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A 15% tariff on Chinese tea and coffee imports effective Sept. 1 is proving hard to swallow. Read more

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Continued volatility poses a threat to processed coffees Read more

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For the first time since the country’s founding, U.S. consumers will pay a 10% tariff on Chinese tea beginning Sept. 1. Read more

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All the tea from China will be taxed at least 10% if the Trump Administration carries through on its threat to impose a $300 billion round of tariffs effective Sept. 1. Read more

Tea Report

Musician Willie Nelson produces CBD coffee and tea while the US Food and Drug Administration holds hearings on whether to classify the hemp molecule as an ingredient in foods and drink and possibly a regulated drug. Read more

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The US tea industry drew a collective sigh of relief following President Donald Trump’s late-June decision to postpone levying tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods. Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a resumption of trade negotiations. Read more

Tea Report

The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to investigate celebrity endorsements of detox teas. Read more

Tea Report

Import taxes could conceivably cost Americans $135 billion. America’s “get tough on China” stance has its fans, but no one interviewed favors adding 25% to the cost of importing Chinese tea. Read more

Tea Report

Few Americans can assess the immense impact of tariffs on every Chinese import, but they will easily notice the difference between a $6 box of 100 teabags and one that sells for $7.50. Read more

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A new headquarters to house InterAmerican Coffee and Rothfos Corporation will open this summer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Read more

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China ships very little coffee to the US but it is America’s largest supplier of green tea. The World’s Top Exports website, using data compiled from the US Department of Agriculture, lists China as the world’s top tea exporting nation. Read more

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Rick Anguilla joined Oregon-based Dutch Bros Coffee in April as the company’s first-ever chief marketing officer. He will serve as the company’s brand strategist. Read more

Coffee Report

Peet’s Coffee recently expanded its Order Ahead phone app with the goal of enhancing the customer experience. Now consumers can save time by ordering in advance and find orders waiting when they arrive. Read more

Coffee Report

Citing concerns for cultural appropriation, Kickapoo Coffee will be changing its name before January 2020. No new name has been disclosed. Read more

Coffee Report

Tiesta Tea is built on a concept of branding that is directly opposite that of the tea industry norm. Read more

Tea Report

U.S. sanctions imposed to punish Iran have cut demand as traders are scared to transact with Iran for fear of not getting paid as banks shy away from remitting money from the country. Read more

Tea Report

A new trends report shows nearly two-thirds of American coffee drinkers now spend more for quality. They are also drinking less coffee at home in the morning and more in the afternoon. Read more

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Three Hawaiian coffee farmers claim the market is flooded with fake Kona coffee and they are going to court to stop it. Read more

Coffee Report

Kombucha is already the fastest growing segment of the beverage market in North America with accelerating sales in Asia Pacific regions. Reports predict a 15-25% compounded annual global growth rate. Read more

Tea Report

The withdrawal of the United States from the International Coffee Agreement has forced the International Coffee Organization to reorganize due to a funding gap. Read more

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