Peaking at $5.7 billion in sales in 2016, demand for single-serve capsules has leveled off after capturing a significant portion of the US coffee market. Still, premium private-labels showed growth. Read more



Photo courtesy Port of Virginia

The port in the Hampton Roads region supports a fast-growing Mid-Atlantic coffee and tea production center. 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


Kaffee, Weltkarte, Kaffeetasse

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Uncertainty prevails among traders despite record exports, replenished stocks, a surplus of arabica, and low prices Read more


Dan Bolton,STiR managing editorFrom the Managing Editor:

Virtual Top Shelf in an Endless Aisle

Amazon’s decision to triple the number of Whole Foods Markets presents a great opportunity for tea and coffee suppliers. Online ordering, two hour delivery and store pick up will lead to a virtual top shelf that puts specialty teas and boutique roasters in front of millions of new customers.

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