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Three new coffee shops open every day in the UK, research shows

LONDON, UK - New research commissioned on behalf of UK Coffee Week has found that Brits’ love of lattes is on the increase with 3.4 new coffee shops opening daily across the nation. At this current rate, estimates put the number of coffee shops over-taking pubs by 2030 as Brits continue to swap lager for lattes.

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 ...

Scientists improve Vietnam’s coffee processing with enzyme technology

HANOI – There are two major methods – wet and dry processing – to process harvested coffee beans. In the traditional method of dry processing, coffee beans are cleaned and dried under the sun for 7-10 days before they are husked. In bad weather with too much rain and little sun, farmers have to dry coffee beans with driers, but ...

Climate change to be the biggest threat to coffee supply in the future

HELSINKI, Finland – “It is quite possible that by 2080 coffee will have become a rare treat for a lucky few. The biggest threat to the supply of coffee is climate change, but fortunately there is still a lot that can be done. However, the climate effort must involve everyone – governments, companies, coffee growers as well as ...

How to time your coffee consumption during the day for a better boost

NEW YORK, U.S. – Research suggests most of us don't need the caffeine bump when we first wake up and actually get more bang from the caffeine in our coffee if we wait an hour after waking up to drink it. But what about our bleary-eyed, don't-talk-to-me-until-my-coffee grogginess?

The Sustainability Progress Framework: Focusing on what we can change

BONN, Germany – “We should be careful to start by concentrating on what we can change, don’t ask for information you don't need to improve the plight of farmers.” This was advice from one of the global experts at the Sustainable Food Lab Performance Measurement Practitioners Workshop, which is particularly relevant for GCP ...

UK Coffee Week 2017 gears up for a special blend of fun and fundraising

LONDON, UK – UK Coffee Week celebrates the UK’s vibrant coffee scene while providing caffeine lovers with the opportunity to give back to the people who make our morning cup of coffee possible. All funds raised during UK Coffee Week, 10 – 16 April 2017, will go directly towards Project Waterfall - a charity initiative bringing clean water ...

Clarkson University study demonstrates coffee and cocoa improve focus

POTSDAM, NY, U.S. – Coffee and chocolate are two widely beloved, delicious delicacies. Often thought to be unhealthy, these two flavor powerhouses may in fact have benefits to attention, motivation and energy. Researchers at Clarkson University and the University of Georgia recently completed a year long study about the effects of caffeine and ...

How Colombian coffee growers are adapting to a changing climate

MEDELLÍN, Colombia – Although petroleum is easily Colombia's biggest export, the one more associated with Colombia is coffee. Coffee is both a point of pride and a significant economic driver for Colombia. Coffee cultivation employs approximately 570,000 families, providing 800,000 direct jobs and another 1.6 million indirect jobs ...

Papua New Guinea yet to determine spread of coffee borer beetle

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Authorities in Papua New Guinea are scrambling to determine how far coffee borer beetle has spread across the country. Native to Africa, the beetle is considered one of the most harmful coffee crop pests in the world. The Ministry of Agriculture said 80 percent of PNG's coffee production could be lost if ...