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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

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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

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The growing sophistication of semi- and fully-automated coffee machines delight consumers literally everywhere they turn. Read more

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Wild_Coffee_in_Jeopardy

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Ethiopia’s bounty of wild coffee trees, essential to ensure healthy diversity among the world’s coffee plants, are in danger. Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, estimate 60% of wild coffee species are threatened with extinction. Read more

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Coffee with Chinese Characteristics

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China is discovering coffee at a pace and level of sophistication equal to Japan and South Korea but distinct. Read more

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Industry leaders are broadly positive about trading conditions in the Middle East, but operators must navigate a range of economic and political challenges across the region to ensure success, according to a new report by Allegra World Coffee Portal. Read more

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Test results of a long-term study confirm that certified compostable coffee pods break down in the Toronto’s green bin food waste process. Read more

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Korean-based Coreshtech Co. produces a range of industrial mesh products including biodegradable teabag and coffee filter material as well as machines used to form, fill, seal, and pack tea. Read more

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Kentucky Fried Chicken is a global pioneer in edible cutlery introducing a takeaway cup in 2015 and more recently edible ‘Rice Bowlz’ made of tortilla that you can snack on after you finish dinner. Read more

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Scotland’s Rocket Monkey Coffee Roastery delivers wholesale coffee in re-sealable, reusable tins. Read more

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Evoware packaging film is created with a non-chemical process. The film has a two-year shelf life, even without preservatives, is nutritious with high fiber and essential vitamins. Read more

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Home and office delivery of coffee and tea is experiencing unprecedented demand – which brings single-use packaging to the forefront for consumers who want convenience and environmentally responsible containers. Read more

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Blockchain Coffee Auction

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Guatemalan Coffees and the Producer & Roaster Forum will host the world’s first blockchain coffee auction May 24, 2019. Read more

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OHKI is a leading Japanese manufacturer of environmentally conscious filter materials. The company uses plant-based materials and embraces a manufacturing philosophy that it calls “sustico” a combination of the words “sustainable” and “ecology.” Read more

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Ten leading food companies have joined the IBM Food Trust to track food from farm to the grocery aisle, as detailed in a report by FoodLogiQ. Read more

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Emma Harbour, the Rainforest Alliance’s head of global advocacy, focuses on engaging with public and private sector policymakers to influence change to help create more enabling environments for sustainable supply chains to be able to flourish. Read more

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Consumers discover they can capture both quality and convenience with soluble coffees. convenience. But are they willing to pay the price? Read more

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The foundation on which beverage retail rests is firming up as mergers and acquisitions consolidate the decades-stable $85 billion global coffee market. Read more

Coffee retailers were granted a last-minute stay Oct. 15 prior to a California court imposing penalties for failing to post Prop 65 warnings in stores and on packaging. Read more

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