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

Features

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

News

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

Coffee Report

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

Tea Report

The Specialty Coffee Association is asking for help to better define its research agenda to focus on topics useful to its members. To do this, the SCA Research Center has launched an online survey. more

Coffee Report

UC-Davis-Coffee-Lab

Photo by Reeta Asmai/UC Davis

Espresso machine manufacturer La Marzocco recently pledged $750,000 to the University of California, Davis, to support the college’s new Coffee Center building and its coffee science research efforts. more

Coffee Report

Epigenesis refers to the molecular processes that turn individual genes on and off. These are triggered by food, drinks, pollution, exercise, stress, and other aspects of “life experience.” more

Tea Report

Good agricultural practices, widely promoted in the coffee lands, may actually depress profits. more

News

A new study identified coffee’s dependence on bees as a significant threat in regions where higher temperatures reduce both the number and variety of these industrious insects. more

News

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