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Private label products, coffee and tea included, are rapidly improving their product quality and introducing innovation to capture the attention of price-conscious consumers who want good products at great prices, industry observers say. more

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Centering Research on Coffee

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The Coffee Center at the University of California, Davis, is the first multidisciplinary university research center in the US to address the challenges and needs of the coffee industry. more

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Frinj Coffee

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Farmers in Southern California successfully cultivate specialty coffee at commercial scale for the first time in the United States mainland and Blue Bottle Coffee sells it for $16 a cup. more

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Starbucks Opens in Italy

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Starbucks opened its much-anticipated Reserve Roastery in Milan, Italy, today to choruses of cheers and critiques. more

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American consumers have discovered cold brew coffee and are showing their excitement with significant sales growth. more

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It’s a simple consumer expectation. Tea drinkers want to enjoy the freshest taste possible. But as their demand for new, premium products continues to rise, tea companies continue to look for better ways to deliver quality. more

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Manufacturers target new markets as coffee shops continue to open at a rapid rate. more

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Creating a New Coffee Culture in Italy

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Millions of espressos are served across Italy every day but few people are drinking single-origin arabica. The Specialty Coffee Association in Italy and a dedicated contingent of importers, roasters and café owners are trying to changing that. more

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Starbucks’ Arrival May ‘Wake Up’ Italy

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Starbucks’ announcement that it would open a roastery in Milan prompted skepticism in the mainstream media. In an informal survey, however, Italian importers, roasters, and café owners, support for the retailer’s arrival was nearly unanimous. more

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Power Port

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Seven in 10 containers that transit the Gulf of Mexico are processed at Port Houston, an important gateway for green coffee and other commodities entering the United States. more

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STiR interviewed GIMA c.e.o. Lorenzo Maldarelli in October at the company’s Bologna offices to discuss the company’s growth, the recent acquisitions, and the future of single-serve coffee. more

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Shop-Size Roasters

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The growth of specialty coffee has turned many consumer connoisseurs into roasters seeking to make a perfect cup. As a result, more small roaster units are being sold. more

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Houston after Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on Houston in late August but the catastrophic storm did not dampen the regional coffee industry. Port Houston and area coffee warehouses indicate the import supply chain slowed but did not break. more

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US Importers Comply with Food Safety Rules

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Small US businesses importing food for human consumption have until September to comply with new US food safety rules. more

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The Food Safety Modernization Act passed the United States congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011 and reflects a shift in the government’s effort toward food safety. more

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Linking coffee cooperatives and smallholder farmers to other parts of the supply chain would be a lot easier with real-time analysis and verification of their coffee crop quality and payment on the spot reasoned the founders of Colorado-based bext360 more

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Small-Scale Pack & Fill

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The coffee industry’s single-serve segment remains strong and fill-and-pack manufacturers look to new ways to supply single-serve filling equipment to meet smaller production demands. more

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Programming the Profiles

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Roaster manufacturers continue to develop ways to make their equipment more efficient and that includes roasting profiles. more

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Safety First

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Technology aids in more ways than roasting a better bean. For manufacturers such as Probat-Werke, new programs and components play a role in creating a safer product and work environment. more

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Darrin Daniel - Alliance for Coffee Excellence

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Darrin Daniel assumed leadership of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence in January. He recently met with STiR in ACE’s new offices in Portland, Oregon, to talk about the Alliance’s restored direction and its plans for the future. more

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  • Growing Coffee on the Frinj

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    Growing Coffee on the Frinj

    Peter Giuliano, SCA’s Chief Research Officer and the conference host

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    Growing Coffee on the Frinj

    Attendees review academic research posters during the 27th Association for Science and Information on Coffee Conference held Sept. 17-20 in Portland, Ore.

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