Nepresso expands its coffee-sourcing programme in Colombia

COLOMBIA – Nepresso has announced it will expand its coffee-sourcing programme into Colombia regions formerly impacted by conflict as part of its US$50million investment for sustainable coffee production. According to the company, President Juan Manuel Santos addressed the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board where he welcomed the company’s commitment, citing the investment as an important contribution…

Uganda coffee meets Sudan’s new export standards

UGANDA - Uganda has met all required standards and is now ready to export her coffee to Sudan. The latter is Uganda’s second largest market destination. Sudan gave Uganda a two-year grace period to comply with its new standards of coffee exports or else lose the market. While meeting a delegation of the Sudan Standards…

Nestle acquires Chameleon Cold-Brew to diversify its coffee portfolio

USA - Nestlé USA has acquired Chameleon Cold-Brew, a leading provider of premium-crafted coffee sourced consciously and grown sustainably, diversifying its coffee portfolio. Founded in 2010, Austin-based Chameleon has become the number one organic cold brew brand in the US and one of the top three refrigerated cold brew brands in the country. Its current…

Whitbread acquires remaining stake of its Costa Coffee venture

CHINA - Whitbread has acquired the remaining 49% stake of its Costa Coffee venture in southern China for £35milion. The British hotels to restaurants group, which already owns 51 per cent of its southern China joint venture, is buying the rest of the business from Chinese partner Yueda. Its other China joint venture – which…

Nestlé takes majority stake in high-end coffee marker Blue Bottle

USA - Nestlé has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in the California-based Blue Bottle Coffee, a high-end specialty coffee roaster and retailer to increase its presence in the high-end market. Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drinks company, will be paying US$500million for a 68% stake in Blue Bottle Coffee, which operates in…