October 21, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 21 Oct: World of Coffee Dubai to return in January 2023, Nestlé to acquire Seattle’s Best Coffee & 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, 17 Oct

  • European Coffee Symposium takes place in London. This year’s speakers included Allegra Group CEO, Jeffrey Young, Origin Coffee Roaster’s Director of Coffee, Freda Yuan, and WatchHouse’s Head of Coffee, Ryan Garrick. The three-day event also included the 2022 European Coffee Awards – with winners such as La Marzocco in the Best Equipment Supplier category.
  • World of Coffee to return to Dubai in January 2023. The Specialty Coffee Association’s (SCA) flagship event will return to the Middle East for a second time, and is set to take place from 11 to 13 January 2023. WOC Dubai will also host the 2023 UAE National Coffee Championships.

Tue, 18 Oct

  • Now and Then Coffee launches virtual raffle to raise funds for Hurricane Ian relief. The Florida coffee shop’s raffle will run until 23 October 2022, with prizes including a Rancilio espresso machine, an Acacia Pearl scale, and a Eureka Atom 75 grinder. All funds raised will be donated to Hurricane Ian relief projects, which severely affected several countries in recent weeks, including some which produce coffee.

Wed, 19 Oct

  • HeyCafé launches new Buddy Grinder and Buddy Doser. The new line of on-demand grinders was recently showcased at the 2022 Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Both models include Mahlkönig steel burrs, a touchscreen interface, and a stepless grind size adjustment.

Thu, 20 Oct

  • Tim Hortons aims to double its footprint in Mexico by 2025. The company says it will invest US $30 million in 50 new stores across Mexico’s Queretaro region over the next two to three years, claiming this will create 1,000 direct and 7,500 indirect jobs. The coffee chain also aims to double its Mexican coffee sourcing programmes by the end of 2023.

Fri, 21 Oct

  • Marco Beverage Systems announces judges for the SP9 Brew Master Challenge. The judges for the event, which will take place in December 2022, are founder of SameCup, Demelza Jones, WA State Sales Manager at Five Senses Coffee, Nicole Novak, and Sample Roaster and QA & Sales Support at H.A.Bennetts, Harry Ko. Participant applications for the SP9 Brew Master Challenge are open until 31 October 2022.

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