September 16, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 16 Sep: Brazilian coffee export revenue up by 61.4% in 2022, EU votes in favour of anti-deforestation law & 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, 12 Sep

  • Agnieszka Rojewska wins 2022 Polish Brewers Cup. Rojewska, who is a former World Barista Champion and the 2022 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, will represent Poland at this year’s World Brewers Cup in Melbourne, Australia from 27 to 30 September 2022.
  • Starbucks to launch NFT-based rewards programme. The company says it will incorporate NFT technology into its current loyalty programme to create new experiences for customers. “Starbucks Odyssey” has no official launch date, but loyalty club members can join a waiting list.
  • Grind opens first US location in Los Angeles. The London roaster’s new coffee shop is located in lifestyle brand Soho House’s studio in West Hollywood. Grind first announced its partnership with Soho House last year.

Tue, 13 Sep

Wed, 14 Sep

Thu, 15 Sep

  • Canadians are returning to pre-pandemic coffee purchasing routines. Research from The NPD Group shows that coffee servings ordered at restaurants increased by 13% year-on-year in Canada, indicating that consumers are beginning to move away from at-home consumption. However, total restaurant coffee servings remain 15% below pre-pandemic levels.

Fri, 16 Sep

  • “Triple-dip” La Ninã may cause US $1 trillion in damage by the end of 2023. The third in a sequence of La Niña events is predicted cause widespread damage to homes, infrastructure, agriculture, and mining, all of which will have dramatic effects on the global economy. Dry weather continues to affect coffee production in South America, while flooding is claiming lives and livelihoods in South Asia.

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  • Mon, 5 Sep – Franke Group reports 11% revenue increase on first half of 2021. Parent company of Franke Group, the Artemis Group, reports that the Franke Coffee Systems division was a positive contributor to sales growth. However, the group also predicts there will be significant supply chain disruptions in the coming months, which could potentially slow down growth.
  • Thu, 8 Sep – Keurig Dr Pepper launches new K-Café SMART coffee machine. The new machine is part of the company’s “connected” range and can be controlled using a dedicated smartphone app. It also features Keurig’s new BrewID technology, which can detect specific brewing requirements of different K Cups.
  • Fri, 9 Sep – Russia’s Stars Coffee plans to expand in Armenia. Co-owner Timur Yunusov said the Russian Starbucks successor plans to open 20 international locations. Co-owner and restauranteur Anton Pinsky says the first international locations are set to open in Armenia.
  • Fri, 9 Sep – Proud Mary opens its second US coffee shop. The specialty coffee roaster opened a new location in Austin, Texas. The company also operates another US coffee shop in Portland, Oregon, as well as two locations in Melbourne, Australia.

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