Ethan Miller

McDonald’s USA enters McCafé agreement with Keurig Dr Pepper

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

Rancilio Group appoints new CEO

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

Industry leading coffee roasters, traders sign historic economic sustainability declaration

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

La Pavoni

Italian manufacturer acquires La Pavoni

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

Victoria Arduino to launch Eagle One espresso machine

Victoria Arduino to launch Eagle One espresso machine

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

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