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GCP supports Alliance for Sustainable Coffee partnership launch in Perú

LIMA, Perú – On Tuesday 16 May, the Global Coffee Platform, the Cámara Peruana del Café y Cacao and the Junta Nacional del Café announced their agreement to launch a national collaboration called the Alianza para el Café Sostenible to spark further action and alignment in the sector.

European Union to help Fiji’s coffee industry after Winston Cyclone

NADROGA PROVINCE, Fiji – Yesterday, Bula Coffee co-founder, Luke Fryett, displayed the newly acquired mobile coffee processor in Nadroumai Village (Nadroga Province), which will allow Bula Coffee to expand its coffee supply base to isolated locations in Vanua Levu, thus increasing the company’s coffee supply and offering farmers new income.

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.

Bradshaw Int. recalls Bialetti coffee presses due to laceration hazard

WASHINGTON, U.S. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bradshaw International has issued a recall for Bialetti coffee presses. The CPSC stated that the glass beakers of the coffee presses can break during use, posing a laceration hazard...

Starbucks customer is awarded refund for burns from hot coffee spill

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Jurors in Jacksonville, Florida, last week awarded a refund to a woman who said she was severely burned when the lid popped off a cup of Starbucks coffee she received at a drive-through window. Jurors found Starbucks was 80 percent at fault for the 2014 coffee spill that left Joanne Mogavero with first ...

Timor-Leste: Safer transport infrastructures mean a better cup of coffee

DILI, Timor Leste – “Ita gosta hemu café?” (Do you like to drink coffee?) is a standard greeting when visiting a Timorese home, given that 25% of all households in Timor-Leste grow their own coffee. And drinking fresh coffee in a Timorese home is quite an experience: always strong, black and loaded with sugar, with thick coffee grinds ...

ICCO Cocoa Market Review: Futures prices continue their downward trend

ABIDJAN – The current review of the cocoa market situation reports on price movements on the international markets during the month of April 2017. Chart I illustrates price movements on the London (ICE Futures Europe) and New York (ICE Futures US) markets in April. Chart II shows the evolution of the ICCO daily price, quoted in ...

Third Wave Water making waves in the specialty coffee industry

CEDARVILLE, OH, U.S. – Third Wave Water is proud to announce its successful integration with many top performing brewing recipes during Specialty Coffee Association competition. Competitors using Third Wave Water placed first and second in the United States and Polish competitions and first in the Ukraine.

UK Liberal Democrats target disposable coffee cups in Manifesto pledge

LONDON, UK – A Liberal Democrat pledge to impose a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups has been blasted as a “knee jerk reaction to the media”. The plan will be included in the party’s manifesto for June’s General Election. It also forms part of a ‘Zero Waste Act’, incorporating a 70% recycling target.

ICO’s new Executive Director José Sette meets high-level representatives

LONDON, UK – Mr José Sette, Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, took office on 1 May 2017. He paid courtesy visits to the following Ambassadors to discuss the challenges facing the coffee sector globally and specifically with reference to their countries.