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Roast Magazine Unveils New Website
Roast magazine has just announced the launch of a brand new website! Peruse feature articles, videos, and other Roast media, as well as valuable resources and products. Visit the newly redesigned website at roastmagazine.com.
Torque Coffee Simplifies Shipping Materials
Roasting company Torque Coffee has introduced a new coffee box for shipping direct to consumers. Shipments include just three items: a coffee box (with 100% recycled cardboard), a coffee bag and shipping label. The progressive coffee company revved into the coffee scene last year with a “proportional pricing” model that provides 20% of the retail price of coffee bags to producers.
Documentary Spotlights History of Ka’u Coffee
A new documentary spotlights Ka’u coffee and the sugar workers whose contributions made Ka’u into a coffee region. “The History of Ka’u Coffee,” is presented by the Ka‘u Coffee Festival and Hawaii Tourism Authority. The 20-minute film, available on YouTube, features interviews with coffee growers and explores why many decided to start growing coffee when the community’s sugar plantations closed. .
Denver Broncos Name Drive Coffee as the Team’s Official Coffee
Drive Coffee has been announced as the official coffee partner of the Denver Broncos in a multiyear partnership. The Denver-based coffee company was founded in 2018. The partnership involves a line of Broncos-branded coffee and coffee pods.
COFE App Partners With Saudi Coffee Company
Online coffee marketplace COFE App and the Saudi Coffee Company have partnered to help develop the Saudi coffee industry. The partnership will make Saudi-grown beans available to users of the mobile app, expanding the reach of Saudi producers and their products. Through a $320 million investment from the state-controlled Public Investment Fund (PIF), the Saudi Coffee Company was launched last year to promote the country’s coffee industry.
RGC Coffee Releases 2021 Sustainability Report
Canada-based green coffee trading company RGC Coffee has released its 2021 sustainability report. According to the report, RGC Coffee’s sustainability program involved 28,455 community coffee partners, which resulted in 87.5 million pounds of sustainably produced coffee.
ACF and ICO Sign Joint Declaration
The ASEAN Coffee Federation and the International Coffee Organization have signed a joint declaration to strengthen the collaboration between the two entities in regards to the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) coffee sector. The collaboration will involve the development of an ASEAN Regional Knowledge Hub to support different programs and investments. The ACF also last month launched the “ASEAN Flavor Sphere,” a visual coffee-cupping tool.
ICO Releases Monthly Global Coffee Trade Report
The International Coffee Organization released its monthly coffee report, showing a composite global coffee price increase of 0.3% from November to December, with an average of US$1.5719 per pound for the latter. The latest provisional estimate for total production in coffee year 2021/22 remains unchanged at 167.2 million 60-kilo bags, a 2.1% decrease compared to 170.83 million bags in the previous coffee year. World coffee consumption is projected to grow by 3.3% to 170.3 million bags in 2021/22, compared to 164.9 million for coffee year 2020/21, according to the report.
In Case You Missed It
Here are some of DCN’s top stories from the past week…
Coffee Drinkers With Severe High Blood Pressure Should Avoid a Second Cup
Drinking two or more cups of coffee per day may double the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with severely high blood pressure, according to new research published by the American Heart Association. The researchers also found that one cup of coffee was not associated with increased risk in cardiovascular disease… Read more
This Modular Coffee Maker Prototype Addresses Broken Systems
A designer based in The Netherlands has created a modular espresso machine prototype called Kara that presents an intriguing vision for the future of home kitchen appliances… Read more
Green Coffee Importer Catalyst Trade Launches Small-Bag Line
Portland, Oregon-based green coffee trading company Catalyst Trade has entered 2023 with a new play in the home- and nano-roaster market: the launch of a small-bag line. Catalyst’s direct-to-roaster’s-door green coffee line includes 10-pound Ecotact bags of coffees sourced by the importing company, which launched in 2019… Read more
Lift & Learn is Bringing Coffee Pros With Different Skills Together at The Crown
As the new year gets underway, a group of coffee educators plan to gather at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room in Oakland to illuminate potential new paths for other coffee professionals. Taking place Saturday, Jan. 14… Read more
Coffee Science Foundation and Ohio State Team Up for Sweet Science
The nonprofit Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) is partnering with Ohio State University (OSU) on a research project exploring sweetness in coffee. One of the five basic tastes — along with salty, sour, bitter and umami — sweetness is a naturally occurring taste in coffee… Read more
% Arabica Enters Canada With Snowy White Toronto Flagship
Japanese coffee chain % Arabica has opened its first store in Canada, inside the Yorkdale Shopping Center in Toronto. Following a roastery and cafe that opened in Brooklyn, New York, last year, the Toronto location is the specialty coffee chain’s second location… Read more