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 […]

Coffee tech firm Bellwether Coffee raises $40m in funding

USA – California based Coffee technology firm, Bellwether Coffee has raised US$40 million through a Series B funding to accelerate expansion of its electronic commercial roaster and online coffee bean marketplace solutions. Led by DBL […]

Nestlé debuts new Starbucks by Nespresso range in the UK and Ireland

UK – Nestlé has released a new range of Starbucks-branded coffee capsules, called Starbucks by Nespresso, in the UK and Ireland. Starbucks by Nespresso features eight coffee blends, which include Blonde Espresso Roast, Colombia, House […]

Tanzania’s coffee production rises to four years high on improved conditions

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s coffee production has almost doubled to four years high, thanks to good weather and high crop circle boom this season. Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB), acting Director General Primus Kimaryo notes that the […]

Coca-Cola launches coffee infused cola drink in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The Coca-Cola Company is introducing the first coffee infused cola drink the ‘Coca-Cola Plus Coffee’ in South Africa. Coca-Cola Plus Coffee infuses the taste of Coca-Cola with 100% Brazilian coffee bean powder […]

Nespresso partners Swedish firm in recycling of aluminium coffee capsules

SWITZERLAND – Nespresso has partnered with Swedish lifestyle bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminium coffee capsules. Through the partnership, Vaélosophy will produce RE:CYCLE bicycles which Nespresso says is “a […]

Nestlé launches new range of plant-based Nescafé Gold coffee

UK – Nestlé has launched a new range of plant-based instant white coffees under its Nescafé Gold brand as it responds to growing demand for non-dairy products. In March, Nestle unveiled its first organic premium instant […]

Kenyan Coffee producer Eaagads returns to profitability as volumes grow 172%

KENYA – Eaagads Limited, a bulk coffee producing company in Kenya, has reported growth in revenue by 114.6 percent to Sh179.6 million (US$1.72m) driven by 172% increase in volumes for the year ended March 2019. […]

Nescafe Azera rebrands with launch of roasted ground coffee bags

UK – Nestle-owned coffee brand Nescafe Azera has unveiled a new fresh visual identity and has introduced roasted ground coffee bags to offer convenience when making fresh coffee. The improved packaging aims to revive the […]