Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

Winning Lot Fetches $189/lb at Expectation-Shattering Chinese Specialty Auction

February 19, 2015 3:40 pm

A Chinese specialty coffee auction in January shattered all expectations and broke a world record for live auctions, with a winning lot fetching $189.32 USD per pound. The auction was […]

SCAA and SCAE Join to Create the First UAE National Chapter in Dubai

SCAA and SCAE Join to Create the First UAE National Chapter in Dubai

February 17, 2015 11:08 am

The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe and the Specialty Coffee Association of America have collaborated to help create the first national chapter in the United […]

Caffeination Returns to NZ with Expanded Consumer Focus and NZSCA Ties

Caffeination Returns to NZ with Expanded Consumer Focus and NZSCA Ties

February 10, 2015 12:28 pm

Coming into its second year, the New Zealand event Caffeination is growing into a larger space, with added consumer-focused programming and a deeper relationship with […]

Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

Record-High Scores Reached at Latest Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence Competition

January 30, 2015 7:28 am

Twenty three lots received the Cup of Excellence designation at the recent Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence competition in Araxá, where the records for the […]

Bonavita to Open European Headquarters Next Month in The Netherlands

Bonavita to Open European Headquarters Next Month in The Netherlands

January 26, 2015 4:44 pm

Coffee equipment maker Bonavita is expanding its international presence next month with the opening of a European headquarters in Almelo, The Netherlands. The Bonavita brand […]

Multinational Tea Company Ito En to Acquire Distant Lands Coffee for $82 Million

Multinational Tea Company Ito En to Acquire Distant Lands Coffee for $82 Million

January 19, 2015 9:17 am

  Japan-based Ito En has begun filing to acquire U.S.-based roaster and importer Distant Lands Coffee Company in a deal worth a reported $82 million. Distant Lands […]

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

Kenyan Leaders Unveil National Branding Effort, “Coffee Kenya Mark of Origin”

January 16, 2015 8:10 am

In yet another effort to recharge Kenya’s coffee sector, the country’s agriculture ministry has unveiled a branding and direct marketing initiative using the label “Coffee […]

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

Monthly C-Market Report: Prices Hit 10-Month Low as Brazil Forecast Improves

January 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Coffee prices worldwide reached their lowest since February 2014, largely driven by improved expectations for Brazil’s 2015/16 crop, according to the December monthly report from […]

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

Fairtrade Foundation Launches $460,000 Project to Empower Female Farmers in Kenya

January 9, 2015 10:05 am

The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Africa are launching a three-year program designed to empower and increase coffee ownership among female farmers in Kenya. The groups […]

Lavazza Unveils U.S. Headquarters and Showroom in Lower Manhattan

Lavazza Unveils U.S. Headquarters and Showroom in Lower Manhattan

January 6, 2015 11:35 am

Italian coffee giant Lavazza has opened its 15,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters and showroom, occupying the entire 27th floor of the historic skyscraper at 120 Wall Street […]