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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Canada: Coffee pods served up en masse to Burnaby energy plant

BURNABY, Canada – The leading producers of non-reusable coffee pods are trying to make a dent in the amount of waste flowing into Canadian landfills. The tricky part is that single-serve pods made by Keurig and Nespresso aren’t easily recycled. Add to that, 40 per cent of Canadians say they have a pod-based coffee machine in their home ...

Cocoa industry announces cooperative initiative to end deforestation

LONDON, UK – Twelve of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.

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 ...

Aroma Bravo offers 100% organic coffee to health-conscious consumers

CARSON CITY, NV, U.S. – Now that more awareness about the health risks of GMO crops have been exposed, consumers have become much smarter when it comes to buying food. This doesn’t just cover fruits and vegetables, but also popular commodities like coffee. Many coffee lovers are actually now switching to organic coffee ...

Glorybrew introduces 100% compostable Keurig compatible coffee pods

MIAMI, FL, U.S. – Nine billion difficult-to-recycle, plastic K-Cups were sold in 2015 alone, creating a circle around the earth ten times if placed end to end.(1) Duplicate this year over year and contemplate the ramifications. Regarding his creation of the Keurig machine, inventor John Sylvan stated, “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.”