March 31, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 31 Mar: SCA announces 2023 Sustainability Award winners, new study suggests how coffee helps to lower risk of type 2 diabetes & 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, 27 Mar

Tue, 28 Mar

  • New study suggests how coffee helps to lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Research from Clinical Nutrition suggests that coffee lowers pro-inflammatory biomarkers like C-reactive protein, while also increasing anti-inflammatory biomarkers like adiponectin. However, the study found that people who smoke are unlikely to experience these effects.
  • Specialty Coffee Association announces 2023 Sustainability Award winners. The Business Model category winner is Primavera Green Coffee, the Project category winner is RENACER Coffee Training School by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and the Individual category winners are David Griswold and Jose Rivera. The winners will be formally recognised at Re:co Symposium on 19 and 20 April 2023.

Wed, 29 Mar

Thu, 30 Mar

Fri, 31 Mar

  • Birmingham Coffee Festival to open ticket sales on 5 April. After a four-year hiatus, the festival returns to Birmingham’s Custard Factory venue on 8 and 9 July 2023. This year’s event will also hos the first-ever Extracted Development competition, which is open to both roasters and baristas.
  • Royal Coffee launches new bulk green coffee promotion. The US green importer is offering US $300 off when customers purchase ten or more standard-sized bags of coffee when customers use the code “10BAGS”. Customers can also buy 20 bags and save US $600 with code “20BAGS” and save US $900 when buying 30 bags with code “30BAGS”.

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

  • Wed, 22 Mar – New study suggests coffee benefits physical activity but can reduce sleep. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that coffee consumers take an extra 1,000 steps per day on average than those who don’t drink coffee. However, coffee consumers also lose an average of 36 minutes of sleep each night, but this largely depends on caffeine consumption levels.

Photo credits: The Barista League

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