April 29, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 29 Apr: Nespresso becomes B Corp, PRF Colombia announces scholarship programme & other stories

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

Mon, 25 Apr

  • Dalla Corte debuts in US market. The US division of the Italian coffee equipment manufacturer debuted at the Specialty Expo in Boston. The Dalla Corte USA range includes the Mina, Evo2, and Zero Barista espresso machines, as well as grinders and other coffee equipment.
  • Fairtrade International appoints new CEO. Sandra Uwera most recently served as CEO of COMESA Business Council, which supports businesses in eastern and southern Africa. Uwera has also led projects on sustainable solutions, advocacy, technical capacity-building, and improving market access and digital financial solutions for small and medium enterprises – including coffee businesses.
  • Coffee publication New Ground launched. The publication is dedicated to bringing the coffee sector forward, and publishes four articles a week on coffee consumption trends, emerging technologies, barista culture, and more. New Ground articles feature insight from a range of industry leaders, including champion baristas, sensory scientists, and CEOs.

Tue, 26 Apr

  • Nespresso receives B Corp certification. To certify as a B Corp, businesses must score over 80 points in five categories, including Governance and Environment. Nespresso claims it achieved an average of 84 points across all 38 of its international markets.

Wed, 27 Apr

  • Probat releases new electric P05 E roaster in the US. The new model debuted at the Specialty Expo in early April and has been available in Asia and Europe since 2021. The P05 E can accommodate batches between 1kg and 6kg and performs at a similar capacity as the gas-heated P05 III model.
  • ofi acquires Canadian roaster Club Coffee. The food and beverage ingredients company acquired the roaster for CA $150 million (around US $117 million). ofi states the acquisition will enable it to expand in the North American coffee market.

Thu, 28 Apr

Fri, 29 Apr

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

  • Wed, 20 Apr – Project Café Europe 2022 publishes top coffee shop consumer trends. The report indicates that no added sugar, gluten free, and dairy free products were the top health-based coffee shop trends in 2021. Project Café Europe also found that 65% of European coffee industry leaders believe consumer interest in specialty coffee increased over the past 12 months.
  • Wed, 20 Apr – Grand Havana reports 152% increase in 2021 revenue. The parent company of the Grand Havana Café, Grand Havana Coffee, and Grand Havana Food Service and Coffee Equipment Sales brands stated the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions in the US helped to boost revenue.
  • Thu, 21 Apr – Tim Hortons to open first London location. The Canadian coffee chain is also aiming to double the number of UK locations by the end of 2023. Tim Hortons currently operates 51 outlets in the UK.
  • Fri, 22 Apr – Oatly expands executive leadership team. As of 1 June 2022, senior consumer packaged goods industry executives Jean-Christophe Flatin and Daniel Ordonez will join the company. Flatin has over 30 years’ experience at Mars and will serve as Oatly’s Global President. Ordonez has some 30 years’ experience at Danone and Unilever and will join as COO.

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