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The global coffee trade enters an unexpected wave of turmoil as the coldest weather in years hit Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producing and exporting country, leading to the most severe damage seen in the country’s growing regions Read more

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In July, the European Union began enforcing a single-use products ban on plastics to reduce the harm caused to wildlife and the environment. Read more

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Given coffee’s well known safety profile and relatively cheap cost, coffee has potential as widely accessible lifestyle intervention, even in low to middle-income countries. Read more

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According the ICO’s latest monthly report, in June 2021 coffee prices recorded the eighth consecutive month of increase, triggered by the expectations of reduced supply from some origins in addition to disruptions in trade flows. Read more

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World coffee production for 2021/22 will drop 6.2% or down 11.0 million bags from the previous year to 164.8 million, due primarily to Brazil’s combined effect of arabica trees entering the off year of the biennial production cycle... Read more

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) intends to mandate red, yellow, and green warning labels on freshly made tea, including bubble tea, chocolate, and other caffeinated drinks... Read more

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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