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
Nestlé has announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The company says it embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and ahead of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge. Read more
Starbucks has appointed Richard E Allison Jr, CEO of Domino’s; Andrew Campion, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nike; and Isabel Ge Mahe, Apple’s Vice President and Managing Director of Greater China; to its Board of Directors. Read more
Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and pub chain BrewDog are growing in value faster than any other United Kingdom brands, according to the 2019 BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands report. Read more
The World AeroPress Championship (WAC) is set to take place in London, United Kingdom on 24 November. This is the city’s first time hosting the event since 2010.
Sixty-five of the world’s best coffee brewers will gather at The Oval stadium where they’ll compete for the title of “2019 World AeroPress Champion”. Read more
Illy has launched its international advertising campaign, LiveHappilly, in San Francisco, featuring and inspired by famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli.
Featuring Bocelli, illy’s global brand ambassador, the new advertising campaign celebrates and illustrates a mutual belief that creating something unique requires commitment. Read more
The European Union (EU) has provided €15 million (about US$16.5 million) to support the competitiveness of Ethiopia’s coffee sector.
In a press conference on 5 September, Ethiopian State Minister of Agriculture, Sani Redi, said the EU’s funding would contribute to improving coffee productivity through addressing the challenges facing the sector. Read more
The Specialty Coffee Association United States of America Chapter (SCA USA Chapter) has announced the dates and locations of the 2020 season of the US CoffeeChamps Qualifying Events and the US Coffee Championships.
The US Coffee Championships (USCC) are composed of three levels of competition, the US CoffeeChamps Preliminaries, US CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions, and final US Coffee Championships. Read more