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Weekly Coffee News: First EUDR Coffee Shipment + La Marzocco x Rimowa

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Aquiares Estate and Enveritas Claim First EUDR-Certified Coffee Shipment

Prized Costa Rican coffee producer Aquiares Estate and corporate sustainability firm Enveritas said they have delivered the first certified European Union deforestation-free (EUDR) compliant container of coffee. Enveritas provided the certification services, and Nomad Coffee in Barcelona, Spain, is the buyer. Designed to prevent deforestation in agricultural supply chains, EUDR law calls for compliance among large companies beginning in 2025. A consortium of large European coffee companies has urged legislators to delay enforcement

German Coffee Association Hosting Free EUDR Webinar

As the European Union deforestation regulation for coffee (EUDR) compliance draws nearer, the German Coffee Association is hosting a free webinar for members and non-members alike. The April 25 webinar will highlight the association’s partnership with GRAS Global Risk Assessment Services for EUDR compliance. 

Sucafina Signs Agreement for Massive Bonded Warehouse in China

Green coffee trading company Sucafina said it signed an agreement with authorities in the Chinese city of Kunshan for a 10,000+ metric ton green coffee warehouse with multiple receiving bays, and temperature and humidity control. 

La Marzocco and Rimowa Team Up for a Luxe Mini

Italian espresso equipment giant La Marzocco collaborated with German fashion luxury maker Rimowa for a limited-edition customized version of La Marzocco’s classic Linea Mini. The machine features numerous upgraded components and features. La Marzocco introduced the core Linea Mini nine years ago, and reintroduced it one month ago

Reusable Coffee Cup Maker Huskee Acquired by Swedish Multinational

Sweden-based Duni Group — the owner of commercial packaging brands Duni, BioPak and Paper+Design — has acquired Australia-based Huskee, makers of reusable cups made of coffee waste material for specialty coffee cafes

New Chief Commercial Officer for UK’s Volcano Coffee Works and Assembly Coffee

Full Steam Espresso, the parent company of London, England-based specialty coffee companies Assembly Coffee and Volcano Coffee Works has named Myles Shapcott chief commercial officer. 

Boston Blue Bottle Workers Walk Out in Union Demand

After giving management a Monday, April 8, deadline to voluntary recognize their union, a group of Blue Bottle Coffee workers in the Boston area walked off the jobs to formally file for a union petition, according to Blue Bottle Independent Union, the grassroots group of workers. 

Philz Coffee Workers Unionize in Berkeley

Workers at Philz Coffee location in Berkeley, California, have voted to unionize in a 16-0 vote, according to an Eater report this week. The election made the location the first Philz shop to formally unionize. 

Intelligentsia Launches Snapchill-Developed Cold Coffee Cans

Chicago-based specialty coffee roaster and retailer Intelligentsia Coffee has launched a new line of ready-to-drink cold coffee cans through a partnership with drink development, pasteurization and canning company Snapchill

PulyCAFF Named 2024 World Coffee Championships Sponsor

Italian espresso coffee cleaning supply company pulyCAFF has been named the exclusive cleaning products sponsor of the 2024 World Coffee Championship finals for all seven events. 

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La Marzocco Launches The Swan Commercial Espresso Grinder

At long last, The Swan commercial coffee grinder from Italian coffee equipment maker La Marzocco has taken flight… read more

WCR Report Outlines Striking Nonconformity in the Coffee Seed Sector

The United States-based nonprofit World Coffee Research last month released a groundbreaking technical report on the coffee seed sector in Latin America… read more

Baltimore’s Southeastern Roastery Expands with Organic and Bird Friendly Certs

Baltimore-based coffee roasting company Southeastern Roastery has exponentially expanded its roastery while achieving USDA Organic and Smithsonian Bird Friendly certifications… read more

Here’s a Look at WatchHouse Coffee’s First US Location in Manhattan

London, England-based specialty coffee chain WatchHouse Coffee opened its first location in the United States in New York City, serving coffees by day and cocktails in the evening in a clean, modern and high-traffic space on Fifth Avenue… read more

Italian Firm Completes 50% Acquisition of Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

Italian investment firm QuattroR has completed its 50% acquisition of privately owned Italian multinational coffee giant Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. (MZB)… read more

Green Coffee Trader Sucafina Launches Sucafina Guatemala

Multinational green coffee trading company Sucafina has launched a Guatemalan subsidiary called Guatemala Sucafina… read more

Startup Sprout Offers Tech-Backed Climate Insurance for Smallholder Farmers

Ashley King-Bischof founded a company called Sprout in 2021 with a multifaceted approach to building climate resilience for smallholder coffee farmers… read more