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 […]

Direct Trade Fast Food Coffee? Chick-Fil-A Announces Deal with Thrive

Direct Trade Fast Food Coffee? Chick-Fil-A Announces Deal with Thrive

August 12, 2014 10:46 am

The fast food coffee wars escalated this morning when Chick-fil-A announced it is partnering with Thrive Farmers Coffee to offer what the chicken empire is […]

Inside Starbucks’ Three-Story Colombian Flagship Store in Bogota

Inside Starbucks’ Three-Story Colombian Flagship Store in Bogota

July 17, 2014 12:10 pm

Starbucks is making lots of headlines with the opening of its first retail store in Colombia, a three-story shrine to the company and the country. […]

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

Not to Sound Alarmist, But Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

July 16, 2014 8:35 am

If you exist largely in specialty coffee circles, this may come as a bit of a shock: Half of the world prefers instant coffee over “fresh” coffee, […]

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

Pod Giant Nestle Nespresso Turns to College Students for Sustainability Advice

July 10, 2014 1:09 pm

For the second year running, Nestlé Nespresso has looked to the academic business world for ideas to fold into the Swiss mega-roaster and pod-maker’s sustainability plans. Sustainability […]

Ecom Rebrands Houston Subsidiary Maximus As Atlantic Coffee Solutions

Ecom Rebrands Houston Subsidiary Maximus As Atlantic Coffee Solutions

July 8, 2014 11:47 am

Houston-based Maximus Coffee Group, a subsidiary of the world’s second largest coffee trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp., has been rebranded as Atlantic Coffee Solutions. As part […]

Nuova Simonelli Holds Ceremony for New 32,000-Square-Foot Headquarters

Nuova Simonelli Holds Ceremony for New 32,000-Square-Foot Headquarters

June 30, 2014 11:42 am

Coffee machine manufacturer Nuova Simonelli invited more than 100 coffee professionals from throughout the world last week to officially break ground on a new 32,000-square-foot […]

Get Half Naked, Grab Some Friends and Drink Coffee Wine (It’s a Real Thing)

Get Half Naked, Grab Some Friends and Drink Coffee Wine (It’s a Real Thing)

June 26, 2014 4:30 pm

There are reasons some flavor combinations have never been brought to market. Nonetheless,  Miami-based Friends Fun Wine — the makers of the 6% ABV “Fun Wine […]

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

June 17, 2014 1:25 pm

In one of the company’s biggest press barrages to date, Starbucks yesterday announced a partnership plan with Arizona State University that will reimburse college students […]

Big UK Coffee Brand Cafédirect Acquires Subscription Service Kopi

Big UK Coffee Brand Cafédirect Acquires Subscription Service Kopi

May 14, 2014 12:47 pm

In a move that recalls last month’s acquisition of Tonx by Blue Bottle Coffee, one of the UK’s largest coffee companies, Cafédirect, has acquired one of […]