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September 6, 2021

Exploring the market for coffee flavourings

August 31, 2021

How fresh is the coffee used in pods?

August 5, 2021

Changing your business' coffee strategy after Covid-19

July 21, 2021

White coffee around the world

July 12, 2021

Exploring Italian coffee culture and the third wave

September 9, 2021

How has access to coffee education changed during the Covid-19 pandemic?

There’s no denying that Covid-19 has drastically changed the coffee sector through 2020 and 2021. Reports suggest that through the entirety of 2020, the value of the US coffee shop sector fell by as much as 24%, mainly because of café closures. But it wasn’t just the retail sector that took a hit. Before the pandemic, roasters and coffee shops around the world had started to offer a range of… read more

There’s no denying that Covid-19 has drastically changed the coffee sector through 2020 and 2021. Reports suggest that through the entirety of 2020, the value of the US coffee shop sector fell by as much as 24%, mainly because of… read more

September 9, 2021

How has access to coffee education changed during the Covid-19 pandemic?

There’s no denying that Covid-19 has drastically changed the coffee sector through 2020 and 2021. Reports suggest that through the entirety of 2020, the value...

September 6, 2021

Exploring the market for coffee flavourings

Between August 2018 and March 2019, more than 1,000 new coffee-flavoured products were launched in the US alone. This was 30% more than the same...

August 31, 2021

How fresh is the coffee used in pods?

Coffee capsules first took the world by storm in the mid-2000s thanks to brands like Nespresso and Keurig. Since then, pod consumption has shown no...

August 5, 2021

Changing your business’ coffee strategy after Covid-19

As of August 2021, more than 4.2 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered around the world. While exact numbers vary heavily from country to...

July 21, 2021

White coffee around the world

Around the world, people order “white coffees” every single day. But did you know that depending on where they are, the definition can actually change?...

July 12, 2021

Exploring Italian coffee culture and the third wave

For many, Italy brings to mind fashion, art, cinema, food, cars, motorcycles, and coffee. Italian coffee culture has a rich heritage, as the country was...

July 1, 2021

How has Amazon influenced the coffee industry?

There is no doubt that Amazon has had a massive impact on global consumer behaviour. In 2019, an average of 4,000 items were sold every...

June 14, 2021

Experiments with localised coffee flavour wheels in Taiwan & Indonesia

Most coffee professionals are familiar with the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel. It is an iconic resource in the coffee industry, and...

June 9, 2021

What is fika? Exploring a Swedish coffee tradition

Coffee is incredibly popular in Sweden. Statista estimates have the country as the third-largest coffee consumer per capita, behind Finland and the Netherlands. A huge...

May 19, 2021

How is Malaysia’s coffee culture evolving?

In Kuala Lumpur today, specialty coffee shops are not an uncommon sight. Despite the historic popularity of the traditional kopitiam, things are starting to change....

May 11, 2021

The evolution of the Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)’s Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel is arguably one of the most iconic resources in the coffee industry. The poster adorns the...

May 6, 2021

CBD and coffee: Exploring a new market

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has slowly but surely slipped into the global market, a range of products, and our social media feeds. Experts now...

April 26, 2021

“I want to help inform people”: What does it take to be a coffee influencer?

While the Cambridge Dictionary defines an influencer as “someone who affects or changes the way that other people behave”, the term has taken on new...

April 21, 2021

“A drive for better quality”: How is supermarket coffee changing?

Millions of people around the world buy coffee in supermarkets every single day, whether it’s instant, pre ground, whole bean, or capsule. Despite this, among...

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...