Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.
- Mon, 24 Jan – Global cold brew market to record 26.4% year-on-year growth between 2021 and 2025. North America is expected to register the highest growth at 57%. China is also expected to experience significant market growth.
- Mon, 24 Jan – New research links higher coffee consumption to lower risk of endometrial cancer. Those consuming larger amounts of coffee had a 29% lower relative risk of developing endometrial cancer, which begins in the lining of the uterus. Results also concluded that caffeinated coffee may be more effective in reducing risk than decaf coffee.
- Mon, 24 Jan – Global coffee pods market to grow by US $8.53 billion by 2025. Technavio’s report also claims plastic-based coffee pod sales are expected to drive growth.
- Mon, 24 Jan – Starbucks Indonesia opens new Experience Centre. As parts of its 20th anniversary campaign, Starbucks opened the Coffee Experience Centre at the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary in Bali. The interactive centre showcases Indonesian coffee culture and Starbucks’ roasting process, as well as the work of Starbucks’ Farmer Support Centre in North Sumatra.
- Mon, 24 Jan – Colombian coffee farming operator The Green Coffee Company upscales Series B funding round to US $13.2 million. The company used funding investment to double its farm size to 4,700 acres, making it the second largest coffee producer in Colombia.
- Mon, 24 Jan – Plant-based beverage company Califia Farms expands product line. New products include the Zero Sugar Oatmilk and Oat + Almond Plantmilk Blend, as well as the Cookie Butter Almondmilk Creamer and Cinnamon Roll Oat Creamer. Califia’s new products will be available in the US.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Taf opens new retail location at Athens International Airport. The Greek roaster’s new café is located in the EU Schengen departure area. The new location will be open until May 2022 and will reopen from November 2022 to March 2023. All Taf coffee products are available at the coffee shop, including equipment and accessories.
- Tue, 25 Jan – World Latitude Caffè Prize 2022 announces winners. The awards scheme focuses on coffee quality and sustainability. This year’s awards received some 2,500 entries from 67 countries. Winners include Japan’s Sarutahiko Coffee and Peet’s Coffee.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Winner of 2021 Kenya AeroPress Championship announced. The event was held at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, and was hosted by Spring Valley Coffee and African Coffee Roasters. Spring Valley Coffee barista Vivian Wanjiru Muthoni placed first in the competition. Muthoni will represent Kenya at the World AeroPress Championships in Melbourne on 5 March, 2022.
- Tue, 25 Jan – New coffee shop mobile app Orda launches. The platform allows coffee shops of any size to launch their own digital payment-integrated mobile ordering app. Orda works with digital payment service Square and deliveries are available through DoorDash.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Registration opens for 2022 Specialty Expo. The Specialty Expo will take place from 8 to 10 April and will be held in Boston.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Registration dates set for US Coffee Championships. US entrants for the Cup Tasters, Coffee in Good Spirits, Roaster, and Latte Art Championships can register from 1 February 2022. Nominations for Brewers Cup and Barista Championships will begin on 25 January 2022. All championships will be held at the 2022 Specialty Expo.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Twelve5 expands Rebel Hard Coffee line. The Double Mocha BOLDER Hard Latte and Salted Caramel BOLDER Hard Latte both contain 8% alcohol. The new flavours will be available at select retailers in the US.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Tim Hortons celebrates over 10-year presence in United Arab Emirates. The Canadian coffee chain opened its first UAE location in 2011. Tim Hortons now operates 77 locations in the country, including in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture aims to scale production of Blue Mountain Coffee. Speaking at the annual Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Day ceremony, Minister Pearnel Charles Jr. stated an interest in growing the presence of the coffee in the US. Japan currently accounts for some 70% of global Jamaica Blue Mountain exports.
- Tue, 25 Jan – Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) states 2021 production down 9%. The FNC recorded 12.6 million bags produced throughout 2021. Drops in production were attributed to setbacks from road blockades in April 2021 and adverse weather in some coffee-growing regions.
- Wed, 26 Jan – Diedrich Roasters launches new DR-3 machine. The Diedrich DR-3 model will replace the earlier Diedrich IR-1 and IR-2.5 models. The new machine can accommodate batches from 1kg to 3kg. Features include an integrated side panel for automated data storage and logging.
- Wed, 26 Jan – In-person registration opens for hybrid 2022 Re:co Symposium. The in-person event will be held in Boston from 6 to 7 April, before the Specialty Expo takes place over the following days. Digital registration is set to open soon, with more details expected over the coming weeks.
- Wed, 26 Jan – Cup of Excellence now accepting jury applications. In-person applications for the spring/summer international jury are open until 4 March 2022.
- Wed, 26 Jan – Single-serve Steeped Coffee offers monthly subscription service. Steeped works with 250 specialty coffee roasters to produce single-serve coffee bags. Subscriptions are delivered through Amazon using Prime.
- Wed, 26 Jan – UK advertising watchdog bans new Oatly marketing campaign. The Advertising Standards Authority received over 100 complaints over Oatly’s claims that cutting out meat and dairy is the single biggest lifestyle change that reduces environmental impact. The ASA concluded Oatly “overstated” its claims and therefore the advertisements were misleading.
- Wed, 26 Jan – New research from Zurich University of Applied Sciences finds all major coffee-producing regions could become less productive within decades. Researchers concluded that regions in all major coffee producers – including Brazil, Vietnam, and Colombia – could become less suitable for growing coffee due to rising global temperatures. However, the research also states coffee production in areas in the US, China, and East African countries could benefit from increasing global temperatures, but only at higher altitudes.
- Thu, 27 Jan – Dalla Corte receives ISO 9001 standard for quality management. The ISO 9001:2015 is a BSI standard for quality in production and manufacturing. Dalla Corte has also certified the standard for the installation, support, and maintenance of both its grinders and espresso machines.
- Thu, 27 Jan – Accessible virtual coffee event High Density 2022 to be held on 10 March. Over 50 international speakers will be hosting lectures and interactive sessions on a range of sustainability topics in the coffee industry. High Density 2022 will be free to attend.
- Thu, 27 Jan – Tchibo acquires Italian roaster Caffè Molinari. The Italian brand was founded in 1804 and has a presence in over 60 countries. Tchibo acquired Caffè Molinari for an undisclosed sum.
- Thu, 27 Jan – Nescafé implements award-winning energy management software at its largest instant coffee manufacturing facility. The plant in Toluca, Mexico produces some 1 million jars of soluble coffee per day. Nescafé worked with Schneider Electric to improve energy resilience and reliability after several unplanned energy shortages in a 12-month period.
- Thu, 27 Jan – Coffee Writers Guild forms to encourage collaboration between specialty coffee writers and media professionals. The independent guild was co-founded by Vice President of Coffee Enterprises Spencer Turer. The CWG created the Coffee Writers Values and Common Standards to provide guidance and best practices for global coffee writers.
- Thu, 27 Jan – SCA announces 2022 Sustainability Awards finalists. The awards consists of three categories: Business Model, Project, and Individual. Finalists include Caravela Coffee for the Business Model category, Anacafé for the Project category, and founder of Coffee Coalition for Racial Equity Phyllis Johnson. Winners will be announced on 7 March at Re:co Symposium.
- Thu, 27 Jan – Italy reapplies for UNESCO protected status for espresso. Italy’s 2021 UNESCO application was denied as two different agencies filed simultaneously. The Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies approved the 2022 submission, but the application further requires approval from the Italian National UNESCO Commission, followed by UNESCO headquarters.
- Fri, 28 Jan – Roasting consultant Rob Hoos launches Iteration.Coffee roastery. Hoos is a longtime professional roaster and has previously held roles as Director of Coffee for Nossa Familia. Iteration.Coffee will work to advance innovation and education in the roasting sector, as well as creating coffee box sets for roasters to explore roast profiles and product designs.
- Fri, 28 Jan – Coffee Fest to launch Food & Beverage Academy in 2022. The new education programme will debut at the Coffee Fest New York event from 6 to 8 March. The academy will explore four different market segments, including “Independent Operator Summit” and “Multi-Unit and Chain Operator Summit”.
- Fri, 28 Jan – California women-owned roaster Sir Owlverick’s Coffee releases beer collaboration with Brewery X. The Vietnamese Coffee Stout is made using Owlverick’s Saigon Nights coffee and a milk stout base from Brewery X in Anaheim. The stout will be served at Brewery X locations.
- Fri, 28 Jan – Costa Coffee voted as “The Nation’s Favourite” coffee shop for 12th consecutive year. World Coffee Portal asked over 4,000 UK consumers what their favourite branded coffee shop chain was. More than 53% said Costa.
- Fri, 28 Jan – De’Longhi reports 2021 revenue over €3.2 billion (over US $3.5 billion). The company also reported double digit growth for its coffee machines category. De’Longhi experienced the most growth in Southwest Europe during 2021.
- Fri, 28 Jan – CoE Indonesia 2021 auction results released. The highest bid was US $80 for the honey processed Ateng, Gayo 1, and P88 varieties from the Pantan Musara farm – receiving a total of over US $37,037 for more than 492lbs. Total sales at the auction amounted to over US $360,340.
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- Tue, 18 Jan – Chinese start-up Cnuben launches new manual brewer. The metal brewer includes an inverted bottom and 60-degree angled walls, which the company claims provide a quicker drawdown.
- Wed, 19 Jan – Germany’s largest rail network to serve plant milks for first time. Deutsche Bahn will serve Oatly with coffee beverages as part of its sustainability commitments. Deutsche Bahn is one of the largest European railway companies and sold approximately 9.5 million coffee beverages in 2019. The company has pledged to become carbon-neutral by 2040.
- Wed, 19 Jan – Luckin Coffee plans to relist shares in US by end of 2022. According to close links to the company’s senior management, Luckin is considering a relisting on the Nasdaq stock market – around two years after an accounting scandal.
- Thu, 20 Jan – IWCA partners with International Labour Organisation on occupational health and safety report for women coffee producers. In collaboration with the IWCA Mexico chapter, the study identifies health and safety risks unique to female coffee farmers, as well as the potential strategies to mitigate them. The report includes interviews and surveys from 57 women on topics such as financial independence and land ownership.
- Thu, 20 Jan – Nespresso partners with social impact start-up on traceability project. OpenSC’s technology allows Nespresso customers to digitally trace coffee from over 1,180 smallholder farmers supplying coffee to the Reviving Origins Kahawa ya Congo line. The OpenSC platform also verifies that each farmer received the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Programme premium price.
- Fri, 21 Jan – Smallholder farmer support organisation Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung concludes coffee training programme in Uganda. The four-year Uganda Coffee Agronomy Training project supported over 22,000 smallholder farmers in Western Uganda. Some 80% of programme participants stated an increase in household income.
- Fri, 21 Jan – Average price of espresso rises in Italy. In early 2021, Italian consumer rights group Assoutenti claimed some 75% of Italian cafés increased espresso prices from €1 (US $1.13) to €1.10 (US $1.25). The group claims prices are set to rise again in 2022 to €1.50 (US $1.70).
- Sun, 23 Jan – Morning foot traffic increases for US coffee chains, but dining in remains low. Foot traffic at the 10 largest US coffee chains was up 2.8% on June 2021, but the amount of customers staying in dropped by 4.6% – indicating a growing trend of consumers opting for takeout coffees.
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