October Market Report: Prices Hit 21-Month High

The International Coffee Organization has published its monthly report, with the ICO composite indicator ending with a 21-month high average of $1.426 per US pound in October.

Amid a shortfall, robusta prices rose for the eighth straight month, eclipsing $1 per pound for the first time since November of 2014, and representing a 40 percent increase over the robusta average at the beginning of this calendar year. read more – http://dailycoffeenews.com/2016/11/10/october-market-report-prices-hit-21-month-high-from-robusta-shortfall/

Coffee-Loving Millennials Push Demand

Millennials’ seemingly unquenchable thirst for coffee is helping to push global demand to a record just as supplies are tightening.

Americans are becoming java junkies at an earlier age, and young adults are increasing their daily consumption at a fast enough pace to make up for declines by older folks. The result: Demand in the U.S., the world’s top user, is set for an all-time high – read more – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-30/millennial-hunt-for-caffeine-fix-propels-coffee-demand-to-record

Sweeteners Offer Healthier, Low-Calorie Alternative

Millions of times a day, consumers throughout the world perform the same exercise around ordering that morning cup of coffee:  They reach into the sweeteners caddie to pick through the different colored packets and select their sweetener of choice.

“Sugar and cream” with coffee has turned into a full slate of options:  Not only are there different sweeteners, but the cream choices have mutated into a refrigerator full of milks and creamers (but that’s another story).

The sweetener world is …

Giant Coffee Cup Bins on the Streets of Manchester UK

coming to America?

The non-recyclability of most coffee cups has, in a practical sense, been one of the coffee industry’s biggest environmental black eyes for decades. While solid data on the numbers of cups that are regularly discarded are hard to come by, the daily contribution to landfills throughout the coffee-drinking world is without a doubt mountainous.

Working with the premise that some 7 million coffee cups are discarded daily in the UK alone, the London-based Hubbub Foundation has launched …

Introducing the 2017 Roasters of the Year

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters and Thanksgiving Coffee Company have taken top honors inRoast magazine’s 13th annual Roaster of the Year competition. The two coffee roasting companies are featured in the magazine’s upcoming November/December 2016 issue.

Roast magazine’s Roaster of the Year awards recognize companies that roast coffees of superior quality, exemplify a dedication to sustainability, promote employee and community education, and demonstrate a strong commitment to the coffee industry, among other criteria. The magazine awards top honors in two categories: …

Trend – Compact Slow Drip Coffee Brewers

Now that slowly cold-brewed coffee is all the rage, it’s interesting to note that the slowest of them all — the slow drip method known alternately as Dutch or Kyoto-style cold brew — has risen in the ranks along with it.

As towering, spectacular drip systems are appearing in more and more North American cafes, so too has the method trickled into the U.S. home market via smaller-scale products with more straightforward, compact designs and consumer-friendlier retail prices. – read …

McDonald’s Is Moving to Sustainable Coffee

this is the way the world is moving, another good reason to add ecoSticks!

McDonald’s Corp. plans to buy all of its coffee from sustainable sources by 2020, the latest salvo in a restaurant-industry battle for consumers who are increasingly concerned about the origins of their food.

The world’s largest restaurant company is partnering with Conservation International, joining the environmental group’s challenge to transform the coffee industry, which has recently been threatened by climate change and fungal disease. Last year, …

5 Trends From the Floor Of The 2016 New York Coffee Festival

This weekend in New York City, the second annual New York Coffee Festival hit the ground running: this time, with more roasters, gear-heads, and unusual twists on coffee than ever. Unlike industry events that draw in prospective cafe owners with hopes of selling them giant gelato machines, the New York Coffee Festival keeps the focus on plying local aficionados with espresso martinis and entertainment, from live music to the annual Coffee Masters tournament. We took a spin around the festival …

Pancakes and Espresso for Dinner? All-Day Breakfasts are the Rage

Raise your hand if you love having pancakes, French Toast, bacon, eggs and hash browns for dinner? Please, keep them up if you know your customers want more breakfast for dinner, too.

You are not alone. Serving breakfast for dinner is one of the hottest trends in foodservice this year.

That is why biggies, like McDonald’s, have tripled its all-day breakfast selection and Hardee’s has seen breakfast sales, now accounting for more than 50 percent of its overall sales. At …

Millennials, Urban Dwellers More Likely to Use Craft Coffee Brewers

Eleven percent of US young adults use craft coffee brewing methods, such as pour over cones, French presses, and vacuum brewers, according to The NPD Group. These young consumers are twice as likely to use craft brewers at home than Baby Boomers, and they represent 44 percent of at-home craft brewers.

More than a third of these craft coffee brewers live in urban areas, which may be because consumers in these regions are influenced by the prevalence of coffee …

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