Hamburg-based Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) announced plans to expand its operations in Indonesia in early February. Read more


The value of tea exports imported by Iran plummeted by 62% to $185.75 million during the first ten months of the Iranian calendar year... Read more


Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and Lavazza Group recently announced the expansion of their lucrative partnership. Read more


Miflex-Masz is a manufacturer of packaging machines from Poland. Read more


The headquarters of Confederation of International Tea Smallholders (CITS) have been shifted to India from China for the next four years which is a big achievement for small tea holders. Read more


Coffee scoring protocols launched by the Specialty Coffee Association in 2004 helped drive huge growth in the premium coffee segment over the past decades. Read more


The National Coffee Association (NCA) will feature trends and technology at its annual March 7-9 “Fueling the Future” convention in Nashville, TN. Read more


The value of Chinese tea exports fell by 16.3% to $1.74 billion year over year (y/y) in 2023 compared to $2.1 billion in sales recorded in 2022, according to China Customs. Read more


Chris Kornman and the Royal Coffee team have condensed 20,000 years of Arabica’s evolutionary history into an easy-to-follow infographic. Read more


Starbucks announced it will hold the first-ever North American Barista Championship in June 2024. Read more


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