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‘Great-tasting’ coffee starts with the water, Taza Agua founders say

Don Nesbit and Francini Retana Rodriquez have launched Taza Agua to provide consumers with a premium bottled water specifically made for brewing tea and drip coffee.

This week Down Under

Nescafé sales drop as smaller brands and coffee joints gain favour

The proportion of Australians buying instant coffee has declined over the last five years, while fresh coffee sales have increased, market research has found. 

Probiotic punch: ‘Consumers are realizing they can get probiotics in beverages they already consume and love’

Cold-pressed juices, cashew-milk smoothies, energy drinks, water and even cold-brew coffee: probiotics are making their mark across on-trend beverages.

Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks to launch premium RTD tea, eying up ‘significant growth opportunity’

Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks are partnering to launch Teavana RTD tea in the US.

Canadean: Packaging innovation should target on-the-go hot beverage connoisseurs

Packaging innovation should target on-the-go hot beverage connoisseurs because the increasing demand for time-saving versions of these products presents an exciting opportunity to benefit from the enduring lack of time...

Packaged cold brew coffee is gaining traction, & still has plenty of room for additional players

Cold brew coffee is creating quiet the buzz in the US with new brands streaming into the market and retail sales growing exponentially in the past five years. 

What’s hitting the shelves? Coffee & broccoli; coconut tea; and strawberry & cream gin

From the US to Scandinavia, and the UK to Australia, we take a look at some of the new products reaching beverage aisles across the globe this month. 

Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta to expand in folded carton packaging for coffee

Huhtamaki has acquired Delta Print and Packaging to accelerate its sales growth in coffee and quick service restaurants, and expand its footprint in the folded carton packaging market within Europe...

High Brew Coffee sees ‘hyper-growth’ of cold-brew drinks helped by $4m investment

High Brew Coffee, a ready-to-drink cold-brew coffee manufacturer, is set to expand its distribution to several major markets including New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, and Houston, thanks to a...

Millennials chose coffee based on emotional, “elevated needs,” survey finds

For most millennials, selecting coffee is an emotional decision that goes beyond meeting basic needs such as freshness and affordability to include the social and environmental impact of how it...

Loose leaf tea in the bulk food dept? 'We want to bring new consumers into the category,' says Tiesta Tea

The founders of Tiesta Tea always thought there’s a posh, unapproachable aura around loose leaf tea, but they also contend that the loose leaf format is the best way to...

Tea for three: Asia’s leading tea companies

Three out of the world’s five biggest tea companies are based in Asia, according to new market research by Technavio that predicts steady growth in the global market until at...

Chocolate tea: Taking craft to the next level

The entrepreneurs behind MiCacao, a US start-up which makes an organic ‘tea’ from cacao shells, say their product is ready to tap into a craft movement which is stretching beyond...

Nescafé Coffee Center opens in China

Nestlé has opened its Nescafé Coffee Center in Yunnan, China, which will focus on research and development as well as providing training opportunities. 

Chicago-based Café Racer makes small-batch carbonated cold brew

A young Chicago chef jumps into the ready-to-drink scene in a category that is still mostly uncharted territory: carbonated coffee.

European Commission approves RPC Global Closure Systems acquisition

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Global Closure Systems (GCS) by RPC Group for €650m ($714.6m).

Clondalkin Kirchberg breakthrough in ultra-thin shrink sleeves

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, Kirchberg, has reached a breakthrough in thinner sleeves after a two year R&D investment.

Nigerian F&B processing firm applies for $25m loan to modernize plant

Promasidor Nigeria Ltd (Promasidor), which manufactures powdered milk, food seasoning and packaged tea leaves, has applied for a $25m loan to modernize its plant in Lagos, Nigeria, to start operations...

Premium and organic boost for global roast and ground coffee market: Technavio

The global roast and ground coffee market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% in 2016-2020, according to Technavio. 

Fairtrade sales hit by sugar price plummet despite double digit growth in certain categories

The value of UK Fairtrade sales dropped by €127m last year due to falling demand for cane sugar but the Fairtrade Foundation says it is remaining cautiously optimistic for 2016...

Entrepreneur seeks to disrupt US tea market with anthocyanin-rich Kenyan purple tea

It’s purple, intriguing from a nutritional perspective owing to its anthocyanin content, and poised to create a completely new category in the US beverage market, says one man on a...

Bean boon? EC prepares for long-awaited caffeine claims

The EC has drafted four endurance and cognition health claims for caffeine indicating a belated entry into EU law books five years after EFSA first approved them – but industry...

Green tea compound may form basis for future arthritis therapy

A compound found in green tea, may prove effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, as its anti-inflammatory action is expressed without blocking other critical cellular functions, US researchers have shown.

Dairy down slightly as Nestlé profits drop

In its 2015 financial report issued today, Nestlé announced sales of $89.5bn (CHF 88.8bn), stating that this equated to 4.2% organic growth and 2.2% real internal growth.

Sappi North America launches heavyweight LusterCote packaging line

Sappi North America has expanded its LusterCote Packaging Line with heavyweight products available in 70lb, 80lb and 95lb for food packaging and labeling.

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