January 15, 2021

Coffee News Recap, January 15th: Covid-19 costs US coffee chains $11.5 billion & other stories


Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.

  • Tuesday, 12 Jan – Research suggests higher coffee intake may reduce prostate cancer risk. A study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal BMJ Open has found that an extra cup of coffee every day may be linked to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death in men.
  • Thursday, 14 Jan – Launch of the Sixth Edition of the annual Coffee Barometer. The report is commissioned by the Coffee Barometer Collective, and supported by Conservation International, Hivos, Oxfam Belgium, and Solidaridad. The report will continue its tradition of highlighting coffee sector dynamics and sustainability trends.

Here are a few news stories from previous weeks that you might find interesting. Take a look.

  • Sucafina takes majority interest in UK-based Complete Coffee Limited (CCL). Existing owners, the Breminer family (who have operated the business since 1943), will retain interest. The partnership will expand CLL’s soluble, specialty and green coffee offerings via Sucafina’s global network. “We welcome CCL and look forward to working together to serve the British coffee market,” says Sucafina CEO Nicolas Tamari.