April 7, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 7 Apr: Coffee is still the US’ favourite beverage, 2024 World Brewers Cup & Cup Tasters Championship to be held in Chicago & 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, 3 Apr

  • SCA announces 2023 UK Barista Champion. Ian Kissick of Formative Coffee in London placed first, and will represent the UK at the 2023 World Barista Championship in Athens, Greece from 21 to 24 June.
  • Lacsnac launches single-serve coffee bags for nursing mothers. The Colombian Blend Lactation Coffee bags also contain fenugreek and thistle, which the company says can help to increase supply of breast milk. Each bag contains 120mg of caffeine, which is in line with medical recommendations for nursing mothers.
  • This year’s US Comandante Championship to take place in Portland, Oregon. The grinder manufacturer will host the competition at Proud Mary Coffee Roastery on 20 April. A total of 18 participants will compete using C40 Nitro Blade grinders. Attendance is free for spectators, and the competition will take place prior to Proud Mary’s “Deluxe Coffee Getdown” event.

Tue, 4 Apr

Wed, 5 Apr

Thu, 6 Apr

  • World Coffee Research releases 2022 annual report. As part of its key results last year, the organisation launched the Innovea Global Coffee Breeding Network, advanced US legislation of strategic interest to the coffee industry, and increased available funding for coffee research and development.

Fri, 7 Apr

  • Certified B Corp Sancoffee releases 2022 impact report. Among several key achievements, the Brazilian specialty coffee co-operative exported a total of 53,501 60kg bags in the 2022/23 season, and sequestered 68,798.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide across 20 farms – meaning the company is carbon neutral.

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

Photo credits: Specialty Coffee Association, World Coffee Events

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