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European food and beverage companies get green light to use new sweetener options

MINNEAPOLIS, U.S. – With the European Commission amending its current steviol glycocide specifications on Nov. 3, 2016, Eu...

South Korean government to restrict ads of caffeinated foods and beverages

SEOUL, South Korea — High-caffeine foods and drinks will be restricted from media ads starting in November, the government...

Coffee’s role in the future of a peaceful Colombia

A few weeks ago, some exciting and hopeful news came out of Colombia.  You might have missed it, as It was predictably los...

San Francisco Bans Packing Peanuts, Coffee Cups and Other Foam Products

  SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to outlaw a host of commonly...

Barry Callebaut signs licensing agreement with Naturex to market approved health claim on cocoa extracts

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, signed a licensi...

European Commission clears acquisition of ADM’s cocoa business by Olam

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of the cocoa business of ADM of the Un...

EU bans ornamental coffee plants from Costa Rica and Honduras

The phytosanitary measures implemented by the European Union have been in force since May and aim to prevent the entry of ...

EU – EC opens in-depth investigation into Cargill and ADM’s proposed industrial chocolate merger

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of the industrial ...

EU – New energy efficiency rules for coffee machines in play

MILAN – A whole series of new energy efficiency measures governing household appliances ranging from smart televisions to ...

Water and espresso: a complicated marriage but not impossible

Water affects many aspects of espresso, from the coffee’s taste to the longevity of brewing equipment. Achieving great cof...