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Australia’s Retail Food Group appoints new director of Coffee Retail

SYDNEY, Australia – ASX-Listed global food and beverage company, Retail Food Group Limited is bolstering growth within its Coffee Retail Division with the recent appointment of their new Director – Coffee Retail. Jevon Le Roux, a strategic leader with proven capabilities in business turnaround execution and strong credentials in ...

Chris Van Doorslaer elected as new chairman of the Board of Miko N.V.

TURNHOUT, Belgium – Miko N.V., a company specialized in coffee service and plastic packaging listed on Euronext Brussels, announced on Tuesday that Mr. Chris Van Doorslaer has been elected as new chairman of its board of directors.

ICO Statistical Roundtable took place last Friday at London headquarters

LONDON – The ICO Statistical Roundtable took place on Friday 16 June 2017. In his opening remarks the Executive Director, Mr José Sette, thanked the statistical experts for assisting the ICO in its objective of providing transparency in the coffee market. Topics discussed include supply and demand balance of major coffee-producing countries.

Nike makes Air Max shoebox from recycled milk jugs and coffee lids

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Nike is thinking inside the box—the shoe box, that is. 30 years after the Air Max 1 changed the sneaker industry forever, the sportswear giant is revolutionizing the shoe’s packaging with a polypropylene receptacle derived entirely from post-consumer recycled milk jugs, juice containers, and coffee-cup lids.

Jeffrey Sachs to open 1st World Coffee Producers Forum in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – The First World Coffee Producers Forum, to be held in Medellín, Colombia, from July 10 to 12, will be opened by the expert and leader in sustainable development Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs as keynote speaker. The program of the ...

BWT water+more: Water optimisation with vision for world-class coffees

BUDAPEST – The coffee world is looking to Budapest: the vibrant metropolis is this year's home to Europe's hottest coffee event. World of Coffee takes off from 13-15 June at the Hungexpo, and with it the World Class Competitions for World Coffee Events (WCE) in the following disciplines: World Brewers Cup ...

City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling

LONDON, UK – Almost every one of us has carried a take away cup with coffee or tea once in our life. Some of us even every day. In the UK, they throw away 2.5 billion take away cups every year. That is a lot of rubbish that can’t get recycled the right way because of how it’s made.

Sydney café serves coffee in a carrot following the bizarre ‘avo-latte’ trend

SYDNEY, Australia – Following a bizarre trend, which saw coffee poured into the skin of an avocado, a Sydney cafe has switched things up a little and served coffee in a carrot. Keeping the coffee-produce movement alive Locals Corner cafe in Seaforth posted a photo late Sunday afternoon of a piccolo sized coffee inside a carrot.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Singapore names new head of marketing

SINGAPORE – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Singapore has appointed Tricia-Ann Kee as its new head of sales and marketing. She replaces Doreen Lim, who held the role since 2014. The company confirmed the move to Marketing. Prior to her exit, Lim was with the company for around 15 years, holding multiple roles in the retail ...

Starbucks ordered to compensate customer by a South Korean court

SEOUL, South Korea – Starbucks Coffee Korea has been ordered to compensate a customer for providing only one free coffee after the consumer won an event that originally promised a free drink every day for a year, the plaintiff’s lawyer said Wednesday. The customer, surnamed Ko, filed the case with the Seoul Central District Court ...