July 16, 2021

Coffee News Recap, Jul 16: Studies show coffee can combat Covid-19, 2021 Honduras CoE winners announced & other stories

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

  • Monday, 12 Jul – Entries for 2021 Honduras CoE winners announced. There were 25 CoE winning lots, with six farms scoring more than 90 points. The highest-scoring lot was a washed Geisha from Finca Santa Lucia in the Comayagua region, which scored 90.67 points. For the first time in CoE history, a father and daughter placed second and third, respectively. The CoE Honduras auction will take place on 19 August.
  • Wednesday, 14 Jul – Food4Farmers releases 2020 sustainability report. The organisation raised US $10,000 for coffee co-ops in Central America after Hurricanes Iota and Eta hit communities. The non-profit also helped to reduce monthly instances of food insecurity by 33% in Nuevo Futuro, Colombia.
  • Thursday, 15 Jul – Dutch Bros releases new summer menu items. The Iced Campout Cold Brew and Campout Mocha Freeze are available at over 470 locations in the US. The marshmallow-themed drinks will be available until end of August.
  • Friday, 16 Jul – Fellow launches “Fellow Drops” text-message coffee ordering service. Customers can sign up to weekly text message offers for whole bean coffees from a range of specialty roasters. They provide payment details when signing up, and respond to text messages to state the quantity of beans they want to order. The coffees are selected by Fellow and will include exclusive lots.
  • Friday, 16 Jul – BLK & Bold releases two new roast blends. The first black-owned, nationally-distributed roaster in the US recently signed a deal with the NBA. Brighter Days is the new dark roast from the company, while Smoove Operator is the light roast.

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

  • Tuesday, 6 Jul – Frosts predicted to negatively affect Brazil 2022 harvests. On July 1, 2021 farmers across the country reported frost damage to their crops, particularly in the states of Minas Gerais and Paraná. It is believed the frosts will have no effect on 2021 harvests, but could affect production figures in 2022.

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