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Coffee production to be introduced in school curriculum in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government of Jamaica is looking into the possibility of setting up a coffee academy to commence production within schools in Jamaica. Addressing yesterday's post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Minister of Education Youth, and Information Ruel Reid said ...

Wave Investments bets on Bkon transforming the future of cold brew

PHILADELPHIA, U.S. – BKON, a pioneering beverage technology company, announces partnership with WAVE Investments GmbH — a newly formed private equity group, uniquely focused on advancing the growth of companies within the Global Specialty Coffee segment.

New recyclable cup can hold hot coffee for more than two days

KOTKA, Finland – Kotkamills, a wood and paper producer from southeast Finland, has received certification for using a new grade of plastics-free paperboard it has developed for food packaging. A disposable coffee cup without the standard polyethylene coating - making it 100% recyclable - has also passed all of the requisite tests ...

Coffee makes 60% of Germans happier, says new survey from Mintel

BERLIN – It’s safe to say that coffee is an ingrained part of German culture and while its qualities as a mental stimulant are well known, it seems that it is widely considered an emotional stimulant, too. According to new research from global market intelligence agency Mintel, three in five (60%) German consumers say that drinking coffee ...

Scientists developing surgical helmet made out of coffee grounds

PHILADELPHIA, U.S. – A surgical helmet made out of coffee grounds could soon be used in the operating room. This is specifically being tested for use with surgery on the nose and throat. The idea came from a big coffee fan who’s a professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University.

Wawa introduces cold brew iced coffee to its specialty beverage program

WAWA, PA, U.S. – Wawa announces that Cold Brew coffee is now available in all stores chain-wide as part of Wawa's hand-crafted specialty beverage program. Available in two flavors of traditional black or sweet cream and both 16 oz. and 24 oz. sizes, Wawa Cold Brew incorporates a slow steeping process using Wawa unique coffee beans ...

Starbucks puts Draft Nitro Cold Brew in more stores and on a few bikes

SEATTLE, U.S. – A little more than a year after its debut in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle, Starbucks customers can now find Starbucks Draft Nitro Cold Brew in nearly 1,000 company-operated stores across the United States. The product has also expanded globally into 16 markets around the world ...

Vermont-based Coffee Enterprises celebrates their 25th anniversary

HINESBURG, Vermont, S.S. – Founded in 1992 in Burlington, Vermont by Daniel Cox, the company has grown and expanded to include several critical functions to support the coffee & tea industries. Founder and President Cox began his coffee career as the first full-time employee at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ...

Apple is hiring a barista – here’s why it might be a very stressful job

SILICON VALLEY – Apple is looking for a new barista for its Bay Area visitor center, but aspiring coffee artisans beware: It doesn’t sound like the job will be anything like the typical Starbucks gig. The coffee crafter will be tasked with making a "stellar" espresso that lives up to company standards — and those standards are nothing to shrug off.

Australian coffee bar in Queensland dares to dream of delivery by drone

QUEENSLAND, Australia – A coffee bar on Australia’s Gold Coast has signposted the future of gourmet coffee consumption, with a nod towards “coffee by drone”. Portside Coffee, located on the beautiful Queensland coastal region north of Tweed Heads, came up with the idea after local customer and cinematographer Jagen Gillet ...