Starbucks is working with technology giant Microsoft to expand its ability to anticipate customers’ orders and suggest new purchases. Read more

Coffee Report

Drones are a powerful tool in the sustainable development to increase global food supply by 70% in the next decade to meet population growth. Read more


The Tea Board of India announces an initiative for small tea growers that five years ago would have seemed a fantasy - a smartphone app. Read more

Tea Report

The East Africa Community secretariat and the European Union are addressing technical barriers to trade in five countries. Standards are under review with publication of the revisions expected by June. Read more

Tea Report

Dollar Tea Club, a subscription service based in Toronto, offers artisan teas in small amounts using the technology. Read more

Tea Report

Precision agriculture is the emerging mainstream of farming, using technology to zero in for the tightest degree of control and management. Read more


Tracing the origin story from seed to cup is the ultimate in marketing artisan coffee. Read more


In June Nestlé will launch a new initiative to build partnerships with startup companies via a global open innovation platform called Henri@Nestlé. Read more


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    Old locks restricted transit of ultra large container vessels (ULCV) through the Panama Canal

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