September 30, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 30 Sep: SCA announces 2022 WBC and WBrC winners at MICE, new study links daily coffee consumption with increased longevity & 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, 26 Sep

  • Nestlé Professional to host Nescafé Plan 2030 webinar on 5 October 2022. The online event will explore the challenges that farmers and their communities face, as well as OOH coffee operators, and expand on how Nescafé provides support to these supply chain actors. Speakers will include Head of Beverages at Nestlé Professional, Patrick Stern, and Relationship Manager at Perfect Daily Grind, Nicholas Yamada. Registration is now open.

Tue, 27 Sep

  • New study links daily coffee consumption with increased longevity. Research published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology claims drinking two to three cups of roast & ground, instant, or decaf coffee per day could lead to a longer lifespan, as well as a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers believe that non-caffeinated compounds are responsible for these positive effects.

Wed, 28 Sep

  • Uganda anticipates record-breaking coffee harvest for 2022/23. The Uganda Coffee Development Authority estimates that around 5.4 million tonnes of coffee will be harvested in the 2022/23 season, largely thanks to optimal levels of rainfall and recent successful plantings of new trees. The previous record was 3.4 million tonnes in the 2020/21 harvest.

Thu, 29 Sep

Fri, 30 Sep

  • SCA announces 2022 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup winners at Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Australian competitor Anthony Douglas placed first in the World Barista Championship, while Taiwan’s Shih Yuan Hsu won the World Brewers Cup. Both competitors received a ticket to attend the 2023 Ally Coffee Origin Trip.

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

  • Mon, 12 Sep – Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee merges with Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bars. The two New York companies have formed a new parent company, TenEleven Hospitality, which now operates a total of six coffee shops and eight wine bars. Ten Eleven Hospitality plans to open three new coffee shops in the near future.
  • Mon, 19 Sep – New York City’s pension funds investors call for audit of Starbucks workers’ rights. The group of investors claim there is “an apparent misalignment between Starbucks’ public commitments and its reported conduct”, which includes allegations of illegal store closures and retaliatory anti-union firings. The investors are calling for Starbucks to launch an independent investigation into its compliance with commitments to workers’ rights.
  • Wed, 21 Sep – Indian Angel Network invests US $550,000 in Toffee Coffee Roasters. The investment company says funds will be used for product development, hiring more staff, and overcoming general challenges in the coffee sector. Founded in 2019, Toffee Coffee Roasters exclusively sells coffee which has been roasted within 48 hours.

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