January 6, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 6 Jan: Vietnam’s annual coffee exports grew by 10% in 2022, PRF El Salvador to host Global Roasting Contest and Cold Brew Championship & 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, 2 Jan

  • PRF El Salvador announces workshop lineup. Workshops at the two-day forum will include The basics of price risk management by StoneX’s Albert Scalla, The influence of temperature on coffee extraction by Rancilio Group DE’s Nicole Battefeld-Montgomery, and more. PRF El Salvador will take place on 16 and 17 March 2023 at the Salamanca Exhibition Centre in San Salvador.
  • Vietnam’s annual coffee exports rose by 10% in 2022. According to the country’s General Statistics Office, Vietnam exported 1.72 million tonnes of coffee in 2022 – the equivalent of 28.7 million 60kg bags, representing a significant recovery from export volumes in 2021. Vietnam’s General Statistics Office also notes that while December exports fell by 17.2% year-on-year, new free trade agreements will create more opportunities for the country’s coffee sector in 2023.

Tue, 3 Jan

Wed, 4 Jan

  • Colombian coffee production fell by 12% year-on-year in 2022. The National Coffee Growers Federation of Colombia reports that the country produced 11.1 million 60kg bags of green coffee in 2022, representing a sharp decrease on the previous year. The FNC attributes the decline to persistent rains caused by La Niña.
  • International Café & Beverage Show to take place from 25 to 27 May 2023. Following a successful debut in 2022, the International Café & Beverage Show will return to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The event will include more than 200 global exhibitors from the specialty coffee and café sectors. In partnership with the Malaysia National Coffee Association, the event will also include the 2023 Malaysia Barista Championship, Brewers Cup, and Latte Art Championship.

Thu, 5 Jan

Fri, 6 Jan

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