quality control

Plucking cannot commence until Feb. 18 in the major producing states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Manipur. Lower altitude Bengal and Bihar can begin as early as Feb. 11. Read more

Tea Report

Third-party certifications heralded as progressive solutions are souring for producers as the priority of marketing engagement trumps poverty relief. Read more


Nepal's National Tea and Coffee Development Board is proposing a new strategic plan that focuses on coffee quality control and productivity. Read more

Coffee Report

A Ugandan farmers union wants a new law to protect the quality of coffee exported from the country. Read more

Coffee Report

Tea blender Manjiv Jayakumar at QTrade Tea & Herbs in Cerritos describes three trends that have led to the surge in tea products and the expansion of tea processing during the past 10 years. Read more



Gabrielle Parker

Laboratory testing plays a vital role in ensuring that tea consistently reflects the standard of the brand. Read more


Beverage sensory and quality management solutions provider FlavorActiV Ltd., and Coffee Enterprises, have partnered with UK roaster Square Mile Coffee to develop an innovative coffee sensory calibration program. Read more


This article is the first in a series looking at some of the latest instruments and technologies available to assess, or in the case of this piece, interpret the quality of coffee. Read more


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