This is part of a periodic series of articles featuring equipment manufacturers in the coffee and tea industries. Read more


CBD tea, often called “hemp tea,” fits naturally into the fastest growing tea markets. The draw is wellness. Read more


Russia’s leading coffee roasters plan a significant increase in their production capacities this year, thanks to the ongoing improvement of the Russian national economy and rising domestic demand for coffee. Read more


The January truce in the trade war between the US and China rolled back US import duties from 15% to 7.5% on $112 billion in Chinese goods, including coffee and tea, easing tensions that have disrupted the global supply chain. Read more


Tireless Evolution: Single-Serve Pods

Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG

From futuristic pods to ultrasonic capsule-sealing, there’s a lot of innovation in the single-serve arena. Read more


Costa Rica’s coffee sector is unusually healthy and strong, despite the many problems that plague other coffee-producing countries. Read more


The coffee market in Taiwan is still dominated by convenience stores and hypermarkets selling roasted coffee and coffee beverages — one of the highest densities of such shops in the world. Read more


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Point of View:

New Decade, New Hopes and Fears

STiR has a new managing editor! Kim Westerman hails from the world of sensory analysis (coffee, tea, wine, olive oil), and she brings her longtime writing and editing experience to STiR’s pages. 

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