News

RSS

Out-of-home consumption fell steeply in Germany as a result of lockdowns and Covid-19, according to analysis of the market by Germany’s coffee association, Kaffeeverband, but at-home consumption grew. Read more

News

Nearly 9-in-10 British people (87%) believe plastic lids on coffee cups are a significant source of environmental pollution and litter, according to a new poll. Read more

News

“The [International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA)] board of directors is pleased to welcome Dr. Sarada Krishnan as the new executive director to lead the organization,” said Sharon Riechers, IWCA board president in a statement in late May. Read more

News

The next coffee crop in Honduras could be around 12% lower than 2020/2021 because weather conditions have been favorable to the development of coffee leaf rust. Read more

News

The latest estimate of the size of the next coffee crop from Brazil, the world’s leading producer, confirms earlier suggestions the 2021/2022 harvest will be a small one, but not quite as low as the 31% decline recently forecast by some. Read more

News

Tea companies in the European Union seek climate targets to protect Kenya’s tea fields from a potentially devastating combination of heat and erratic rain. Read more

News

As Brexit continues to unfold, the challenges of trading tea in Europe now rival the cost and complexities of sourcing. Read more

News

US National Coffee Association (NCA) president and chief executive Bill Murray says the latest data gathered by the industry body “offers many reasons for optimism for all segments of the coffee sector,” including the away-from-home segment... Read more

News

Iran’s government boosted green leaf price guarantees 45% this spring, pleasing the nation’s 55,000 growers and expanding domestic production. Read more

News

Cenicafé, the research arm of Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) identified six new races of coffee leaf rust not previously characterized in the country Read more

News

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

News

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

News

The free STiR newsletter is sent twice each month with news updates, important information and upcoming events.