayed industry reforms mandated in the national Tea Act signed in December. Read more

News

Growers in March convinced a high court in Assam to halt a 50-rupee per day interim wage increase for tea workers. Read more

News

Oceana – an organization formed by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oak Foundation, Marisla Foundation, Sandler Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund that is dedicated to protecting the oceans – called on the Danish government... Read more

News

Nearly a third – 28% -- of British people now drink more coffee in an effort to deal with the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to recently published research from Coffee Direct, a company that has been selling coffee online since 2007. Read more

News

The pandemic’s unprecedented “stress test” of the world’s food supply chain accentuated its weakest links as it accelerated innovation. Read more

Features

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Peace Coffee started in 1996 with the mission of providing organic, fair trade coffee to its customer across the US. Read more

Features

The arabica coffee price reached 14-month highs towards the end of February, climbing quickly past pre-Covid-19 levels, although it fell somewhat toward the end of the month and in early March 2021. Read more

Coffee Report

Twenty years ago, Nepal's government turned its attention to tea both to alleviate rural poverty and generate foreign revenue from sustainably produced exports. Read more

Tea Report

The Danish Tea Association, which has been promoting specialty tea in Denmark through education and competitions for five years, announced that its board voted to join European Specialty Tea Association (ESTA). Read more

Tea Report

The demand for teas labeled as “white” is growing fast. Just a decade ago, the market was well defined: pedigree regional Chinese and a very few individual varieties from Sri Lanka and Kenya, with a narrow and distinctive growing, harvesting... Read more

Tea Report

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