March 12, 2021

Coffee News Recap, Mar 12: Oatly announces UK factory, Starbucks partnering with Air Canada & 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, 9 Mar – Oatly announces UK manufacturing facility. The new factory in East Anglia will be capable of producing 300 million litres of oat milk annually, with the capacity to later increase to a maximum of 450 million litres. This would make the UK plant one of the largest plant milk factories in the world.
  • Wednesday, 10 Mar – Cropster releases AI-powered first crack prediction tool. The software can be used with any machine and can help roasters predict first crack, leading to better accuracy and quicker results. The launch follows on from the release of the company’s AI-powered curve prediction tool in 2020.
  • Wednesday, 10 Mar – CocoMiel now sells Guatemalan green coffee. The wholesaler works with the indigenous Maya community in San Gaspar, Chajul, in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The coffee is grown by Asociación Chajulense.
  • Wednesday 10 Mar – Simonelli Group launches the DOSE digital platform. Through the online platform, Simonelli Group partners and clients can connect and communicate. DOSE also offers online courses and original manufacturer spare parts for Simonelli machines.

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