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Weekly Coffee News: Carbon Sequestration Study + Commodity Trading Spike

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Brazilian Study Sheds Light on Greenhouse Gas Sequestration on Coffee Farms

A study carried out by Brazil-based NGO the Institute of Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification (Imaflora) found that coffee plantations may sequester more carbon emissions than they emit when practices such as organic fertilizer are used. The study involved 20 farms associated with the Cerrado Coffee Growers’ Cooperative (Expocacer).

ICE Report Says Futures Trading Spiked Upward in 2023

As first reported by Reuters, a report from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) found that futures trading of sugar, cocoa and coffee on the commodities market all jumped upward in 2023 as companies sought to manage supply chain risks. The daily volume of traded contracts for coffee rose 9% in 2023 compared to the year prior, the report stated.

International Coffee Organization Releases December Market Report

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) released its latest monthly global coffee market report. The group’s composite indicator price for green coffee averaged $1.757 per pound in December, an 8.8% increase from November. Here’s the full report.

Starbucks Allows Reusable Cups for Drive-Through/App Orders

Starbucks, a global leader in the creation of single-use cup waste, has hailed itself as a champion of cup waste “reduction.” The company said it is now allowing customers in the United States and Canada to use their personal reusable cups when ordering through drive-throughs and/or the mobile app.

Korean Researchers Launch Certified Reference Material (CRM) for Coffee

A new study from researchers in Korea outline the process of creating what they describe as the first “certified reference material,” or CRM, for coffee. CRMs are measurement standards used by laboratories for a number of purposes, including quality control and validation.

ICBS 2024 Returns to Kuala Lumpur May 23-25 

The International Café & Beverage Show (ICBS) is returning to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia on May 23-25, 2024. Organizers say they have secured more event space this year, while anticipating more than 160 exhibitors throughout the coffee and beverage industries.

Oatly and CBTL Bring Oat Milk to 180+ US Stores

Oat milk giant Oatly has inked a deal with coffee chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf that brings Oatly’s Barista Edition product to more than 180 CBTL locations in the United States. To mark the occasion, CBTL has rolled out a “Vanilla Spiced Oat Latte.”

Chamberlain Coffee Launches Canned Oat Milk Lattes

Celebrity-backed coffee brand Chamberlain Coffee has launched canned RTD oat milk lattes. The company, led in part by social influencer Emma Chamberlain, is bringing its “vibrant” and “fun-hearted” products to Walmart nationwide, according to a press release.

Police Investigating Break-In at Maine’s Coffee By Design

Local police are investigating a break-in and theft at a location of Maine-based specialty coffee roasting company Coffee By Design. The shop’s owner told the local CBS affiliate that someone threw a brick to break in.

Coffee Masters London Applications Closing Jan. 14

Applications for the Coffee Masters barista skills competition in the UK close Saturday, Jan. 14. The fast-paced competition accompanies the annual London Coffee Festival, which takes place at the Truman Brewery in London on April 11-14.

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Weber Workshops’ Bird Takes Manual Brewing in a Different Direction

High-end specialty coffee equipment company Weber Workshops has introduced an innovative manual coffee brewing device called the Bird (styled by the company as BIRD, as in “brewed in reverse direction”)… read more

De’Longhi Combines La Marzocco and Eversys for New Coffee Machine Group

De’Longhi Group is creating what it calls a “business combination” between Italian espresso machine giant La Marzocco and Swiss super-automatic coffee machine maker Eversysread more

Study: Hospital Coffee Makers Not Likely Causing Bacterial Infections

For two months, the research team took swabs from various parts of 17 fully automatic, capsule-based and other espresso machines at a hospital in Cologne. Eight other machines from hospital staff homes were also tested… read more

Prague’s Typhoon Roasters Establishes US Presence with Luminous Coffee Owner

Czech Republic-based coffee roaster maker Typhoon Roasters now has United States representation through Las Vegas, Nevada-based coffee professional Mason Salisbury… read more

Best of ‘Three Questions’ 2023: Coffee Leaders Speak Up

Never in Daily Coffee News history has our “Three Questions” series traveled so much ground in a single year… read more

The Biggest Green Coffee Stories of 2023

One of the coffee industry’s biggest stories of the year was the decision by Fairtrade International to raise its baseline prices for certified coffeesread more

In 2023, the Buzz Surrounding Roasting Equipment was Electric

If there was one element of the commercial roasting equipment industry that was absolutely on fire this year, it was the one that was literally not on fire: electric heat… read more