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Coffee with olive oil? It’s Starbucks’ latest business masterstroke

By launching its Oleato range in Italy on Wednesday, Starbucks is tapping into big market trends and adapting them for a local audience.

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Is a Super Bowl snack really destroying Colombian coffee production?

Avocado exports to the US increase in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, including 1,400 tons from Colombia.
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Is the future of coffee really cold and bottled?

US private labeller Westrock Coffee claims it will triple profits by 2026 thanks to a focus on cold, ready to drink coffee.
Miguel Candel, one of the coffee industry speakers at PRF El Salvador.

Introducing PRF El Salvador’s speakers and panellists

PRF El Salvador will take place March 16 & 17, 2023
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What do investors see in India’s specialty coffee companies?

Gurugram-based Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters raised $30m in its latest funding round.
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Why coffee prices will continue falling in 2023

Goldman Sachs, Rabobank, and Fitch have all laid out their predictions for the year ahead.
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How China’s ‘great reopening’ has affected the coffee sector

Coffee shops are expected to bounce back after nearly three years of restrictions – but there may be short-term complications.
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Is Pret A Manger failing in the UK?

The sandwich and coffee shop chain's breakneck global expansion plans have cast some doubt over its long-term future in the UK.
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Has the EU forgotten about smallholder coffee farmers?

The EU’s Green Deal was initiated in 2019 as part of its goal to become ‘climate neutral’ by 2050.
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The forecasts are wrong, India’s coffee industry is not growing

Coffee consumption in India has fallen 3.2% since 2019.
Authorities in El Salvador are staying alert as the volcano shows activity.

Volcán Chaparrastique: Could an eruption destroy El Salvador’s coffee farms?

Authorities in El Salvador are staying alert as the volcano shows activity.
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The stock market is failing Brazil’s coffee producers

The C price recently fell from highs of more than $2/lb to less than $1.6/lb – but experts believe forecasts for Brazil’s coffee production are optimistic.
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Smaller coffee chains winning as big players prioritise convenience

Costa Coffee, Blue Bottle, and Starbucks have all launched RTD and instant coffee products in recent months.
Speaker applications for the coffee industry’s largest producer-focused event, Producer Roaster Forum (PRF El Salvador), are now open.

Speaker applications open for PRF El Salvador

Speaker applications for the coffee industry’s largest producer-focused event, Producer Roaster Forum (PRF), are now open.
EU Green Deal

The EU Green Deal is good for coffee – but who will pay?

As profit margins are squeezed, roasters and traders are struggling to incorporate new EU rules on sustainability.
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Specialty coffee has gone full circle

Blue Bottle Coffee was a pioneer of third-wave coffee in the US. Now, it has turned to the instant coffee market to scale the brand.
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Vietnam has finally cracked the US coffee market

During the first eight months of 2022, Vietnam was the third-largest supplier of coffee to the US, according to the Vietnamese General Department of Customs.
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Specialty coffee hates the pumpkin spice latte – but its anger is misguided

Starbucks has sold more than 420m pumpkin spice lattes since 2003 – and numbers are only growing.
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Bolsonaro vs Lula: What Brazil’s next president could mean for coffee production

The Brazilian electorate will head to the polls to cast a second round of presidential votes on October 30.
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Strong dollar can benefit coffee farmers – but UK roasters face collapse

The pound fell to a record low against the dollar at $1.033 on Monday, worsening skyrocketing costs for UK coffee roasters.