Nestlé and Starbucks introduce new range of coffee in the US

USA – Nestlé and Starbucks have releases a new range of Starbucks coffee products that will be available in grocery stores in the U.S. starting February 2020. The new line-up which includes; Cold Brew concentrate, […]

Nestlé launches new on-site coffee roasting solution ‘Roastelier’

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has launched the ‘Roastelier’, a compact coffee-roasting solution that the food and beverage company said will allow baristas to unlock and simplify the art of roasting in the shop. Nestle said that […]

Solidaridad, EU sign US$4m partnership agreement to develop Liberia’s cocoa value chain

LIBERIA – Solidaridad West Africa in partnership with the European Union, has penned a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the US$4M Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) in Liberia which Solidaridad is expected […]

Luckin Coffee forays into smart coffee, snack vending machine market

CHINA – Luckin Coffee, China’s largest coffee chain operator is entering the automated retail market with the launch of its “luckin coffee EXPRESS” smart unmanned coffee machine and “luckin pop” smart vending machine. The luckin […]

Aegis Brands completes acquisition of Bridgehead Coffee in Canada

CANADA – Aegis Brands, which owns Canadian specialty coffee retailer Second Cup Coffee, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ottawa-based Bridgehead Coffee. Bridgehead has nineteen company-owned coffeehouses in Ottawa, including its flagship Roastery, all […]

The Kenyan Cabinet approves US$29.5m Cherry Advance Revolving Fund regulations to boost coffee production

KENYA – The Kenyan government has approved Kshs. 3 Billion (US$29.5m) Cherry Advance Revolving Fund regulations to boost coffee farming in the country. The government has established the Rules and Regulations titled “The Public Finance […]

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union establishes US$1.5m coffee processing complex

ETHIOPIA – The Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in Ethiopia is set to commission its first coffee roasting and packaging complex at Gelan town in Oromia Regional state. The coffee roasting complex worth 50 million […]

Blue Bottle Coffee CEO Bryan Meehan joins Nestlé Creating Shared Value Council

SWITZERLAND – The Chief Executive Officer of Blue Bottle Coffee, Bryan Meehan has joined Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value Council, an external advisory group to the company’s management on implementing Creating Shared Value (CSV). The Council […]