Consumption & Trends

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Is the coffee industry expecting too much of B Corp?

B Corp was launched in 2006 as a tool for monitoring the social and environmental responsibilities of businesses. But can it solve the coffee industry's problems?

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Pasilla, price crises, and the growth of Colombia’s specialty coffee shops

Colombia’s Pasilla y Ripio law limited the domestic consumption of high-quality coffee until 2003. Since then, a specialty coffee shop culture has emerged.
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How single origin coffees lost their edge

Single origin coffees once dominated the specialty coffee market. Now, more and more businesses are tapping into the potential of blends.
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Who reads coffee sustainability reports?

Some call them greenwashing; others as vessels of transparency & accountability – but who are sustainability reports really for?
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Made in China: Why young Chinese consumers have turned their backs on Western coffee brands

As China looks to reinvent its image at home, young consumers are increasingly drawn to local coffee brands.
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Running on empty? The science behind coffee for athletes

Evidence suggests a link between athletic performance & caffeine consumption – but margin gains are small.
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‘Vetrepreneurship’: The staggering rise of America’s veteran-owned coffee businesses

US veteran-owned businesses bring in an annual revenue of $1.14 trillion – and coffee has a big role to play.
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What next for Luckin Coffee?

In 2019, Luckin Coffee Inc was valued at around $13bn, but a financial scandal almost led to bankruptcy. Can new leadership help steady the ship?
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Can coffee beat homelessness?

More than 150 million people worldwide people are defined as homeless. Can coffee help?
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How coffee saved brick-and-mortar clothing stores

As online shopping continues its meteoric rise, clothing brands have turned to coffee to enhance the in-store customer experience.
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Why Malaysia and Singapore have become unlikely hubs for home coffee roasters

As interest in specialty coffee grows in Malaysia and Singapore, home coffee roasting has exploded in popularity.
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Is Coca-Cola using coffee to prop up its soda empire?

As sales of carbonated soda drinks fall in the West, Coca-Cola has turned its attention once again on the coffee industry.
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Juan Valdez: Is it time for Colombia to ditch its national icon?

Colombians have grown up with Juan Valdez as their global coffee ambassador for more than 60 years – is it time to move on?
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Sanctions have hurt Iran’s coffee sector – but a new landscape has emerged

Despite enduring some of the world's toughest sanctions, Iran's coffee scene has continued to develop.
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Can international coffee chains keep up with India’s evolving domestic scene?

As Starbucks celebrates its tenth year in India, domestic coffee brands have stepped up their expansion plans – but can the two coexist?
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Exploring the growth of barista competitions in Africa

Barista competitions in Africa have grown in popularity in recent years – but the best baristas don't always stay.
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Will India’s growing coffee culture be a domestic story?

As India's coffee consuming market grows, it is increasingly obvious that it will be a domestic story.
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Is there a place for tinto in Colombia’s burgeoning specialty coffee market?

Colombia's most iconic coffee-based drink could be under threat from the country's emerging specialty coffee scene.
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Why the future of coffee production relies on a circular economy

Decades of a “take-make-waste” approach has led to a climate crisis – a circular economy could be the only way out.