Starbucks Coffee Is the Only One That Rocks, EU Court Says

Starbucks Corp. defeated a Belgian coffee lover at a European Union court in a long-winded fight to quash her EU-wide rights to a trademark emblazoned with the words “Coffee Rocks.”

The label was far...

Uk coffee shop market resilient but Brexit uncertainty hinders growth

The £9.6bn UK coffee shop market grew by 7.3% in turnover during 2017, making it one of the UK’s strongest performing sectors.

Project Café2018 UK, the definitive new report from Allegra World Coffee...

African producers should get onto the specialty coffee market, says expert

In an increasingly speculative market context, subject to many prices fluctuation factors, it will be profitable for Africa to get onto the specialty coffee market, Edward George, research manager at...

Prime Minister dissolves the Tanzania Coffee Development Trust Fund

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa last week dissolved the Tanzania Coffee Development Trust Fund (TCDF), saying it was not legally established. He ordered the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) to...

Waitrose stops selling coffee tins showing slaves working on plantations

Waitrose has removed coffee tins showing slaves working on plantations from its shelves following a backlash from customers.

The illustrations appeared on the sides of packaging sold by Italian...

ICO monthly statistics: World coffee exports down 9.2 percent in November

According to ICO’s monthly figures, world coffee exports amounted to 9.02 million bags in November 2017, down 9.2 percent from 9.93 million in November 2016.

Exports of Arabica were down 5.5 percent...

Russia agrees to lift ban on tea imports from Sri Lanka

Russia agreed to lift the restriction on the imports of agriculture products including tea from Sri Lanka from Dec. 30, a Sri Lankan minister here said on Monday.

The official delegation from the Sri...

Sri Lanks delegation arrives in Russia for settlement of Ceylon tea supply with holding issue

Two ministers are leading a delegation to Moscow to request the suspension on Sri Lankan tea imports is lifted.

Imports were halted last week after Russia found an insect known as the Khapra beetle...

Bristol City Council will to introduce coffee tax of 5p for single-use cups

In what is thought to be the first measure of its kind among British local authorities, cafes in council-run buildings in Bristol are set to introduce a charge for single-use cups

The City’s council...

ISSpresso espresso-machine successfully completes the mission Coffee in Space

After 32 months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), at 400 kilometres above the Earth’s surface, December 14th marked the end of the mission “Coffee in Space”, featuring ISSpresso: the...

ICO Report: Coffee market turns negative as Robusta prices decline

The ICO composite indicator price averaged 117.26 US cents/lb in November 2017, down 2.3% from October 2017. However, nearly all of the decrease occurred in prices for Robusta, which decreased by 7.2%...

ICO: World coffee exports were down 11.4 percent on year in October

World coffee exports amounted to 8.8 million bags in October 2017, a fall of 11.4% compared with 9.93 million bags in October 2016, reports the International Coffee Organization.

Exports of Arabica...

Scientific Conference on the quality of coffee kicked off yesterday in Camerino

The International Hub for Coffee Research and Innovation is crossing the finish line on its first year. To celebrate this anniversary, the Coffee Hub will organize the first of a series of...

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