Climate change and low farmer profitability threaten specialty coffee’s future

The negative effects of climate change on the viability of coffee production are well documented. But research led by Dr Aaron Davis, Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources at Kew, shows the coffee industry must embrace sustainable trade with producers – or risk losing some specialty varieties forever. By Tobias Pearce A walk through the […]

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How the coffee shop became king in South Korea

Head of Marketing and External Relations at Seoul-based artisan coffee shop chain, BEAN BROTHERS’, Seoyoung Youn, explains the culture behind South Korea’s coffee boom and why the nation’s cafés just keep getting bigger and bigger. By Tobias Pearce Though not traditionally a nation synonymous with café culture, the Korean coffee shop market is booming. A […]

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Klatch turns 25: Heather Perry on the future of careers in coffee

The training and skills guru talks to World Coffee Portal about Klatch Coffee’s holistic approach to skills in the supply chain, how technology is enhancing customer experience in-store – and is there a limit on what consumers will pay for speciality? It’s a quarter of a century since Klatch Coffee served up its first cup […]

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2018 Speakers Announced

  Allegra World Coffee Portal heads to Los Angeles in November to host the 4th annual CEO Forum. Building from the success of last year’s hugely successful New York event, this year will see another stellar line-up of industry leaders gather to discuss key issues facing the global coffee industry today. An unparalleled programme of […]

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Conference round-up

The third annual Allegra CEO Forum took place on October 12 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The prestigious event welcomed leaders from across the global coffee industry to explore the theme of ‘The 5th Wave, a new era of global coffee leadership’, and examine what this will mean for the future of […]

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Specialty Coffee Gets Wise

By Rachel Northrop, Ally Coffee Specialty coffee is growing up. The specialty sector of coffee companies (ranging from international powerhouses like Starbucks to local single-location cafes like Gotham Roasters) started decades ago with waves of excitement over how roasted coffee beans could present terroir-specific flavor profiles based on where the original coffee was grown, comparable […]

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The next generation: super-automatic espresso machines

By Eversys Eversys was founded in Switzerland in 2009, and its vision has remained the same since it began; to seamlessly bridge the gap between traditional coffee equipment and super automatic intelligence, creating quality coffee in the cup every time. Eversys’ range of machines already offers barista-quality coffee and true espresso at the touch of […]

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Barista Blend: Enjoy a Better Almondmilk Latte

By Califia Farms If you’ve ever enjoyed an almondmilk latte, you know the light, velvety texture that comes alive in your cup. But not all almondmilks are made equally — so not all almondmilk lattes taste the same. Barista Blend, one of our best-selling plant milks, is perfect for steaming due to the proper levels of […]

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The US Coffee Shop Market: An Overview

With the boom in the US coffee shop market showing no signs of slowing, we take a look at some of the highlights from the Project Café2017 USA report from Allegra World Coffee Portal. Estimated at 131,000 outlets, the US coffee shop market* showed significant growth in 2016 The branded coffee shop chain segment increased […]

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What is The 5th Wave?

‘The 5th Wave, The Business of Coffee’, represents an exciting and enduring new era for the global coffee industry. This new wave is born from a compelling combination of all four previous waves in the evolution of the coffee shop market over the last two decades.     From now on, the global coffee industry […]

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How important is the coffee shop to the high street?

While it may seem as though our high streets and town centres are struggling for survival, across Europe certain outlets – like coffee shops – are thriving. But just how important is the coffee shop to the high street?

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