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Weekly Coffee News: EUDR Race + The First V-Auction

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Report: JDE Peet’s Sustainability Head Says Company Racing to Meet EUDR Law

The vice president of sustainability for JDE Peet’s, one of the world’s largest coffee companies, told Reuters that the company is racing to meet the new European Union deforestation-free (EUDR) requirements for coffee prior to the Dec. 31, 2024, enforcement deadline. “It’s clear the timeline is very, very tight. We’re doing what we can to finish on time,” Laurent Sagarra told the news organization. JDE Peet’s is a member of the European Coffee Federation, which earlier this year urged European legislators to delay enforcement of the law.

Specialty Coffee Association Releases 2023 Annual Report

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) published its annual report for 2023, showing a financial rebound from the COVID-19 era. The world’s largest coffee trade organization, which is currently revising its membership model, said it has built an equity of approximately US$12.5 million, compared to a negative equity of $1.8 million during the pandemic.

V-Auction Hosting Gems of Araku Green Coffee Auction

V-Auction, the new online auction brand owned by Vollers following the acquisition of the Sensible Development online auction platform, has opened registration for Gems of Araku. The India-focused auction is the first since the acquisition.

Fairtrade Introducing New Due Diligence Criteria

Fairtrade International is updating its “trader and hired labor standards” to help companies better manage Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) expectations. HREDD has been a focus of EU legislators in recent years.

Methodical Coffee Expanding to Downtown Columbia, S.C.

Greenville-based coffee roaster-retailer Methodical Coffee is expanding into downtown Columbia, S.C. The two-story, 3,400-square-foot location is expected to open later this fall.

Korea’s Camel Coffee Opening First U.S. Location in LA

South Korean coffee chain Camel Coffee is opening its first U.S. location in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The coffee shop space was formerly occupied by Cafe Caravan, according to an Eater report.

Aramse Coffee Relaunching the Sofi Manual Brewer

Aramse Coffee is relaunching the Sofi, its popular manual brewing device that reimagines the traditional South Indian Filter brewer. The newest Sofi model reflects new in-house manufacturing, with higher-gauge steel and new air vents to prevent brews from stalling. The price is now $40.

Ka’u Coffee Festival Returning June 1-8

The Ka’u Coffee Festival is returning to Hawaii on June 1-8, offering music, social events, cultural celebrations and coffee farm tours. The main event will take place June 8 at the Pahala Community Center.

Starbucks Introduces ‘Spicy’ Drinks

Starbucks Coffee Company, which is uniquely positioned in the retail coffee industry as an amplifier of trends, has announced the launch of two new menu items: Spicy Lemonade Refreshers and Spicy Cream Cold Foam.

A&H Launches New Capsule Filling Machine

Coffee capsule filling equipment specialist A&H has launched the AHR-1, a rotary-driven automatic filling and sealing machine for single-serve coffee cups. The machine launched for $18,105.

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Fellow Launches Its First Automatic Brewer, the Feature-Rich Aiden

Popular consumer coffee equipment maker Fellow made waves at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Chicago last week with the launch of an automatic drip coffee brewer, the Aiden… read more

Diedrich Launches the All-Electric DR3-E Roaster at SCA Expo

Idaho-based coffee roasting machine maker Diedrich Roasters has launched its first electric roaster, the 3-kilo-capacity DR3-E… read more

Cup of Excellence Returning to Ethiopia in 2024

With participation from key Ethiopian coffee institutions, the nonprofit Cup of Excellence (CoE) has announced the 2024 return of the Ethiopia Cup of Excellence green coffee competition and auction program… read more

Here Are the Newest 2024 World and US Coffee Champions

The world has two new coffee champions for 2024: World Brewers Cup Champion Martin Wölfl of Austria; and World Cup Tasters Champion Dionatan Almeida of Brazil… read more

This Headgear Might Help You Understand Your Feelings About Coffee

A potentially novel new tool designed to identify bias in coffee evaluation may soon be in the works: a tasting helmet… read more

Report: Daily US Coffee Consumption Hits 20-Year High

Daily coffee consumption is up to a 20-year high among United States adults, with more than two thirds (67%) of people saying they drank coffee within the past day, according to the latest report from the National Coffee Associationread more

From Germany, Nunc Promises Next Level IoT for Home Espresso

German high-tech appliance startup Next Level Coffee GmbH has arguably taken IoT in coffee making to its most advanced level yet with Nunc, a new high-end home grinding and espresso drink system… read more

[Editor’s note: An original version incorrectly stated that the price of the new Aramse Sofi brewer was the same as for the previous model. The price has actually risen by $5, to $40.]