As the self-imposed 2020 industry deadline for the ideal coffee capsule nears, dozens of companies are formulating their way to the finish line. Read more


Americans like to chill. Nearly everyone is aware of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and one-in-four drink it regularly, according to the latest and largest national consumer survey of coffee drinkers. Read more


Ric Rhinehart recently stepped down as executive director of the Specialty Coffee Association to devote his attention to the Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative, which aims to understand and address how the crisis affects coffee farmers. Read more


A new trends report shows nearly two-thirds of American coffee drinkers now spend more for quality. They are also drinking less coffee at home in the morning and more in the afternoon. Read more


Dozens of desirable specialty coffees that proliferate in Thailand are unavailable elsewhere. What will it take for these brands to “go international” and how can the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) assist? Read more

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Dan Bolton,STiR managing editorFrom the Managing Editor:

Transparent Pricing of Coffee

Raising the price for green coffee can be accomplished with trust based on transparency that will transform the way coffee is traded. It starts with a commitment to minimum pricing based on the cost of production. Informing coffee consumers about the economic treatment of coffee growers is not a plea for charitable donations, it is good business.

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