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Vietnam joins tea, coffee festival at UN headquarters in New York

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam and 14 other world leading tea and coffee exporters, including China, the Philippines and India took part in a tea and coffee festival at the United Nations headquarters in New York on May 18. The event was organised by the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) and the association of wives of Arab diplomats in the UN.

Chinese city of Chongqing becomes world’s major coffee distribution hub

CHONGQING, People’s Republic of China – Chongqing in southwest of China has become one of the world's major distribution centre and country's largest e-commerce platform for coffee. Even though Chongqing does not produce coffee beans, the coffee exchange has benefitted from the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe railway that runs directly ...

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee wins Queen’s awards for sustainability

LONDON, UK – Union Hand-Roasted Coffee has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success in sustainability. Union is one of the UK’s most established craft coffee roasters, and has won the award for its pioneering business model Union Direct Trade ...

Commodities group sees Brazilian production down by 20 percent in 2017/18

MILAN – Coffee production in Brazil is likely to drop between 15 and 20 percent on year due to the off-year in the biennial cycle, according to Joseph Reiner - global head of coffee for Chinese commodities group COFCO. The estimate is based on a field survey led by the company’s research team in the past weeks.

Germany’s most sustainably transported coffee arrives on Earth Day

BREMEN, Germany – Organic coffee transported between continents by wind, the sailing cargo ship the Avontuur will arrive in Bremen, Germany on Earth Day 2017 signalling a foundational shift towards a truly sustainable shipping culture. Timbercoast, the owner of the Avontuur, with their partners at SLOKOFFIE are accelerating the development of ...

Probat equips Costa’s new Basildon roastery with state-of-the-art solutions

EMMERICH AM RHEIN, Germany – Probat, the world`s leading manufacturer of plants and machinery for the coffee industry, delivers a complete turnkey roasting plant for Costa`s new roasting facility in Basildon, Essex. In close co-operation with Costa´s experts, engineers at Germany based Probat developed an individual plant design ...

UCC Coffee and Hotel Chocolat join forces at London Coffee Festival

LONDON, UK – UCC Coffee UK & Ireland and Hotel Chocolat have joined forces for this year’s London Coffee Festival, marking the highlight of London’s coffee calendar with unique sensory lab sessions to explore what makes coffee and chocolate great. In the 30-minute sessions, Gayan Munaweera, head of coffee quality ...

Tata Global Beverages ties up with Alibaba to take Tetley tea bags to China

NEW DELHI, India – About 300 years after the British East India Company introduced tea plantations in India to kill Chinese monopoly on its trade, the Indian owners of a classic British tea brand are introducing it in China. Tata Global Beverages Ltd has entered a tie-up with e-commerce firm Alibaba to sell Tetley tea bags ...

Ethiopian exporters pensive as big changes loom in the coffee sector

ADDIS ABABA – New changes in the coffee sector are on the horizon but there have been some differences of opinion observed during the latest meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office, Capital learnt. Most aspects of the coffee industry, from farming to export, have been under stress since the sector suffered from lack of attention ...

Cepea says 20% of the Brazilian Arabica 2016/17 crop is left to be traded

SAO PAULO, Brazil – The arabica volume left from the 2016/17 season at growers and cooperatives is around 20% of the production, considering regions surveyed by Cepea. In the same period last year, roughly 15% of the crop was still available to be traded. Most part of this product left in 2017 has intermediate quality, but there is also ...