November 11, 2022

Coffee News Recap, 11 Nov: Hawaiian coffee farmers facing “one of their worst years for production”, Brazilian coffee farmers default on contracts for second consecutive year & 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, 7 Nov

  • Rwanda to host 2023 African Fine Coffee Conference. The 19th edition of the conference will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre in the country’s capital from 15 to 17 February 2023. The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 roasters, as well as other exhibitors from across the supply chain.

Tue, 8 Nov

Wed, 9 Nov

Thu, 10 Nov

  • Nescafé Dolce Gusto launches new Neo coffee capsules. Nestlé says the paper-based capsules are home-compostable and use 70% less packaging than its previous capsules. Neo machines can also be controlled using a smartphone app, which is able to customise extraction according to thetype of capsule used.

Fri, 11 Nov

  • Equal Origins to host two Better Together virtual events on 17 November and 8 December. Both webinars will discuss gender equity in coffee production, with a specific focus on the non-profit’s Gender Equity Index. The virtual events will be held in both English and Spanish.

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

  • Wed, 2 Nov – Starbucks opens first store in Laos. Starbucks says its first store in the country’s capital Vientiane “reaffirms the company’s long-term commitment to continued growth across Southeast Asia”. Regional license partner Coffee Concepts Limited plans to open more stores in Laos in the near future.

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