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Indonesians are drinking more coffee, local output remains uncertain

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Every year, the archipelago is jockeying with Colombia for the title of “the world’s third largest coffee producer.” As the country’s middle-class has grown in recent years – and local demand for coffee continues to rise – the price consumers pay in the supermarket for their favourite bag of ground arabica depends on rainfall in Indonesia.

In WWI trenches, instant coffee gave U.S. troops a much-needed boost

WASHINGTON, U.S. – On April 6, 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and formally entered World War I. By late June, American infantry troops began arriving in Europe. One thing they couldn't do without? Coffee. "Coffee was as important as beef and bread," a high-ranking Army official concluded after the war.

Coffee sector to drive food consumption in Italy, says industry trade group

MILAN, Italy – The Italian food sector is finally seeing some good times. After a 2016 with production and exports up but consumption flat, 2017 promises an across-the-board improvement: higher value, an acceleration in exports and increased domestic demand, according to forecasts from ...

Russians consumers are drinking more coffee, says report from Nielsen

MOSCOW, Russian Federation – Coffee sales are on the rise in Russia, growing by 1.2 percent in 2016 – according to data research company Nielsen. The trend represents a turnaround for the drink’s popularity in the country after sales fell by up to 0.5 percent in earlier years, RBK reports.

Growth in coffee spending set to outpace consumption in North America

MILAN – According to the Statista Consumer Market Outlook, 2016, growth in North American and European coffee spending is set to outpace any increase in consumption over the next few years. The CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of spending from 2015 to 2020 is forecast see positive growth of three percent ...

What are the best tips and tricks to brew the perfect pour-over coffee?

NEW YORK, U.S. – In a world of Nespresso, Keurig, french press and good old-fashioned drip machines, your next cup of coffee generally isn’t too far away. Though the question is, just how good is that next cup of coffee going to be? We certainly all have our preferences, but we believe that more often than not, sticking to simplicity is key.

Espresso is about to get more expensive in Rome, city’s bar authority says

ROME, Italy – The price of coffee in Rome will rise by ten to 20 cents by the end of the summer, the city's bar authority said on Tuesday. Though the Italian capital has a reputation for being pricey, coffee prices are fiercely protected, and in most bars you can get an espresso for ...

Does domestic consumption pose a threat to Ethiopia’s coffee exports?

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – According to a report by Euromonitor, Ethiopia is now one of the largest coffee markets in Africa with a rough estimate of 127,000 tonnes sold in 2015, which is a quarter of the total volume of coffee sold in the Middle East and Africa. The figure is comparable to those of much wealthier countries like South Korea and Russia.

Taiwan netizens unhappy over Starbucks price hikes for most coffee drinks

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Netizens were left spluttering into their skinny lattes Monday after coffee giant Starbucks announced a raft of price hikes. The chain, operated in Taiwan by Uni-President, said it would raise the prices ...

Ugandan government is on a mission to get locals to try drinking coffee

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda is one of Africa’s major coffee exporting capitals, shipping millions more beans abroad probably ...