Saudi Billionaire-Owned Company to Invest $500 Million In Ethiopian Coffee

Saudi Billionaire-Owned Company to Invest $500 Million In Ethiopian Coffee

September 22, 2014 11:05 am

Horizon Plantations Plc., the agriculture company majority-owned by Saudi billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, plans to invest some $500 million USD mostly in Ethiopian coffee projects over the […]

Wendelboe-Designed Wilfa Precision Brewer Hits the U.S. Market

Wendelboe-Designed Wilfa Precision Brewer Hits the U.S. Market

September 17, 2014 8:02 am

Wilfa Svart Presisjon, the automatic home brewer designed in part by Tim Wendelboe, is now available commercially in the United States as the Wilfa Precision […]

Australian Roaster Veneziano Sells Controlling Stake, Plans Intercontinental Growth

Australian Roaster Veneziano Sells Controlling Stake, Plans Intercontinental Growth

September 16, 2014 11:03 am

Minor DKL, an Australian franchise food group, has acquired a controlling stake in Melbourne-based Veneziano Coffee Roasters that will allow for intercontinental expansion, the roaster/retailer says. The […]

Seattle’s Pier Coffee Owner Sells Minority Share, Plans Operational Expansion

Seattle’s Pier Coffee Owner Sells Minority Share, Plans Operational Expansion

September 12, 2014 7:04 am

Citing increased demand and product growth, Erin Williamson has sold a minority share interest of her cold brew coffee company, Pier Coffee, which now becomes […]

Dr.Oz-Approved Green Coffee Weight Loss Pioneer Fined $3.5 Million for Bogus Study

Dr.Oz-Approved Green Coffee Weight Loss Pioneer Fined $3.5 Million for Bogus Study

September 11, 2014 7:12 am

The company that helped fuel the green coffee extract for weight loss movement has been hit with a $3.5 million fine by the Federal Trade […]

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

La Colombe Secures $28.5 Million Investment, Plans Coastal Expansion

September 9, 2014 5:25 pm

Philadelphia-based roaster and retailer La Colombe has signed a deal for approximately $28.5 million worth of private investments, with plans to open upwards of 100 […]

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

Starbucks Unveils ‘Don’t-Call-it-Third-Wave’ Concept, Plans Seattle Roastery Opening

September 5, 2014 12:13 pm

Using a barrage of adjectives like super-premium, unique, reserve and small-lot, Starbucks has just announced details regarding its new “premium coffee experience” store concept, as […]

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

Hate the Game, Not the Players: In Defense of ‘Cause Coffee’

September 4, 2014 1:05 pm

by Nora Burkey There has been plenty written lately, here and elsewhere, on the positive impact of coffee certifications. Conversely, much has been written about […]

Nespresso Says It Will Invest $554 Million In Sustainability Over Next Six Years

Nespresso Says It Will Invest $554 Million In Sustainability Over Next Six Years

August 28, 2014 9:05 am

Nespresso yesterday announced plans to invest 500 million Swiss francs ($554 million USD) in sustainability initiatives over the next six years. Nespresso owner Nestle stopped […]

KitchenAid Bringing the Pour Over Concept to the Masses

KitchenAid Bringing the Pour Over Concept to the Masses

August 20, 2014 8:13 am

If it hasn’t already, the phrase “pour over” seems poised to enter the mainstream lexicon. KitchenAid, arguably the most well-known home kitchen appliance brand, is preparing […]