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Thoughts On The UTZ And Rainforest Alliance Merger

By: Kraig Kraft  Source: Daily Coffee News

Over the past 36 months, the coffee industry has seen a wave of consolidations roll through the retail and manufacturing sectors, and those of us on the sidelines have been trying to figure out what it all means (see Sara Morrocchi’s great talk at Re:co Dublin last…

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Added by Bruno Kitali on June 23, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Future Energy: Will buses be run on coffee?

 By Jane Wakefield      Source: BBC

Green entrepreneur Arthur Kay wants the red buses that have become a landmark of London to run on fuel generated by coffee waste.

He runs Biobean, a start-up which is gathering waste from coffee chains such as Costa and converting it into liquid fuel.

The firm is due to unveil a coffee-run bus in the capital in a few weeks.

In London, the need to get cleaner air is vital -…

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Added by Bruno Kitali on June 15, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Meet Algrano: A Tech-Based Platform Connecting Roasters and Producers

By Nick Brown.  Source: Daily Coffee News

The relationship between buyers and producers is in many ways the engine that drives upmarket specialty coffee, especially as traceability, farm to cup, direct trade and related concepts are gaining traction among conscientious consumers. Of course, this relationship can be a fuzzy one, naturally limited by lack of direct or meaningful access between these two key, independent links in the specialty coffee chain.

A coffee…

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Added by Bruno Kitali on June 15, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Science Behind Coffee Withdrawal

By ZAC CADWALADER  Source: Sprudge

It’s not a lack of coffee that gives me a headache, it’s all the stupid questions that seem to swarm around my uncaffeinated moments. Surely I can’t be required to know with 100% accuracy if I’ve already changed my six-month old daughter’s diaper or not when I haven’t had any coffee. That’s downright unreasonable, right?

Obviously, not having coffee doesn’t have much effect on me, but others aren’t so lucky. Headaches, lethargy,…

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Added by Bruno Kitali on June 6, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

High Brew Coffee Raises $17M in Series B Funding Round

By Howard Bryman Source: Daily Coffee News.

In three short years, Austin, Texas-based High Brew Coffee has achieved an impressive extent of market presence with its canned RTD cold brew products, which are already fixtures on shelves across the United States in such major chain grocery stores as Whole Foods, Target, Safeway and more.

In its first round of venture capital fundraising last year…

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Added by Bruno Kitali on June 6, 2017 at 10:37am — No Comments

Brazilian Producer Ipanema Unveils Results of Three-Year Microlot Development

Author: Nick Brown

Source: Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

One of the largest producer groups in Brazil, Ipanema Coffees reintroduced itself to the U.S. specialty coffee world at last month’s SCA Expo in Seattle, highlighting the results of three years worth of quality-focused investments in a microlot program.

The show was particularly…

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Added by Bruno Kitali on May 9, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

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