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Weekly Coffee News: AeroPress On the Go + Exploring Coffee Shop Memberships

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AeroPress Launches the Go Plus Complete Travel Coffee System

Palo Alto, California-based AeroPress launched the AeroPress Go Plus Complete Travel Coffee System. The new travel-focused coffee brewing system builds upon the company’s original AeroPress Go system, launched in 2019, offering a clear brewing chamber, a double-walled stainless steel tumbler, a leak-resistant magnetized slider lid, a travel scoop, a stirrer and a built-in filter holder. It is the first AeroPress product to bear new branding, including the tagline, “Press for Better Coffee.” The AeroPress Go Plus Complete is selling directly for $79.95 plus shipping.

New Research Links Coffee to Migraines in Korean Women

A new study involving more than 2,600 women in the nursing profession in Korea found an association between coffee consumption and increased incidence of migraines. “In a Cox regression analysis, coffee consumption contributed most to the incidence of migraines among female nurses, followed by being obese, having a higher annual salary level, and engaging in vigorous physical activities,” the authors wrote.

Report: EUDR and “The Race to Map the World”

Bloomberg News this week published a must-read feature for anyone curious about how the forthcoming European deforestation-free law (EUDR) is affecting actors throughout the coffee sector.

Report: Floating the Idea of Coffee Shop Subscriptions

Slate this week published a piece exploring the idea of subscriptions/memberships for guest access to local coffee shops. Although the concept is not new, the model may find renewed appeal given the rising costs of real estate and the struggle for profitability experienced by independent purveyors.

Starbucks and GrubHub Ink US Nationwide Delivery Deal

Starbucks and app-based delivery service GrubHub announced a nationwide delivery partnership, launching in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Illinois this month. The service is planned to roll out to all 50 U.S. states by August.

Minor Figures Launches Promo with La Marzocco Mini Grand Prize

UK-based oat milk company Minor Figures has launched a promotional campaign called Dairy Disloyalty, through which participants in six U.S. cities will become eligible to win bowling shirts or the grand prize, a La Marzocco Mini espresso machine.

Sofía Vergara Launches ¡Díos Mio! Colombian Coffee Line

In celebrity coffee news, Sofía Vergara last week launched ¡Díos Mio! Coffee, a line of roasted and packaged coffee available through direct sales and Walmart. The new brand says it partnered with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) to source Colombian coffees grown by women. Launching with three blends, the company did not disclose whether it is roasting the coffee or working with an independent supplier.

OZO Coffee Piloting Gaeastar Reusable Clay Cups

Colorado-based OZO Coffee is the latest coffee company to pilot Gaeastar cups, reusable vessels made with just clay, water and salt. The cups are available for a $2 purchase. California’s Verve Coffee Roasters is also running a pilot program with Gaeastar.

Ten Coffees Score 90+ at El Salvador Cup of Excellence

A record-breaking 10 coffees scored more than 90 points, according to an international jury, at the recent El Salvador Cup of Excellence green coffee competition. All the CoE winning coffees are heading to a July 18 online auction.

ICO Releases Global Coffee Market Report for May

The International Coffee Organization issued its monthly report on the global coffee market for may, showing a composite indicator price average of US$2.0838 per pound, a 3.9% decrease from the previous month.

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Here are some of DCN’s top stories from the past week…


Column: More Needed in the ‘Last Mile’ of the Coffee Purchasing Chain

Today, money and goods are exchanged across great distances more efficiently than ever, but the final leg of the journey, the “last mile,” is often the most challenging… read more

StoneX Acquires Mercon Specialty, Launches StoneX Specialty Coffee

Commodities financial services giant StoneX Group has acquired Seattle-based Mercon Specialty, the United States green coffee trading subsidiary of the The Netherlands-based Mercon Coffee Group… read more

Futura Coffee Expands to Corvallis with Tried & True Acquisition

Portland, Oregon-based coffee roasting and retail company Futura Coffee Roasters has acquired the two coffee shop locations of Tried & True Coffee in Corvallis, plus Tried & True sibling company Bespoken Coffee Roastersread more

Black Beach Coffee is Making Waves in Minneapolis

A former Nike global brand director is embarking on a new creative voyage, opening a company called Black Beach Coffee in Minneapolis… read more

Sttoke Targets Coffee Pros with Swirl Line of Ceramic-Lined Steel Cups

Coffee-focused portable drinkware maker Sttoke has expanded its line of ceramic-lined insulated steel tumblers and cups to include the Swirl X, a cup designed for professional cuppings, tastings or cafe use… read more

Roasting and Retail Work Together at Cooperative Coffee Roasters in Asheville

It’s onward and upward for Cooperative Coffee Roasters in Asheville, North Carolina, as the company recently opened its first cafe upstairs from its roastery… read more

Peru Coffee Report: Production Up Though Organic Challenges Persist

Peru’s coffee production is expected to continue a recent growth trend in 2024/25, with exports estimated to jump by about 6%… read more