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The human resources department at OPTIMA packaging group is the recipient of the prestigious Allianz Industrie 4.0 award for pioneering work in human resource management in the digital age. Read more

Coffee Report

Germany is the second largest importer of tea in Europe and the largest re-exporter. The highest per capita consumption of tea in the world is in East Friesia: 300 cups a year versus 180 for Ireland and around 30 across Europe. Read more

Tea Report

COTECA Shines

Photo courtesy Hamburg Messe und Congress / Katrin Neuhauser

A  decade of success convinced COTECA organizers to expand the franchise to Asia as the fifth edition in Hamburg, Germany welcomed 3,600 coffee, tea, and cocoa professionals to what turned out to be the most successful show yet. Read more

Features

A preference for better tasting gourmet coffee and a desire to avoid caffeine by both older and young coffee drinkers is awakening global demand for decaffeinated roast. Read more

Features

COTECA BOOTHS

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October event reflects the growth market for sustainable trade in coffee, cocoa, and tea Read more

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In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Probat will host several international events this year. The highlight is the Probat Coffee Symposium in September, a two-day meeting that brings together leaders across the international coffee industry. Read more

Coffee Report

Celebrating the German Tea Association’s Centennial Read more

Features

But Wollenhaupt has been working with a premium coffee producer who has planted a small plot of tea bushes and has begun producing various grades and types of black, green, oolong, and white orthodox teas. Read more

Tea Report

The espresso machine manufacturer is adding a branch office in Germany. Read more

Coffee Report

German specialty tea company Tea Gshwendner is importing 1.5 metric tons of green tea from Shan State in eastern Myanmar (formerly Burma). Read more

Tea Report

COTECA

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Hamburg Messe teamed with STiR coffee and tea and the German Roasters Guild in September to host a successful Coffee Tea and Cocoa/Global Industry Expo. An estimated 3,600 attendees and nearly 200 exhibitors attended. Read more

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In an effort to reduce waste a major city in Germany has banned the purchase of coffee capsules for state office buildings, schools, and universities. Read more

Features

Coffee Shippers Confront Myriad Challenges

Photo by Dan Bolton

Hamburg SUD’s Frank Leck, senior sales manager import central Europe, explains from his vantage the challenges facing green coffee shippers. Read more

Features

German tea exports grew significantly and imports were up 5.6% to meet demand from several of the world’s oldest and most respected tea blenders. Gebrüder Wollenhaupt is one of the leading premium tea companies. Read more

Features

Kaffee Campus the highly praised training program of the German Roasters Guild will partner with COTECA (Coffee Tea and Cocoa/Global Industry Expo) to produce workshops, cuppings, and presentations at the Hamburg Messe Sept. 7-9, 2016. Read more

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