August 11, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 11 Aug: Brazilian naturals allegedly included in more certified exchange stocks, drinking coffee may boost brain performance & 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 Aug

  • Brazilian naturals allegedly included in certified exchange stocks. Reuters reports that “lower-grade” natural arabicas from Brazil, which meet ICE grading standards, are now being included in global certified exchange stocks. However, some traders believe this will negatively affect arabica prices in other producing countries.
  • Global RTD coffee market to grow by almost 8% until 2027. Research firm Technavio says growing competition in the RTD coffee market will help to drive sales over the next four years. Although rising demand is a key driver of growth, Technavio warns that regulatory compliance changes may present challenges.

Tue, 8 Aug

Wed, 9 Aug

  • World Coffee Innovation Awards 2023 announces judges panel. This year’s judges include Erwin Wentzel, Director General of the European Vending & Coffee Service Association, Connie Blumhardt, founder of Roast magazine, and Rafaela Sousa, reporter at FoodBev magazine. The awards ceremony will take place at Caffè Culture on 3 and 4 October 2023.

Thu, 10 Aug

Fri, 11 Aug

  • Second regional Venezuelan AeroPress Championship to take place on 12 August. The competition will be held in Caracas, while the first regional event took place in Carabobo on 5 and 6 August. More regional Venezuelan AeroPress Championships will take place in Miranda on 25 August, Lara and Aragua on 2 September, and Oriente on 9 September. Dates for the national competition will be announced soon.

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