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November 30, 2021

Why are themed coffees becoming popular?

October 27, 2021

Online education in the coffee sector: An overview

October 12, 2021

Ecommerce & coffee in China

October 7, 2021

How has digital marketing evolved in the coffee industry?

September 9, 2021

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

December 2, 2021

What is the fourth wave of coffee? Scalability, not science

The fourth wave of coffee remains an elusive concept in the industry. There are a range of definitions, all of which indicate change and evolution from the third wave. However, while there are many interpretations, we’ve interviewed experts and come to a conclusion: the emerging fourth wave isn’t about taking the science of coffee to the next level, but instead about scalability.  The fourth wave is about bringing higher-quality coffee… read more

The fourth wave of coffee remains an elusive concept in the industry. There are a range of definitions, all of which indicate change and evolution from the third wave. However, while there are many interpretations, we’ve interviewed experts and come… read more

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...

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...