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2nd – 31th August Holiday

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By   4 weeks ago

Comunicaffe International is closed for holiday until August 31st. During this period, we will be posting updates on a regular basis. Please note that website may not be always online due to maintenance works.

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FUTURES MARKETS – ICE posts biggest one day rally since May

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By   4 weeks ago

Arabica coffee on ICE Futures U.S. jumped on Thursday to their highest level in two-and-a-half months posting the biggest one-day rally since May.

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ICO – World coffee exports slightly down in June

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By   4 weeks ago

LONDON – World coffee exports amounted to 9.19 million bags in June 2014, compared with 9.2 million bags in June 2013.

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SEGAFREDO ZANETTI – Let’s enjoy “il vero espresso italiano” at 2.800m height!

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By   4 weeks ago

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso has recently opened a café in Quito, the Middle of the World.

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SIGEP 2015 – Great International events set for the artisan pastry world

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By   4 weeks ago

RIMINI, Italy – The schedule of great international events which the 36th edition of SIGEP (Rimini Fiera, 17-21 January 2015) will dedicate to the artisan pastry world has already taken shape.

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GLOBAL NEWS – Mondelez International appoints Mark Clouse as Chief Growth Officer

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By   4 weeks ago

DEERFIELD, Ill., US – Mondelez International named yesterday Mark Clouse as Chief Growth Officer.

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US – NAMA announces release of 2014 Annual Operating Ratio Report

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By   4 weeks ago

CHICAGO – NAMA announces the release of the association’s Operating Ratio Report for 2014.

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CANADA – RealCup brand of capsules expands distribution with Marley Coffee in national retail

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By   4 weeks ago

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The RealCup brand portfolio of single-serve capsules will see expanded distribution this month with three major Canadian grocery chains signing on to carry Marley Coffee in the RealCup brand of capsules.

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GLOBAL NEWS – Mondelez International, DE Master Blenders may sell their French brands Grand Mere and L’Or

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By   1 month ago

MILAN – Mondelez International and DE Master Blenders may sell their French brands Grand Mere and L’Or as they prepare to merge their coffee businesses, media sources reported.

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STARBUCKS – Revenues increase 11%; earnings per share surge 22% to a Q3 record $0.67

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By   1 month ago

SEATTLE – Starbucks Corporation released on Thursday, after the closing bell, its 13-week fiscal third quarter and 39-week fiscal year for the period ended June 29, 2014. Q3 Fiscal 2014 Highlights:

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GLOBAL NEWS – Dunkin’ Brands reports first quarter 2014 results

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By   1 month ago

CANTON, Mass., US – Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), yesterday reported results for the first quarter ended March 29, 2014. First Quarter 2014 Key Financial Highlights

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GLOBAL NEWS – Coca-Cola Company reports worldwide volume growth of 3% in second quarter

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By   1 month ago

ATLANTA, US – The Coca-Cola Company released earlier this week its second quarter and year-to-date 2014 results.

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RUSSIA – Shokoladnitsa ready to buy out coffee chain rival

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By   1 month ago

MOSCOW – Shokoladnitsa, one of Russia’s biggest coffee chains, is close to seal a deal to buy out its rival company Coffee House, Kommersant reported Thursday, citing sources close to the negotiations.

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US – NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett to speak at 2014 SEVA Convention

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By   1 month ago

CHICAGO – NAMA announced today that Dale Jarrett, former NASCAR champion, will be the special guest speaker at the Southeastern Vending Association (SEVA) 2014 Convention August 5-7 in Destin, Fla.

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US – KonaRed expands into New York City Metro Area

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By   1 month ago

KOLOA, Hawaii – KonaRed yesterday announced its expansion into the New York metropolitan area via Preferred Beverage Distributors. Splash Beverage Group negotiated and manages this partnership.

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STARBUCKS – Conference call set to announce Q3 fiscal year 2014 results

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By   2 months ago

SEATTLE, US – Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) plans to release its third quarter fiscal year 2014 financial results after the market close on Thursday, July 24, 2014, with a conference call to follow at 2:00 p.m. PT.

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SAUDI ARABI – The first International Coffee & Chocolate Exhibition to be held in December

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By   1 month ago

The first International Coffee & Chocolate Exhibition will be held on 16 – 19 December, 2014, at Al Khozama Hall, Riyadh KSA.

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ITALY – Nuova Simonelli and Coffee Kids in a new project of solidarity

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By   1 month ago

BELFORTE DEL CHIENTI – Nuova Simonelli and Coffee Kids working together. In September a project of solidarity will improve access to education for children from coffee farming communities.

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CHINA – Yunnan sets up national coffee trading center

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By   2 months ago

KUNMING – Southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Wednesday announced construction of a national coffee center in Pu’er City, reports the People’s Daily English edition.

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THAILAND – Starbucks community store celebrates its anniversary with a donation to coffee farmers

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By   2 months ago

Daily life is difficult for the hill-tribes in Northern Thailand. Many farm families are struggling to break out of poverty, and have limited access to education and health care.

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RESEARCH – High-end coffee and smallholding growers in Guatemala

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By   2 months ago

Edward Fischer and Bart Victor of Vanderbilt University have recently published an article in the Latin American Research Review on High-End Coffee and Smallholding Growers in Guatemala.

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UK – Phone box to become a coffee shop

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By   2 months ago

LONDON – Thinking Outside the Box, which describes itself as a charitable trust supporting homelessness projects around the country, has applied to Southwark Council, in south east London, for permission to convert a phone box in St Thomas Street into a retail unit.

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IVORY COAST – Nestle starts the distribution of disease-resistant plants

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By   2 months ago

MILAN – Nestle SA has started the distribution of disease-resistant plants to coffee farmers in Ivory Coast to replace old and unproductive coffee trees.

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HONDURAS – Coffee leaf-rust disease had a negative impact on the economy

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By   2 months ago

On June 9, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Honduras. Under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year.

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INDUSTRY NEWS – New vertical warehouse at Dalla Corte’s plant

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By   2 months ago

The new Dalla Corte’s automated vertical warehouse has been operating since mid-June. A 7 metre-high “chest” that makes the storing area even more capacious and functional.

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4C ASSOCIATION – Annual Report OUT NOW!

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By   2 months ago

As the title of the 4C Association’s 2013 Annual Report suggests, the global coffee platform had a remarkable year in fostering a greater understanding and adoption of the 4C Entry-level standard, furthering collaborations with other sustainability standards as well as gaining sector-wide support to tackle critical issues affecting coffee stakeholders the world over.

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COOPERATION – USAID, Keurig Green Mountain, Cooperative Coffees, Starbucks and Root Capital launch $23 million Resilience Fund to help coffee growers in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By   2 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C., US – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Cooperative Coffees, Starbucks, and Root Capital, yesterday (Thursday, June 19, 2014) launched the Coffee Farmer Resilience Fund.

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US – DNA Brands launches product introduction in Missouri with Kohlfeld Distributing

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By   2 months ago

BOCA RATON, FL – DNA Brands, Inc. announced yesterday that Kohlfeld Distributing has agreed to distribute DNA’s line of products and has placed an opening order for immediate delivery.

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US – Leadership & Recognition for Illy’s Responsible Supply Chain Processes

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By   2 months ago

NEW YORK –Illycaffe SpA (illy) is once again being recognized for its leadership in sustainability, recently earning its Responsible Supply Chain Process recertification from DNV GL Business Assurance, a world leading independent authority that certifies the performances of products, processes and governance across a wide range of industries.

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SCAE – The new Barista Guild of Europe announces first European Barista Camp

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By   2 months ago

LONDON, UK — Amongst many new products, tasty coffees and a new World Barista Champion, perhaps the most exciting event at this year’s World of Coffee, was the presentation of a European Barista Camp.

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UGANDA – Agriculture minister says coffee regulations need to be reviewed

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By   2 months ago

Uganda’s  agriculture minister Tress Bucyanayandi called for a review of the coffee regulation in order to better address the big challenges facing the industry.

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CANADA – Tim Hortons Camp Day raises $11.8 million

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By   2 months ago

OAKVILLE, ON – With coffee cups in hand, Tim Hortons guests and restaurant owners from across North America came together to raise $11.8 million during this year’s Camp Day on Wednesday, June 4. 

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US – Keurig Green Mountain to bring the Keurig Brewed seal to Harris Teeter K-Cup Packs

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By   2 months ago

WATERBURY, Vt. – Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., announced that it is now the exclusive manufacturer of Harris Teeter branded K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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PACKAGING FOR COFFEE – Safety and quality in a composite can

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By   2 months ago

Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), European leader in the packaging market, is presenting the results from its tests on containers developed for maintaining optimal coffee freshness at the World of Coffee in Rimini (10-12 June 2014)

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NEW MATERIALS – Dalla Corte presents the first machines to comply with FDA’s regulations

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By   3 months ago

Safety first: in fulfillment of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s criteria, Dalla Corte has adopted a new, safer alloy in the manufacture of espresso machine parts that come into contact with water, while preserving its machines’ reliability and thermal stability

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WORLD OF COFFEE IN RIMINI – Pentair selected as Filtration provider

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By   3 months ago

MILAN – Pentair selected as Filtration provider for World Barista Championships at 2014 World of Coffee event in Rimini, Italy Europe’s leading speciality Coffee event will host the World Barista Championship Finals during the three day event held in Rimini on 10th – 12th June.

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COLOMBIA – FNC exports the ‘New School’ educational model to Vietnam

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By   3 months ago

Manizales – The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), through the Caldas Departmental Committee, was selected by the Vietnamese government to help implement the Escuela Nueva (New School) educational model.

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OBITUARY – Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf founder Herbert Hyman dies at age of 82

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By   4 months ago

CAMARILLO, Calif. – On April 28, Herbert Hyman, who founded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the 1960s and saw the premium coffee chain grow to hundreds of stores around the world, passed away at the age of 82, surrounded by loved ones in his home in Camarillo.

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Italian Barista Champion, Francesco Sanapo, Opens Ditta Artigianale, his first coffee shop in Florence, Italy

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By   4 months ago

Italian Barista Champion, Francesco Sanapo, Opens Ditta Artigianale in Florence, Italy

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EXCLUSIVE: ACMAVOLPAK AT INTERPACK – Flexible solutions for the fast moving consumer goods market

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By   4 months ago

AcmaVolpak, part of the Coesia Group, will exhibit some of its latest solutions for fast moving consumer goods sectors – including Tea & Coffee, Bakery, Beverages, Food, Confectionery & Chocolate products, Home and Personal Care – at interpack 2014, a world leading trade fair for the packaging sector.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN – Japanese roasters hit by dwindling supply

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By   1 month ago

A significant shortfall in the supply of Jamaica’s Blue Mountain coffee is forcing Japanese distributors to raise prices or halt sales of the famed Caribbean variety that has found avid fans in the Country of the Rising Sun.

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CHINA – Yunnan Coffee Trading Center settles in Pu’er

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By   1 month ago

According to Pu’er Daily, the municipal government of Pu’er City and Kunming Jinyuan Flower Industry Co., Ltd. (Jinyuan Flower for short) held ceremonies on July 9 to mark the signing of an agreement on a collaboration project between the two and the initiation of that project.

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UK – Fairtrade on the menu at 2014 Commonwealth Games

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GLASGOW – Small-scale farmers and workers in the developing world should be set to benefit from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, thanks to the decision to source all bananas, tea, coffee and sugar for athletes, officials, workers and visitors as Fairtrade – following the precedent set by the London 2012 Olympics.

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VIETNAM – Dak lak province boosts certification efforts to improve quality, increase revenues

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By   2 months ago

The Dak Lak province in the Central Highlands – Vietnams’s main coffee area – ships its coffee to more than 60 countries or territories around the world, report local media.

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NEW IDEAS – Refilly: the smart refill

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By   2 months ago

MILAN, Italy – New from illy: meet Refilly, an innovative refill system to use with the classic 250 g illy blend can in the home that protects all the goodness of the coffee as well as the environment.

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US – “Think Global – Eat Local” monthly promotions to feature roast master Patrick O’Malley

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By   2 months ago

SCOTTSDALE – Scramble – A Breakfast Joint in Phoenix and Scottsdale has always been proud of its commitment to buy from local farmers and artisan purveyors. And starting Thursday, June 26, it’s putting the spotlight on them as it launches its “Think Global – Eat Local” monthly series.

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ASIA – Cooks’ Esquires opens 14th Chinese store

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By   2 months ago

Cooks Global Foods’ Beijing-based master franchisee has opened its 14th new Esquires store in China.

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NESTLE – World’s favourite coffee brand, Nescafé, launches REDvolution

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By   2 months ago

Nescafé, the world’s first instant coffee and the fifth most valuable food and drink brand, is launching a unified, global look and feel across all products in the 180 countries where the coffee is sold.

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USA – Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen increases national retail distribution with new grocery chain customer H-E-B Grocery Stores

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By   2 months ago

ORLANDO, Fla. – Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen, a 34-year leader in specialty coffee, today announced that it is increasing its national retail distribution by adding a significant new grocery customer, H-E-B Grocery Stores.

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VIDEO – The Domestic Market for Rwandan Coffee

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By   5 months ago

Gilbert Gatali, managing director of KZ Noir, discusses the coffee trading company’s work to enhance the domestic market for Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee in Rwanda. 

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SCAE – Annemarie Tiemes interviewed by Franco Bazzara

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By   6 months ago

MILAN – SCAE coordinator, Annemarie Tiemes was recently interviewed by Franco Bazzara during her visit to the new Bazzara Coffee Academy in Trieste.

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VIDEO – Bernardinelli, La Marzocco CEO, live on CNBC TV

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By   7 months ago

MILAN – Guido Bernardinelli, La Marzocco CEO, was interviewed live from the satellite channel specializing in economics CNBC. In the video below the complete recording of the intervention. The audio is subtitled in English.

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VIDEO – How to drink coffee in space without burning your face off

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By   10 months ago

Zero gravity is all fine and well — but not being able to grab a cup of joe in the morning would be a huge dealbreaker for many prospective astronauts. Thankfully, NASA has a solution to the problem.

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VIDEO – La Marzocco featured on Discovery Channel’s How Do They Do It

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By   11 months ago

MILAN – The show “How Do They Do It?” on The Discovery Science Channel has recently aired a segment devoted to the Italian coffee machine manufacturer La Marzocco.

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US – Televised report offers tour of Marley Coffee Farm in Jamaica and profiles founder and chairman Rohan Marley

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By   11 months ago

DENVER, CO – Marley Coffee, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, was recently spotlighted on FOX TV affiliate KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles.

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VIDEO – Cimbali: the new M100, coffee machines with the third revolution in espresso preparation

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MILAN – This video explains the HD technology, the third revolution in espresso preparation after the lever and the E61 Faema.

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ITALY – illy presents its study about coffee honey

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By   2 months ago

TRIESTE – illycaffè presented the results of an important study about monofloral coffee honey in the agricultural and food industry at the 12th “Conference on the Applications of Magnetic Resonance in Food Science” in Cesena, Italy.

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ITALY – Lavazza and Argotec bring ISSpresso into space

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By   2 months ago

TURIN – “An espresso coffee is what I miss most aboard the International Space Station.” We have repeatedly heard this comment from the Italian astronauts who for 13 years have been at times working in the International Space Station, and today their espresso wish is about to become reality.

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SCIENCE – Water quality is key to a perfect cup of coffee

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By   3 months ago

Scientists have uncovered the surprising secret behind the perfect cup of coffee – reasonably hard tap water. Experts used computational chemistry methods to examine the impact of different compositions of water on the flavour of coffee.

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RESEARCH – Nestlé scientists collaborate to improve understanding of powder dissolution

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Optimal dissolution of powders is critical for providing consumers with a smooth and appealing beverage that ensures adequate delivery and uptake of important nutrients.

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INVENTIONS – La Fenice is the world’s first electromagnetic induction coffee maker

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By   3 months ago

La Fenice is the first coffee machine to use electromagnetic induction to heat the water. That means that it doesn’t need to maintain the water at brewing temperature, so it uses 80 per cent less energy than conventional coffee makers, according to its creators.

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EUROPEAN UNION – EU decrees automatic power-down function in new coffee machines as of 2015

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By   4 months ago

As of 1 January 2015, all new household* coffee machines in the EU will be required to incorporate an energy saving mechanism that automatically stops heating coffee after a period of 5 to 40 minutes.

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STUDY – Coffee industry not great for environment

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By   4 months ago

Every day, coffee fans in cities from San Diego to Stockholm get a dose of self-satisfaction along with their morning caffeine jolt when they order fancy coffee that tastes great and that they assume is helping the environment.

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METEOROLOGY – Tropical Pacific continues to warm; El Niño likely in 2014

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By   4 months ago

MILAN – Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the high probability of an emerging El Niño at 70 per cent and that it will begin to be felt as early as July.

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SIGEP 2015 – The fascination of a top poster

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RIMINI, Italy– Can an expo that highlights the confectionery art be glamorous? The reply, in the case of SIGEP (Rimini Fiera´s International Exhibition of Artisan Gelato, Pastry, Confectionery and Bakery production, whose 36th edition will be held from January 17th to 21st) is affirmative.

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ITALY – Sigep 2015 at Rimini Fiera from January 17th to 21st

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RIMINI – Full speed ahead on work by the organization team on SIGEP 2015, the international expo that is world leader for artisan gelato and confectionery, an acknowledged reference point for bakery and the rapidly growing coffee chain, thanks to the international events scheduled.

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GERMANY – “FFA Nord” – New Exhibition for the Butchery Trade in the North

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HAMBURG – In parallel with INTERNORGA 2015, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) is setting up a new annual event for the butchery trade. “FFA Nord” will be held for the first time at the Exhibition Hall at CCH – Congress Center Hamburg from 15 to 17 March 2015, reflecting the whole process chain of […]

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ETHIOPIA – Aleta Land Group to open trans-border coffee shop in Asia

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By   2 months ago

Aleta Land Coffee, an Ethiopian coffee export company, announced that it would a open trans-border coffee shop in Asia starting next year.

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UK – Coffee chain Harris + Hoole taps Judo Payments for mobile app

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By   2 months ago

Judo Payments – the UK’s leading provider of simple, secure payment solutions for mobile – has announced its collaboration with UK coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole (H+H).

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US – Davinci Gourmet reaches one-million dollar mark in donations to Coffee Kids

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By   2 months ago

BELOIT, Wis. – Since 2006, DaVinci Gourmet has supported Coffee Kids projects all over the world and recently reached one million dollars in donations.

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GLOBAL NEWS – Porirua Barista wins Trans-Tasman competition

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By   2 months ago

A Porirua (New Zealand) local has taken out the barista championship at an Australasian coffee competition.

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WORLD OF COFFEE – International Trade Fair in Rimini is a coffee hit!

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By   2 months ago

RIMINI, Italy –  World of Coffee delighted its organisers, exhibitors and visitors with a stunning brew of competitions, meetings and coffee tastings held over three days in Rimini that ended yesterday, attracting coffee aficionados from all over the world.

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NESTLE – Helping Côte d’Ivoire’s women in cocoa communities

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By   2 months ago

VEVEY, Switzerland – Nestlé has pledged to redouble its efforts to improve the lives of women in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire, from where it sources much of the cocoa for its chocolate.

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INDIA –Tea Production declines in Assam and West Bengal

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By   2 months ago

NEW DELHI – Tea production during the months of April and May, 2014 declined by 30.72 million Kilograms (kgs.) compared to the production during the corresponding period of 2013.

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INDIA – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches new Dark Chocolate Ice Blended

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By   2 months ago

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a leader in product innovation celebrates its signature product, the original Ice Blended beverage with the launch of Dark Chocolate Ice Blended, a special flavour of the month introduced for CBTL loyalists.

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ICCO – World Cocoa Conference concludes with Amsterdam Declaration

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AMSTERDAM – The second edition of the World Cocoa Conference, organized by the International Cocoa Organization and hosted by the Government of the Netherlands, concluded today with the adoption of the Amsterdam Cocoa Declaration, highlighting the progress made in tackling the cocoa industry’s most serious problems.

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SUSTAINABILITY – Barry Callebaut supplier awarded for recycling cocoa husk waste in chocolate packaging

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By   2 months ago

WIEZE, Belgium – Barry Callebaut supplier James Cropper has been awarded the In Green Award for its cocoa husk paper packaging, during the international Luxepack trading fair in Shangai.

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CANADA – Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee wins double silver in Global Packaging Visionary Awards

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By   3 months ago

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc. was recognized by the global packaging industry last night in New York City with two Visionary Awards. 

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COCOA – ICCO releases its revised forecasts for 2013/2014

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By   3 months ago

The International Cocoa Organization, or ICCO released on Friday its revised forecasts for the current 2013/2014 cocoa year and revised estimates of world production, grindings and stocks of cocoa beans for 2012/2013, as summarized below.

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TRADE FAIRS – Hunan Tea Company of China takes the spotlight at World Tea Expo, May 29 – 31, as the Official Origin Sponsor

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By   3 months ago

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Hunan Tea Company Limited of China – one of the largest, global organic tea planters and manufacturers – is the Official Origin Sponsor of World Tea Expo (#WorldTeaExpo), the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100 percent on premium teas and related products.

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