1,100 coffee growers from 15 regions in Colombia showcased their best coffee lots during the harvest of November - February, 2021 Read more

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On May 5, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) confirmed in a press release that the Specialty Coffee Expo will be held September 30 – October 3, as already tentatively announced in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more

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Coming as no surprise to regular imbibers, a new study says drinking coffee appears to enhance concentration and improve motor control and alertness by creating changes in the brain. Read more

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The government of Brazil, the world’s largest producing nation, wrote to International Coffee Organization (ICO), urging it to do everything in its power to get the US and China to join the UN body. Read more

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The bubble tea* bōbà shortage is a lesson in how pandemic-induced pileups create lingering logistical challenges. Read more

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Italian coffee major Lavazza and Slow Food launched a “coffee coalition” that hope to unite all of the stakeholders in the coffee supply chain – from growers to roasters to distributors to consumers. Read more

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Little early-spring rainfall in Assam and West Bengal curtailed plucking and idled factories that are now contending with logistics challenges tied to a massive surge of Covid-19 infections. Many workers are on leave during the slowdown and lockdown. Read more

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Landlocked South Sudan’s economy and security looks obstinately fragile, but the firmness and depth of the soil in some parts of this country of 12.3 million offers good ground for growing a unique coffee variety... Read more

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Covid-19 restrictions slowed processing but factory output remained steady and warehouse space quickly filled in producing countries. Ground transport remains severely limited in India... Read more

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Sustainability is less of an option and more of a requirement for businesses in the coffee industry these days. This is especially true in the single-serve market, where plastic waste and the environmental footprint are most visible to the consumer. Read more

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The new coffee harvest in the world’s number one grower Brazil is forecast to be sharply down from the now completed 2020-21 cycle which produced a record crop of between 63-68 million 60-kilogram bags. Read more

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For a lot of Turkish people, life would be empty without the coffeehouse. In a country of 82 million people, coffeehouses function more as social clubs than mere places to sip a hot beverage. Read more

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A forgotten species of coffee that grows at high temperatures, that has superior flavour, could help futureproof the coffee industry against climate change, scientists claim. Read more

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