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The United States announces the withdraw from the International Coffee Agreement

MILAN – The United States is leaving the International Coffee Organization (ICO). In fact, the Government of the US has an...

Coco Loko: You can now buy chocolate powder to snort. But is it safe?

WASHINGTON, U.S. – If news reports are to be believed, health-conscious club-goers have a new drug of choice—instead of cocaine, they’re snorting chocolate. Chocolate snuff, designed in 2007 for the birthday party of two members of the Rolling Stones, has made its way through Europe’s club scene in recent years.

Uganda reaches record coffee exports levels, aims to become Africa’s largest producer

MILAN — Uganda strengthened its position as Africa’s largest coffee exporter with a record volume of 5.06 million bags in ...

French authorities may ban the use of the brand name Café Crème for cigars

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – According to French media, the French Ministry of Health and Ministry of Budget are expected to anno...

EU has urged Germany to remove its restrictions on imports of coffee

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Commission decided Thursday to send a Reasoned Opinion to Germany regarding restrictions ...

Nestlé loses 16-year legal battle to trademark Kit Kat’s 3d shape

The European Court of Justice has thrown out an appeal by the chocolate bar's maker, Nestlé, which argued that it owns the...

Japan officially proclaims January 9 as Blue Mountain Coffee Day

MILAN – Japan has officially proclaimed January 9th as Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day in recognition of that date on whi...

Victory for Café de Colombia in European Courts

BOGOTA, Colombia –The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) achieved a significant victory before European courts in d...

Nordic countries take action on acrylamide

Danish food minister Eva Kjer Hansen is introducing Danish indicative levels for the carcinogenic food additive acrylamide...

Nicaragua: The renovation of coffee plantations that never happened

More than two years after the adoption of the law to transform coffee production in Nicaragua, producers claim that bureau...