McDonald’s USA achieves 100% sustainably sourced McCafé coffee goal

USA – McDonald’s USA has announced that 100% of the ground and whole bean coffee for US restaurants is sustainably sourced, achieving the goal a year ahead of the 2020 schedule. McDonald’s said that the […]

Louis Dreyfus Company launches new brands into the Chinese market

CHINA – Dutch agricultural commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has a launched its new coffee brand ‘iCoffee’ and a new packaged cooking oil brand ‘Mastergold’ in China. LDC’s new packaged oil brand, Mastergold, provides […]

Coffee stakeholders’ partner to launch US$950m Africa Coffee Facility

AFRICA – The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) in partnership with the Centre for Agriculture & Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) have launched the Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) worth US$950 million […]

McDonald’s partners with Keurig Dr Pepper for distribution of McCafé coffee in the US

USA – McDonald’s USA has entered into long-term master licensing and distribution agreement with Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) for McCafé packaged coffee in the US. Under the new partnership, which brings together the national McCafé […]

Keurig Dr Pepper to invest US$220m in developing a new facility in Pennsylvania

USA – Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) will be investing about US$220 million to build a new production and warehouse facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania. KDP, formed with the 2018 merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr. […]

Kenyan coffee earnings drop by US$28.9m in 11 months to August

KENYA – Kenya coffee earnings in the 11 months to August 2019 declined to sh11bn (US$106M) representing a Sh3bn (US$28.9M) decline from from Sh14 billion (US$134.9M) that was realized in the same period last year, […]

EU injects US$16.5m into Ethiopia’s coffee sector to boost production

ETHIOPIA – The European Union (EU) has issued funding worth €15 million (US$16.5m) to the Ethiopian government to support the country’s coffee sector under the EU-Coffee Action for Ethiopia. Coffee is one of the most […]

Coca-Cola Amatil shuffles alcohol & coffee businesses in restructuring plan

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has reorganised its alcohol and coffee portfolios into the larger Australian beverages segment as it continues a wider restructure. The company has announced that its alcohol and coffee division, one […]