Monthly Archives: November 2013

in Switzerland you can find a Starbucks as a wagon in your train

Coffee addicts traveling through Switzerland now have access to the world’s fastest-moving Starbucks. A red-and-white Starbucks rail car, jointly created by the Seattle coffee giant and Swiss rail operator SBB, made its first public trip this past Thursday on a … Continue reading

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The Observer in Uganda: Arabica Coffee Vulnerable to Drastic Weather Changes

Arabica coffee, one of Uganda’s flagship exports, could easily be wiped out unless something is done to help it withstand drastic weather changes. A report assessing Uganda’s vulnerability to climate change has indicated that the country is facing a lot … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Reports that Nespresso lost a patent related to its system

Nestle SA lost a patent on one of its Nespresso single-serve coffee machines, the latest legal setback for one of its fastest-growing brands. The European Patent Office revoked the patent, which covered the lower-cost Pixie brewer, in oral proceedings on … Continue reading

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Vietnam Certified Sustainable Production reaches 660,000 tons in the 2012-2013 crop

VIETNAM, Nov 25 ― Phung Thi Huu is embracing the global movement toward sustainable coffee two decades after she first planted the crop and brought her family out of poverty. “Coffee changed my life,” said Huu, a diminutive 53―year―old farmer … Continue reading

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WSJ: Brazil Coffee Growers Warn of Protests Over High Costs

SÃO PAULO—Brazilian coffee producers, fed up with low prices, have asked their government for measures to boost their income and are considering a march on the capital or other actions if their demands aren’t met. “Coffee growers are falling deeper … Continue reading

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Latin American coffee growers struggle with rock-bottom prices and a crushing outbreak of coffee leaf rust.

LIMA, Peru — Are you paying a fair price for your latte every morning? More than fair, you might think, given the occasional criticisms that Starbucks, the world’s most popular specialty coffee retailer, is too expensive. But try telling that … Continue reading

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11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

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Reuters: Olam sees global coffee prices bottoming out, while AP reports Coffee Has Longest Fall Since ’72

The global coffee market could find a floor around current levels as multi-year low prices prompt farmers to cut production, commodities trader and coffee supplier Olam International Ltd (OLAM.SI) said on Monday. London robustas slid to their lowest since June … Continue reading

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Different Markets, Different Values. Cafe Nero poster to be retired in the UK

Coffee chain Caffe Nero is to remove a poster from its branches that shows three men leering at a woman’s behind after customers complained it was sexist. The large illustration depicts two of the men lifting their sunglasses to peer … Continue reading

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Reuters forecasts a switch back to arabica as price sinks

Coffee drinkers treated to more arabica as prices sink By Sarah McFarlane LONDON (Reuters) – Coffee drinkers in Brazil, America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East are expected to down more arabica beans in their brew in the coming year … Continue reading

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