June 17, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 17 Jun: Brazil 2022/23 coffee production to increase by 11%, Vietnamese coffee production to exceed 31.5 million bags in 2022 & other stories


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

Mon, 13 Jun

Tue, 14 Jun

  • Australian university finds coffee consumption can be safe during pregnancy. Research from the University of Queensland concluded that limited amounts of coffee consumption led to no increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth. The researchers state the amounts are largely dependent on genetics. The World Health Organisation currently recommends that pregnant women consume no more than 300mg of caffeine per day (around two to three cups of coffee).

Wed, 15 Jun

  • Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters launches capsule range. The roaster says it is the first company to release home-compostable capsules in India. The new capsule range includes the Attikan Estate, Vienna Roast, Dhak Blend, and Silver Oak Blend coffees.
  • Grounds for Health holds annual green coffee auction. The non-profit provides cervical cancer screening services for women in coffee-producing communities. This year’s auction included 27 single origin coffees and raised US $27,822 – an increase of US $5,000 on last year’s auction. Funds will be used to support the HPV self-swabbing programme.
  • SCA Greece elects new committee. The six new members include National Coordinator Konstantinos Kalafatas, Events Coordinator Nikolaos Ferras, and Judges Coordinator Stavros Lamprinidis.
  • Blue Bottle Coffee defaults to oat milk in all US locations. The US roaster launched a trial run in September 2021 at three US locations, and stated oat milk sales increased 21% over the following six months. The default to oat milk is part of the company’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2024.

Thu, 16 Jun

Fri, 17 Jun

  • Project Waterfall concludes four-year project in Ethiopia. The Jabi Tehnan project has improved access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services for over 10,570 people – some of which are coffee farmers. Project Waterfall also helped to build a reservoir and solar-powered water pumping system for local communities.
World of Coffee Milan logo

What’s happening at World of Coffee Milan?

From 23 to 25 June, the Specialty Coffee Association’s flagship European event will be held at the Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy.

Check out some of the World of Coffee Milan (WOC Milan) exhibitors below:

Espresso machine and coffee grinder manufacturers

Green coffee traders and organisations

Brewers and coffee shop equipment

Roasters and roasting solutions

As well as a tradeshow, there will be numerous workshops and lectures at WOC Milan, alongside several 2022 World Coffee Championships. These include the Roasting Championships, Cup Tasters, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cezve/Ibrik Championships, and Latte Art Championships.

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