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March 10, 2021

“From hot coffee to cold”: Exploring RTD milk-based coffee

March 9, 2021

The science behind adding salt to coffee

February 25, 2021

“The beauty is that we produce the coffee”: Exploring manual brewing's popularity in Indonesia

February 12, 2021

A brief history of marketing in the coffee sector

December 17, 2020

How has Covid-19 changed office coffee consumption?

March 30, 2021

Specialty instant coffee in China: A different path of evolution & innovation

Instant coffee consumption has been on the rise in China since Nestlé entered the market in the 1980s. And while overall consumption has historically been low, Chinese coffee consumption is now growing by a staggering 30% every year. Alongside this, we are now seeing a growing focus in quality. So, what does this mean for instant coffee in China today? Well, according to a 2016 article by Mintel Food and… read more

Instant coffee consumption has been on the rise in China since Nestlé entered the market in the 1980s. And while overall consumption has historically been low, Chinese coffee consumption is now growing by a staggering 30% every year. Alongside this,… read more

March 30, 2021

Specialty instant coffee in China: A different path of evolution & innovation

Instant coffee consumption has been on the rise in China since Nestlé entered the market in the 1980s. And while overall consumption has historically been...

March 10, 2021

“From hot coffee to cold”: Exploring RTD milk-based coffee

Ready-to-drink (RTD) milk-based coffee drinks entered the market not long after the creation of Starbucks’ Frappuccino in 1995. However, in the past few years, thanks...

March 9, 2021

The science behind adding salt to coffee

Salt can be used for a lot of things – as many as 14,000, according to some estimates. We rely on it to season and...

February 25, 2021

“The beauty is that we produce the coffee”: Exploring manual brewing’s popularity in Indonesia

Although Indonesia has long since been one of the world’s leading coffee producers, its coffee shop culture is comparatively young. Domestic consumption has quadrupled in...

February 12, 2021

A brief history of marketing in the coffee sector

Coffee consumption has come a long way since the 15th century. Today, approximately 90% of North American adults drink a coffee-based beverage every day. Espresso...

December 17, 2020

How has Covid-19 changed office coffee consumption?

The Covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 challenging for businesses all around the world. To curb the spread of the virus, governments around the world have...

December 11, 2020

Introducing children to coffee

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. The ICO estimated that in the 2019/2020 period, we consumed almost 170 million 60kg bags of...

November 20, 2020

Do We Need To Redefine “Specialty Coffee”?

The term “specialty” was first used to refer to coffee in 1974 by Erna Knutsen in an issue of the Tea & Coffee Journal. She...

November 11, 2020

How Covid-19 Changed Home Coffee Consumption

In late March 2020, some 20% of the world’s population were ordered to stay at home to slow the spread of Covid-19. However, some months...

November 6, 2020

The Rise Of Coffee Subscription Services

It’s been a year of innovations and new trends in specialty coffee, largely thanks to Covid-19. From the dalgona coffee craze earlier this year to...

October 23, 2020

Exploring The Relationship Between Coffee And Cycling

You might think that for sportspeople and athletes, coffee is primarily used for its caffeine content. However, for cyclists, the relationship with coffee is often...

October 7, 2020

Why Does Espresso Still Cost 1 Euro In Italy?

According to some reports, espresso – after water – is the second most consumed beverage in Italy. Millions of cups of espresso are drunk daily...

September 21, 2020

Filter vs Espresso In The US And Europe

It’s no secret that the US and European coffee markets are vastly different. Both import and consume a huge amount of coffee. ICO consumption levels...

September 15, 2020

Comparing Soft Drink And Coffee Consumption

Soft drinks (such as sodas and colas) are immensely popular all across the world. And while we know the market for coffee is similarly huge,...

August 26, 2020

The Growth Of Drive-Thru Coffee

The words “drive-thru” make most people think of fast food. The concept was born in the 1930s, as a way of ordering and receiving cooked...

August 18, 2020

A Brief History Of Coffee Pods

In 2018, a staggering 59 billion coffee capsules were produced. In the same year, the global coffee pods market was valued at almost US $1.3...