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Anne-Marie Hardie

Tracking a seed from farm to cup seems simple. But documenting every step is quite complicated. Now consider blends that mix coffee from hundreds of growers from multiple origins in differing ratios for recipes that vary by season. more

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Cascara is a new beverage brewing in indie and chain coffee shops.  Although consumed primarily as a tea, it is made from the hulls of coffee berries. more

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Farmer Bros. New Texas-Sized Roastery

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Strategic move from Los Angeles to Texas paves the way for continued growth. more

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Long before the first tea pod, capsule, cartridge, or k-cup there was the tea bag.  While controversy over who was the initial creator of the bag remains, one thing is certain, the public immediately responded to this convenient, mess-free format. more

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IMA EC24 Optima tea packaging machine

Photo courtesy of IMA Mai S.A.

In a market saturated with specialty tea and coffee, packaging has never been more important. more

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Beverages That Do More

Photo by Daniel Gomes

Consumers seek flavors that enhance their well-being, more

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Researchers say a spike in consumption by Generation Z and Millennials is due to innovation and artisanal quality. more

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Sri Lanka employs a million workers earning a living wage producing the world’s cleanest tea. As a result buyers pay higher prices at the Colombo Tea Auction than the global average — which may just be the cost of sustainable tea. more

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