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Pandemic restrictions on restaurants seen driving more coffee consumption at home

THE constraints imposed by the pandemic on restaurant operations will force more consumers to prepare coffee at home, providing an opportunity for brands to sell more via groceries, according to Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.

Climate change puts the coffee industry in peril

With its dependence on temperature and rainfall, the coffee industry is vulnerable to climate change. Global warming could have adverse effects on the livelihoods of 25 million coffee farmers worldwide, along with millions of more people who are connected to the coffee supply chain, said Tim Scharrer, managing director and vice-president of Green Coffee & Cocoa at Starbucks Coffee Trading Company in Switzerland, during a recent discussion on mitigating the impact of climate change on coffee farmers. “It becomes imminent to us that we have to do something,” he said. 

Over a cup of hope

PEOPLE say that coffee makes the world move, waking people up when they need to get out of bed. But sometimes one needs more than a shot of caffeine, one needs a bit of hope. And the opening of the new Nespresso boutique at the Podium may provide just that in a world that has effectively frozen.

Industrial crop production mixed; coconut, coffee output fall

PRODUCTION of coconut, coffee, abaca, and rubber fell in the second quarter, while output of sugar, tobacco, and cacao rose, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

The little luxuries people can’t give up—even in a pandemic

Before the pandemic, Levi Fedley would bike to one of Melbourne’s famous laneway cafes, sit down with the perfect cup of coffee and watch the world go by.

When it comes to coffee, ASEAN drinkers prioritize convenience 

Southeast Asians are favoring conveniently packaged coffee during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The world is drinking less coffee while office workers stay home

In a work-from-home world, hitting the local cafe for a daily caffeine fix has become a ritual of the now-forgotten past. And no matter how much kitchen brewing consumers take up, that just can’t seem to make up for the demand blow.

Philippine non-food and industrial crop production ‘mixed’ in first quarter

PRODUCTION of four major non-food and industrial crops, namely coffee, rubber, sugarcane, and cacao, rose in the first quarter of 2020, while the output...

Ordering coffee through Bo’s chatbot on Messenger

SKIP the line at Bo’s Coffee with a chatbot called Botty.

Lanao del Sur signs deals for coffee, abaca development

THE LANAO del Sur government has identified coffee and abaca among its priority products for development through partnerships with various groups.

Introducing Itogon coffee to the world

MICHAEL Harris Conlin, the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion, has done his country proud. Mr. Conlin was able to place in the semifinals of the World Barista Championship (WBC) in Boston, USA, and finished 15th out of 50 candidates from all over the world. More than his show of technical ability, he was also able to showcase Filipino coffee, showing in a cup the hard work of farmers in Itogon, Benguet.

COD goes sustainable

STAYING true to its commitment to sustainability, the City of Dreams (COD) Manila has expanded the vermicomposting facility on the property as part of its ongoing “eco-efficient operations.”

Bringing Philippine coffee to the world

HENRY & SONS, a local coffee trader and manufacturer, is showcasing Itogon arabica coffee at the upcoming World Barista Championship 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts — which runs from April 11 to 14 — the first time a Philippine coffee will be used in the annual competition.

Coffee for poetry

IN CELEBRATION of World Poetry Day, the 80-year-old Kamuning Bakery and Café in Quezon City is offering coffee in exchange for original poetry in any language or dialect on March 21.

Coffee like mother used to make

COFFEE is as much a staple in some Filipino homes as rice. However, the minute a Pinoy steps out of the house, there’s hardly any way to get the taste of home — instead we’re inundated with every other cosmopolitan caffeine fix out there. KapeTayo Coffee then, gets the way a Filipino mom likes her coffee, and offers it to the rest of the country.

New Nespresso flavors are inspired by coffee history

“PERK” can mean making something more lively, or else a small bonus. Last Tuesday, BusinessWorld experienced “perk” in every sense of the word with the launch of Nespresso’s limited edition blends: the Caffes Venezia and the Istanbul, held in the Nespresso boutique in Rockwell.

Davao growers hope to raise coffee quality

DAVAO CITY — The Davao Region coffee industry is targeting farmers in a bid to increase quality awareness among growers, allowing them to grow their incomes.

Nestle seals deal to market Starbucks coffee

Zurich, Switzerland -- Nespresso maker Nestle on Tuesday said it has sealed a deal to market the products of US coffee giant Starbucks around...

A quick escape in a cup

A PERFECT swirl of whipped cream, bits of chocolate chip cookies, sprinkles of tiny white chocolate kisses, topped with Graham crackers and marshmallows — savoring a cold sweet drink once in a while is a treat to oneself after a long day.

Sulu coffee

Coffee Industry Cluster members from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) participate in a cupping session during a training activity held in July...

Keeping things chill with coffee

WHILE Nespresso’s a wee bit late for the summer drinks game here in the Philippines (seeing as we’re already shielding ourselves from the rain), still the single-serve coffee machine company releases recipes every time the summer hits its Lausanne base.

Coffee, tea, and an anniversary

DRINKING COFFEE is part of our lives — this is how Paolo del Rosario, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) vice-president for marketing and business development, put it. “You can’t live without coffee. It’s part of daily lives,” he told BusinessWorld.

Coffee farmers thrive despite challenges

The changing and extreme weather conditions continue to pose a challenge to farmers all over the country but members of the Masiag Farmers and...

Coffee-growing Tuburan town positions to be agri-tourism destination

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism-Central Visayas (DoT-7) will highlight the coffee farms in Tuburan in the northeastern part of Cebu province as part of its...

URC attributable net income down in 3rd quarter

UNIVERSAL ROBINA Corp. (URC) reported a 39% drop in attributable profit for the third quarter of 2017, as the firm saw lower volumes and...

Brewing a coffee country

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Reporter Drinking coffee, arguably, has become a national pastime and a favorite addiction. Independent coffee shops, especially in Metro Manila,...

Coffee for one, please

COFFEE is the tax the world pays us to get up in the morning and function like normal human beings. Nespresso, a subsidiary of...

Finding peace over a cup of coffee

COFFEE fuels the modern world. It’s the stuff that gets industrialists out of bed, it gets writers to write; it’s what settles deals laid...

Finding peace over a cup of coffee

By Joseph L. Garcia COFFEE fuels the modern world. It’s the stuff that gets industrialists out of bed, it gets writers to write; it’s what settles...

Coffee stakeholders want industry council, pricing system

DAVAO CITY -- With the National Coffee Roadmap 2017-2022 in place, stakeholders are now aiming to establish an industry council within the year and...

South African firms bet on coffee and donuts despite slowdown

JOHANNESBURG -- A fortnight after the first Starbucks in South Africa opened in a trendy Johannesburg district, queues still snaked onto the pavement, a...

Coffee for one: how the future of US demand is up...

MASSIMO ZANETTI BEVERAGE USA, the maker of Chock full O’Nuts and Hill Bros. coffee brands, sees the future of US sales in a single...