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Regardless of the resolution of the UK’s long Brexit saga, the tea industry will be significantly affected. The main impacts are already apparent. 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

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Latte Levy’s Unintended Toll

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A proposed tax on disposable paper cups with plastic linings would stop one in three coffee drinkers from visiting a British coffee shop, according to a poll. Read more

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The latest round of market research will dampen the spirits of even the most stout-hearted British tea purveyor. Read more

Tea Report

The tea-dominated culture of Britain, marked by stability and standardized brands, is now among the most dynamic coffee markets in the world, driven by specialty brewing and growth in locations. Read more

Features

A loss of shoppers in a key retail area is being blamed for slow sales among Costa Coffee’s outlets across the United Kingdom. Read more

Coffee Report

TWG’s new outlet combines modern trends with the luxury tradition of Mariage Frere’s Paris salon tea fantasy palace and the now-defunct New York Russian Tea Room: Read more

Tea Report

Whittard of Chelsea illustrates the tremendous shifts in the UK tea market and how a heritage company must innovate to thrive and expand its horizons to survive. Read more

Tea Report

One of the joys of tea has been the astonishing variety, range and artistry of the cups and pots it’s served in. Read more

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Yorkshire Tea’s Biscuit Brew is a new slant on an old tradition. It combines the British Builder tea – heavy basic black and now smoothed and enhanced as English Breakfast -- with a chocolate or milk digestive biscuit perched on the saucer. Read more

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Efforts are under way to separate the United Kingdom’s largest coffee chain from the larger Whitbread, a company that owns the Premier In hotel chain and restaurant interests. The move, as reported by The Guardian, would take two years to complete. Read more

Coffee Report

China becoming a major export market for Indian and Sri Lankan black tea and English name brand tea bags. Read more

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Shell and UK-based bio-bean have found a way to use coffee grounds waste to help power London’s famed double-decker buses. Read more

Coffee Report

Recyclers do not like paper coffee cups. The plastic inner lining causes problems in the recycling process. The situation is so severe in the United Kingdom that Parliament is considering a 25-pence “latte levy” and a possible ban on disposable cups. Read more

Coffee Report

Sales in coffee shops across the United Kingdom grew 7.3% during 2017, according to a new report by Allegra World Coffee Portal. Read more

Coffee Report

A November 2017 article summarizes its globalization strategy. This seems a useful general blueprint that captures many of the features of other firms that are expanding into new domestic as well as international markets. Read more

Tea Report

Sainsbury’s announcement that it is bringing oversight of its sustainable sourcing in-house has alarmed many supporters of the Fair Trade, UZI, the Rainforest Alliance, and organic certification schemes. Read more

Tea Report

UK-based Raw Bean introduced its new fully biodegradable, single-serve Bean Bags for sale online and at Waitrose stores throughout the country. Read more

Coffee Report

Twinings, the UK’s best known and oldest tea company, has introduced a special edition of Beauty and The Beast packaging in the US to coincide with the release of the Disney film. Read more

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Interior design company Lotusier has introduced the Tea Humidor, a new approach to storing fine teas. Read more

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