Coffee

TECHNOSERVE TO HELP 60,000 COFFEE FARMING FAMILIES INCREASE INCOME IN BURUNDI

This five-year Burundi Better Coffee Initiative will work across the value chain to help 60,000 coffee farming families increase their coffee incomes and climate resilience BUJUMBURA – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and international nonprofit TechnoServe announced the launch of the Burundi Better Coffee Initiative. Working with partners including the Kahawatu Foundation, the […]

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A CREAMY EXPANSION WITH COUNTLESS FACETS — HOW TO EVALUATE SMELLS, AROMAS AND AROMATIC FAMILIES

Coffee represents a universe as exciting as it is sublime, especially when you realise that months of hard work, effort and countless elaborations along the entire supply chain condense the essence and purity of a product into a few moments of pleasure. In those few seconds when we smell, taste and drink our coffee, a

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MARO MODEL 1 ESPRESSO MACHINE IS A BOLD RETHINKING OF HOME ESPRESSO

There are a lot of coffee devices on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, and while some are gimmicky, others, like the Niche Zero have gone on to be huge successes. The Maro Model 1 is one of the more thoughtful concept espresso machines. Eschewing the trend on startup platforms for lever machines, the Maro Model 1, currently

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LAVAZZA TO ACQUIRE FRENCH COFFEE RETAILER MAXICOFFEE

Italian coffee roaster Lavazza offered to buy Maxicoffee, a French online marketplace of coffee-related goods and services. The amount of the purchase price is undisclosed. MaxiCoffee’s École du Café coffee school and its concept stores offer more than 8,000 items from over 350 brands of whole bean coffee, roasted and ground coffee and portioned coffee,

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INTERNATIONAL COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE EXHIBITION CONCLUDES IN RIYADH

More than 300 domestic and foreign organisations from around the world recently participated in the eighth International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 5-day exhibition, which began on 29 November and ended on 3 December, was designed to attract investors, importers and individuals interested in new coffee and

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COFFEE BOARD TO PROMOTE INDIA’S COFFEE VIA E-COMMERCE

India’s Coffee Board has a roasting and grinding facility at its headquarters in Bengaluru and is committed to promoting pure coffee from India. The Board will deliver orders on the basis of orders received with a minimum margin. Although India is a large country with a huge population and excellent conditions for growing coffee, it

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PHILIPPINE GOV’T BANS COFFEE CULTIVATION ON MT APO

The Philippine government intends to enforce laws banning agriculture and other disruptive human activities in the protected area of Mt Apo, the country’s highest mountain. The head of Mt Apo Nature Park, Shirley Uy, admitted that agricultural activities, especially coffee cultivation, have encroached on the protected mountain for years. The secretary of the Mindanao Development

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GRANDCRU BURUNDI COFFEE AUCTION ON 8TH DECEMBER SUPPORTS WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

The “Grand Cru Burundi” auction ( https://grandcruburundi.com/en/), on 8th December 2022, is building on 10 years of social impact programs developed by JNP Coffee, a woman-owned business founded in 2012, based in Bujumbura, Burundi and Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Auction of highest-scoring specialty coffee celebrates 10 years of social impact for women farmers in Burundi, funding financial

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FLASH COFFEE CUTS JOBS IN SINGAPORE, INDONESIA AS IT SEEKS TO RESTRUCTURE

Singapore-based tech-enabled coffee chain Flash Coffee reportedly laid off some of its employees in Singapore and Indonesia. A Linkedin post by a former employee cited “regional reorganisation and ongoing funding efforts” as the reason for job cuts across markets. As the company is backed by venture capital from investors in the technology industry, the restructuring

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VENEZUELAN COFFEE FARMERS PROTEST, CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT TO ACT

On 22 November, campesinos (farmers) in Venezuela gathered in Caracas to demand that the government protect small and medium-sized farms. Most of the demonstrators came from the states of Lara, Portuguesa and Trujillo, the country’s main coffee producers. With wholesalers offering prices that are less than the cost of production, the demand is for the

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