McDonald’s USA and Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) have announced a long-term master licensing and distribution agreement for McCafé packaged coffee in the United States.
Under the agreement, KDP will continue to be the exclusive manufacturer of McCafé K-Cup pods in the US. KDP will also take on responsibility for coffee sourcing, distribution, and marketing of the McCafé brand in K-Cup pods and bagged and canned coffee formats in all classes of trade, including retail and e-commerce, beginning in the second half of 2020. Read more
Ruggero Ferrari has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Rancilio Group, while former CEO Giorgio Rancilio retains his title of Chairman.
“[Rancilio Group has] strong potential for growth,” Ferrari says. “I have found skill and talent here, and I’m happy to apply my experience to expand Rancilio Group’s business, strengthen our brands, develop new products and seize new opportunities arising at this time of immense industrial and technological transformation.” Read more
Leading coffee roasters and traders have signed an historic declaration on the economic sustainability of the world coffee sector, following the first edition of the CEO and Global Leaders Forum organised by the International Coffee Organization (ICO).
Sitting as a special session of the ICO’s Private Sector Consultative Board, the forum marked the sixth consultative event in the structured sector-wide dialogue led by the to address the coffee price crisis and long-term sustainability of the coffee sector. Read more
Italian domestic appliance producer Gruppo Smeg has announced the acquisition of espresso machine manufacturer La Pavoni.
Founded in 1905 and based in Milan, La Pavoni produces espresso machines for the “high-end market sector”. Smeg says the brand leverages the quality of its products and its refined aesthetic. Read more
Zamora Company’s Licor 43 has announced a three-year partnership with World Coffee Events to become the title sponsor of the Licor 43 World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS).
The sponsorship begins with the 2020 event hosted in Warsaw, Poland, and continues until 2022. Read more
The Chain-Vey division of Modern Process Equipment (MPE) has announced the launch of its Mega 8” tubular drag conveyor.
The conveyor will be on display at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, United States on 23 September at booth #LS-6061. Read more
Victoria Arduino has announced the official launch of its next espresso machine, the Eagle One, on 19 September at the Saatchi Gallery in the United Kingdom.
Architect Giulio Cappellini and 2007 World Barista Champion James Hoffmann will reveal the new machine during a special event during the Italian Manufacturer Art and Design Exhibition. Read more
Panamanian coffee farm Ninety Plus has sold a prototype of its Geisha coffee in Dubai for a world record price of US$10,000 per kilogram.
The prototype coffee involves highly controlled cultivation and the use of local yeast strains during multi-stage fermentations. Read more
Host Milano and Poli.Design have awarded 56 companies under three categories with the 2019 Smart Label 2019. Smart Label recognises innovative content, products that change the directions of conventional trends, and those which stand out for their eco-sustainability. Read more
Australia’s Nomad Coffee Group (NCG) has released details of its Sustainable Coffee Program (SCP) in its 2018 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Read more