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Uncertainty over tariffs that impose stiff import duties on coffee and tea remain a pressing concern despite word the US and China are nearing a trade war truce. Read more

News

The US Department of Agriculture in November published interim final rules for the cultivation and production of hemp products a year after the US legalized non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Read more

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US consumers spent millions adding oils to their coffee, sipping hemp tea and CBD cold brew, and more following the December 2018 legalization of hemp cultivation. Underpinning the rush to experiment was the false assumption that it was safe. Read more

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Retail coffee in the United States continued to grow in 2018 topping out at $87 billion in sales, according to a new report issued in November by the Specialty Coffee Association. Read more

Coffee Report

A five-year agriculture program supported with U.S. dollars recently ended with about 40,000 farmers showing improvement in production and expansion of export markets. Now, a new initiative begins to push those accomplishments even further. Read more

Coffee Report

Bigelow Tea has joined a very small number of companies certified as B Corporations, where B stands for benefits. These companies have shown a proven commitment to making their business “a positive force for social and environmental change.” Read more

Tea Report

American Shaman, an American retailer known for its enthusiasm for CBD, notes that now that cultivating hemp is legal in the United States is a rush to deliver more palatable and convenient forms of cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive companion to THC. Read more

Features

Consumers in the US are now paying a putative 15% tariff on Chinese tea with the possibility of further increases as high as 25% in the months ahead. Read more

Features

Ito En has contracted with Walmart to stock two of its top-selling teas nationwide in the US. Read more

Tea Report

Decoupling the deeply entwined US and Chinese trade relationships will have a profound and largely negative impact on coffee and tea retail. Read more

Features

A poll of 2,000 US coffee drinkers by Peet’s Coffee & Tea shows the importance of coffee freshness and flavor. Read more

News

While the impacts of the inclusion of Chinese tea imports in the U.S. trade war are unclear and the details labyrinthine, one certainty is that there will be tariff evasion. This is a sophisticated, pervasive art form in world trade. Read more

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The Philippine fast-food giant that purchased Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in July, has expressed an interest in additional mergers or acquisitions in the United States and China. Read more

Coffee Report

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

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The US Federal Trade Commission is reviewing social media promotions by the makers of “detox” teas. Read more

Tea Report

Continued volatility poses a threat to processed coffees Read more

Features

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

News

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

Features

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

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