Consumption & Trends
Coffee industry celebrities have become prevalent as barista competitions have flourished. But some feel representation is far off the mark.
For more than three millennia, tea has formed an integral part of Chinese society. Are young people about to change it for good?
By 2025, nearly 60% of Egypt’s population will be considered “middle class" – and they're showing a growing appetite for high-quality coffee.
The “crossover” coffee shop model has been a driving force in the industry over the past two years.
The ICO estimates that just 8-10% of the coffee produced in El Salvador stays in the country.
In 2019, ten companies roasted 35% of the world’s coffee – how can smaller brands compete?
Only 13% of coffee roasters in the US are Latino-owned – companies like Mayorga Coffee are carving out new opportunities.
Miami has a deeply ingrained coffee culture built on community and Cuban-style drinks – what some consider to be the antithesis of specialty coffee.
Between the 1960s and 1990s, the FNC spent $1.3bn on marketing Colombian coffee – then the money ran dry.
The first Juan Valdez Café launched in Bogotá in 2002 amid low coffee prices. Today, it operates in 14 markets around the world.
Shanghai is home to nearly 8,000 coffee shops – the most for a single city.
Starbucks recently opened its 1,500th store in Latin America & the Caribbean – but is its appeal waning?
Kopi Kenangan was launched in 2017 to plug the gap between high-end speciality coffee and street stalls selling instant.
Death Wish Coffee pioneered the use of the term “world’s strongest coffee” – but, recently, brands have started distancing themselves.
The German government charges Kaffeesteuer on all roasted coffee imported and sold domestically – but is it at risk of stifling growth?
Tostao Café y Pan grew at breakneck speed, even overtaking Juan Valdez's coffee shops. Then, in 2020, it all came crashing down.
A number of other industries, including chocolate, have borrowed concepts from specialty coffee with varying degrees of success.
Some fear bubble tea is hampering coffee's growth, while others suggest they are complementary markets.
The streets of Amman, Jordan’s capital city, brim with coffee shops open all night long, where shining Arabic coffee pots – known as dalahs – serve visitors by the dozen.
The 2023 World Latte Art, World Coffee In Good Spirits, and World Coffee Roasting Championships will be held in Taipei City.