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


The Coffee Nation

Photo courtesy Renata Silva

While celebrating a record harvest of 61.7 million bags last year, Brazil was crowned the biggest consuming market in the world. Domestic coffee drinkers emptied 21 million 60-kilo bags of coffee in 2018, an increase of 3%. Read more


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


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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