A longtime conundrum in the coffee industry has been the disconnect between low stocks and decreasing production of arabica worldwide, and the low prices obtained by growers’ co-operatives. more


Land restitution is an administrative nightmare as 14,000 decommissioned rebels seek social and economic integration. Reclaiming the men just may be more immediately do-able than reclaiming the land. more


Frinj Coffee

Photo by Carla Shryock

Farmers in Southern California successfully cultivate specialty coffee at commercial scale for the first time in the United States mainland and Blue Bottle Coffee sells it for $16 a cup. more


Pods Perform

Photo courtesy Pod Pack International

Pod Pack International's Tom Martin says that he is pretty happy with the way things turned out. The company's new plant can produce more than half a billion coffee and tea pods, filter rings, super pods, and capsules a year. more


Dan Bolton,STiR managing editorFrom the Managing Editor:

Unconcerned about Retail Consolidation

The foundation on which beverage retail rests is firming up as mergers and acquisitions consolidate the decades-stable $85 billion global coffee market.

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