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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

News

The US continues to lead global coffee shop innovation across quality and product development, with Allegra World Coffee Portal recording healthy annual outlet growth of 3.8% in a fiercely competitive market. Read more

News

After 20 years of development, a new coffee hybrid has been created on the Hawaiian island of Kona. Read more

Coffee Report

In September the US began taxing $200 billion worth of Chinese goods at 10%, a rate that may rise to 25% in 2019. Read more

News

Coffee comfort was all that many shops could offer in the aftermath of devastating Hurricane Florence. Read more

News

Tea was not among the $200 billion in Chinese imports subject to a 10% US tariff announced Sept. 24 but coffee will be taxed by China in retaliation. Read more

News

Straw Ban Bothers Boba Fans

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Bubble tea aficionados respond strongly to the idea of drinking bubble tea without a straw. Read more

Tea Report

Tea was not among the $200 billion in Chinese imports subject to a 10% US tariff announced Sept. 24. Read more

News

Alliant Coffee Solutions, office product provider for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL), is producing sustainable packaging for CBTL’s soft coffee pods. Read more

Coffee Report

Iran is beginning to feel the effects of renewed economic sanctions imposed by the United States and one of its first problems is adequate tea imports. Read more

Tea Report

Starbucks’ global research & development division has designed a straw-less lid allowing the company to eliminate plastic straws by 2020. Read more

Coffee Report

Family-owned Bigelow Tea is now a registered Benefit Corporation, a category of firms that designate social responsibility as a core business goal in the pursuit of a positive social and environmental impact. Read more

Tea Report

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee chain with more than 1,200 retail outlets around the world, announced in late June that it plans to open 100 new locations in New York City. Read more

Coffee Report

Nouvelle-Orléans remains the steadfast companion of coffee, weathering 300 years of storm and strife as the coffee gateway to the USA. Today it is the No. 1 US port for imported coffee, exceeding tonnage landed in New York. Read more

Features

The American Specialty Tea Alliance registered in June in the US as a non-profit supporting the tea industry’s small business segment. Read more

Tea Report

Loring Smart Roast has introduced a Windows-based software application that allows roasters to design and edit roast profiles on their computer. Display of post-roast data is presented as a graph along with detailed diagnostic information. Read more

Equipment

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. Read more

Tea Report

Canada levies a 10% surtax on a large selection of U.S. products - including coffee - in response to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Read more

News

Coffee drinkers in the US reversed a six-year decline as past-day consumption rose to 64% among adults, according to the National Coffee Association. Read more

News

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