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Nescafé and Google in virtual reality coffee experience: ‘People feel as if they are right there in the plantation’

Transparency on sustainability needs to go beyond data on packaging if it is to really engage consumers, says Nescafé, as it partners with Google to launch a virtual reality coffee...

Part 2: One-on-one with The Tea Council of the USA on Emerging Trends

Increased innovation needed to further drive tea sales in the US

Sales of tea in the US are booming, but the industry still faces tough competition and must continue to innovate to capture a larger “share of throat,” according to Peter...

Keurig KOLD hits stores in six cities, but will consumers buy into its promise of ‘game changing, on-demand variety?’

The long-awaited Keurig KOLD system is now available to order on and will be in select retailers online and in six cities beginning in October, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,...

Coffee not associated with onset of atrial fibrillation: study

Coffee does not cause atrial fibrillation, a kind of irregular heartbeat, according to research from a Swedish university.

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

Hoping to build on the momentum driving up sales of tea in the US, manufacturers are offering new flavors and delivery platforms that keep consumers engaged. At Expo East, companies...

Chameleon Cold Brew CEO: 'We are growing quickly, but smartly'

A product only aficionados – and hipsters - had heard of a couple of years ago, cold-brew coffee is rapidly becoming an established part of any forward-thinking retailer’s beverage set....


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

Nescafé dumps traditional websites and turns to Tumblr, in bid to converse with creative and mobile millennials

Nescafé is abandoning its traditional websites in favour of Tumblr: a move aimed to appeal to millennial consumers and particularly those using smart phones and tablets. 

Keurig, Campbell, unveil long-awaited soup in a K-Cup... but will it be a hit?

Keurig Green Mountain has unveiled its long-awaited ‘fresh-brewed’ soup in a K-Cup in partnership with Campbell Soup.

Nespresso inaugurates $300m production centre to support US growth ambitions

The opening of a CHF 300m ($307m) Nespresso plant demonstrates Nestlé’s trust in the brand, said Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke at the launch of the new plant in Romont, Switzerland,...

'As awareness grows, more people get the chance to taste it and have that ‘aha’ moment'

Stumptown hot on cold brew coffee's future

With several new ready-to-drink cold brew coffee products in the pipeline and a growing retail footprint, private equity-backed Stumptown Coffee Roasters is betting on a big future for the hottest...

Just one coffee affects glucose metabolism in overweight men: Study

Just one cup of coffee is enough to impair glucose metabolism, which can contribute to overweight and obesity, research has found.

‘Digestive health and tea are big markets; putting the two together just makes sense.’ Former Clipper Teas executives launch Daily Cultures

Tea offers a convenient and ‘everyday’ way to take probiotics, say two former Clipper Teas and Tropicana executives as they launch their Daily Cultures tea brand.

SIG Combibloc & Nestlé Mexico expand ‘Coffee Mate’ range

‘Beverage portions sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake’

Beverage portion sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are finding a ready market with consumers, according to SIG...

Tea packaging ‘whistles’ when brew is ready

Pollard Boxes has partnered with Bernadine Tay on its Quinteassential tea range to create packaging that 'whistles' when a brew is ready.

Coffee polyphenol may help manage blood sugar in healthy people: Study

Polyphenols from coffee may improve blood sugar levels and boost endothelial function in healthy men, says a new study from Japan.

What will we be eating and drinking in 2016? From banana water to vodka that tastes like birthday cake

Elaine Watson caught up with Anton Angelich, group VP marketing at New York-based flavor house Virginia Dare, to get the lowdown on new flavor trends and product concepts, from rooibos-based tea...

Demand for coffee hurts grower nations economically, researcher says

First-world coffee demand harms grower countries near the equator, according to a researcher from the University of Kansas.

Canadian company claims its liposomal delivery massively boosts CBD bioavailability

Despite the regulatory haze that clouds the picture of hemp ingredients, innovation continues at an unrestrained pace. In the latest development, early stage company Lexaria says it has developed a...

China direct

Coffee making inroads on China’s tea hegemony

Tea has a long history in China and is still the country’s most popular drink, but coffee is catching up slowly but surely, a new report from Canadean has revealed....

Robot boutiques, caramelizio and cafes: How Nestlé believes Nespresso innovation will keep it at the top

Nestlé says Nespresso innovations – such as a further expanded Grand Crus range, additional cafes and boutiques, and even automated outlets – are keeping the coffee business in good shape against...

How do you like your latte? People will pay more for coffee with latte art, suggests study

Latte art – the designs sprinkled on the froth of a milky coffee by baristas – influences people’s perceptions of the beverage and can even make them willing to pay...

UK tea sales in hot water: Does a 22% drop signal a crisis for the British cuppa?

Falling biscuit sales may have repercussions for tea consumption, with trouble brewing for a long-upheld British tradition: a cup of tea and a biscuit. 

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

Many a tea lover has settled for coffee or an energy drink when desperate for an energy fix. But Zest Tea hopes to change that with its high-caffeine brewed teas. ...

News in brief

PepsiCo and Starbucks join forces in Latin American RTD coffee market

PepsiCo and Starbucks are partnering to distribute RTD coffee and energy drinks from Starbucks in Latin America, eyeing up a market worth $4bn and projected to grow by 22% over...

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