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Researchers at McGill University report that filter media containing polyethylene releases “unusually high” concentrations of plastic nanoparticles. Read more

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Research on the potential health benefits of tea has moved from the leaf to extracted biochemical compounds in a test tube. The “magic molecule” in green tea shows powerful potential for cancer treatment. Add to this quantum dots. Read more

Tea Report

New research analysis highlights what many athletes have believed for years. Taking caffeine before exercise may improve performance. Read more

Coffee Report

Americans like to chill. Nearly everyone is aware of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and one-in-four drink it regularly, according to the latest and largest national consumer survey of coffee drinkers. Read more

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Coffee grown in full sun generally produces higher yields but researchers at Columbia University and Cornell who applied an economic model to shade-grown coffee suggest farmers will benefit from higher price premiums. Read more

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Scientists in the United Kingdom have found a way to generate electricity using coffee processing’s liquid waste. Read more

Coffee Report

Cold brew has grown in popularity in part because the drink is marketed as having lower acidity. Researchers, however, determined the acidity in the two drinks is the same. In addition, hot coffee provides higher levels of antioxidants. Read more

Coffee Report

Centering Research on Coffee

Photo by Dan Shryock

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. Read more

Features

The Tocklai Tea Research Institute, located in Assam, India, is the oldest and largest tea r&d center in the world. Read more

Tea Report

Growing Coffee on the Frinj

Photo by Dan Shryock/STiR

The September conference featured four full days of scientific studies with a special focus on reaching out to industry professionals. Read more

News

A new study indicates caffeine may activate genetic circuitry to help treat medical conditions. Read more

Coffee Report

Research studies are now able to show specific molecular cause-effect relationships instead of correlations that are suggestive but do not meet standards of scientific evidence. Read more

Tea Report

Daniele Giovannucci and Luis F. Samper team with Brazilian researcher Luciana Marques Vieira to publish a United Nations financed report on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain. Read more

Features

Finlay Extracts and Ingredients' announcement of a new $17 million R&D lab highlights several rapidly accelerating trends in the convergence of tea and flavored coffee. Read more

Tea Report

The University of California at Davis announced it will establish a Global Tea Institute for the Study of Tea Culture and Science. Read more

Tea Report

Nestlé SA wants to double its production of Dolce Gusto coffee pods at a Brazilian facility. To reach its goal, however, the multinational company is investing in some research and development. Read more

Coffee Report

Dr. Mark Corey is the National Coffee Association’s new director for scientific affair and project management. Read more

Coffee Report

Starbucks Open Visitor Center on Farm

MATT GLAC

The retail coffee giant recently opened a Costa Rican visitor center, a working farm that gives guests the chance to follow the coffee process from the field to the cup. Read more

Coffee Report

American millennials may be losing their taste for iced tea, according to results of a poll released this month by YouGov BrandIndex. Read more

Tea Report

Tea Species Threatened

Photo courtesy Fauna & Flora International

Despite hundreds of millions of cultivated plants producing billions of kilos annually, researchers report two of the world’s tea species could soon be extinct. Read more

Tea Report

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