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FNC’s Quality Competition: Finalists selected after rigorous tasting rounds

BOGOTA, Colombia – After three rigorous cup tasting rounds, Almacafé, the logistics arm of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), selected the finalist lots of the 2nd National Quality Competition: “Colombia, Land of Diversity.” The 70 lots (2 for Large Lots and 68 for Small Lots) come from 14 coffee departments.

U.S. daily coffee consumption sharply up on year, says NCA’s report

MILAN – More and more Americans drink coffee on a daily basis, according to NCA’s 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) consumption tracking report. Conducted annually since 1950, the report provides the longest available statistical series tracking consumer attitudes and behaviors in the U.S market.

British Coffee Association appoints Finlay Beverages’ Ian Bryson as Chair

LONDON, UK – The British Coffee Association (BCA), has appointed Ian Bryson from Finlay Beverages as the Association’s new Chair. The move comes at a time when the BCA has started to take significant new strides in aligning the industry on key issues surrounding sustainability, responsible sourcing ...

Starbucks and USAID empower thousands of Colombian coffee farmer

SEATTLE, U.S. – Coffee farmers in Colombia faced challenges maintaining their crops during the country’s 50-year civil war. An alliance between Starbucks and the U.S. Embassy, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is now helping farmers refocus on their crops with an emphasis on coffee quality.

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 ...

India, Vietnam lift import bans on coffee, pepper and other agro-products

HANOI, Vietnam – The back-to-back bans have prevented Indian roasters from securing coffee beans while pepper prices in Vietnam have dropped to multi-year lows. India and Vietnam have removed bans issued earlier this month on imports of several key agricultural commodities, including coffee and pepper, the Vietnamese government ...

Myanmar coffees approach 90 points at Annual Coffee Quality Competition

YWANGAN, Myanmar – This year’s top scoring coffee at the Third Annual Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA) Coffee Quality Competition won with a record-breaking 89.58 points. The Ywangan micro-lot entered by MCA member Mandalay Coffee Group bested last year’s winner of the event by more than two points on the Specialty Coffee Association ...

Brazilian José Dauster Sette appointed as ICO’s new Executive Director

LONDON, 17 March 2017 — The International Coffee Council met in London at the headquarters of the International Coffee Organization from 13 to 17 March 2017 for its 119th session and decided by consensus to appoint Mr José Dauster Sette as Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization for a five-year term.

British Coffee Association hosts the 29th Industry Educational Seminar

LONDON, UK – Between 4 – 6th April 2017 the British Coffee Association (BCA) will be hosting the 29th industry educational seminar at the M by Montcalm Tech City – Shoreditch, London. The three-day industry seminar is a journey through the coffee industry from seed all the way through to cup, it covers all facets of ...

Parliamentary inquiry into waste coffee cups and plastic bottles in UK

LONDON, UK – The UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the damage being caused by disposable drinks packaging – particularly the impact of plastic bottles and coffee cups. The inquiry will look at what actions are being undertaken by industry and Government to reduce waste generated by ...