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Holding Back Coffee Beans in Vietnam

Holding Back Coffee Beans in Vietnam

Analysts predict a recovery in global coffee prices in 2020 due to declining production and some hoarding in Vietnam.

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Costa Rica’s coffee sector is unusually healthy and strong, despite the many problems that plague other coffee-producing countries. Read more

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The coffee market in Taiwan is still dominated by convenience stores and hypermarkets selling roasted coffee and coffee beverages — one of the highest densities of such shops in the world. Read more

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Thailand Tea Organic Mandate

Thai Tea Suwirun Co. Ltd.

Thailand was an early adopter of organic cultivation and has made great strides in producing fine organic teas for export. Read more

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Organic Coffee Certification in China

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Organic coffees and teas are on the upswing in China. But it’s not all a walk in the park. There are still issues to tackle. Read more

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When someone says Panama, the free association word has for time immemorial been "canal." Now it is associated with the height of luxury, the $250 cup of coffee. Read more

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Tiny Plastic Particles Raise Big Concerns

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Tea industry suppliers rush to defend the publicly maligned tea bag following media coverage of a research paper that revealed heat-sealed pyramid bags made of nylon and PET release billions of nanoplastic particles during a five-minute steep. Read more

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Anil Kumar Bhandari is a coffee grower from Karnataka, India. He has served the Indian plantation industry since 1979 and was the initiator of the India Coffee Trust, a non-profit coffee group dedicated to serving the Indian coffee industry. Read more

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Adaptive Bagging

ACMA T4 Modula. Photo courtesy ACMA

Modern tea bagging lines are marvels of  ingenuity; compact and complex machines that perform a seemingly simply task. Read more

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Private label products continue to extend their sales reach across the United States and both coffee producers and their retail partners are reaping the rewards. Read more

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True Brew

Photo courtesy Araku Coffee

The National Coffee Association defines cold brew as “coffee extracted with water at ambient or cooler temperatures. " First, there was Toddy coffee, then cold brew, and now nitro, what’s next? Read more

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