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Coffee drinking habits could be genetic, study finds

Why do some people need to drink more coffee to feel the same effect? It could be down to a gene that controls cells' ability to process caffeine, scientists have...

Enova Foods collagen tea claims to reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

Enova Foods is targeting the health and wellness sector by expanding its protein snack bars and launching a collagen tea.

Judge throws out case against Starbucks over liquid to ice ratio in its iced drinks

A California federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Starbucks claiming that the company tricks customers by making its iced beverages appear full but underfilling the cup...

Tea company eteaket turns to sea buckthorn for its latest innovative tea blend

Scottish tea company, eteaket, has launched a new tea blend in the UK made with sea buckthorn, which has been widely used in other food and beverage products as a...

THRIVE Farmers puts more profit into coffee farmers’ pockets

THRIVE Farmers profit-sharing business model lessens the reliance on the volatile commodity market by giving coffee farmers direct access to the marketplace to sell their coffee.  

Leftover coffee grounds: Unlocking 6m tonnes of unused antioxidant dietary fibre

The use of leftover coffee grounds as an antioxidant dietary fibre is a low-cost value-added opportunity for an otherwise waste product, say Spanish researchers.  

Guarana antioxidant capability trumps that of green tea, study finds

Seeds of the native Brazilian shrub guarana have been found to contain antioxidant levels more than ten times that of green tea.

Carbonation 2.0: Cognitive health, botanicals, and alternative protein sources all drive functional beverage category

The future of functional beverages will focus on products that use ingredients that provide function naturally, rather than on products that are fortified with nutrients, Ilana Orlofsky, marketing coordinator for...

Gäyo Kopi seeks to expose 'underbelly' of fraudulent Kopi Luwak coffee

Detroit-based startup Gäyo Kopi has introduced wild-certified Kopi Luwak coffee (sourced from wild civets in Indonesia) to the US market, completing pre-order shipments of the rare imported coffee this month, the...

The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions

From teas enriched with medicines to programmable tea taps, the humble brew could see a dramatic evolution over the coming years, says Tetley. Even the concept of tea consumed as...

PE Labellers partners with Nestlé on Nescafé packaging machine

PE Labellers has partnered with Nestlé to install a 24,000 bottle per hour glass jar packaging machine at its plant in Orbe, Switzerland.

Stratasys collaborates on 3D printed espresso cups for NASA

Stratasys has collaborated on a project with Italian firm, Argotec, the University of Portland, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to create 3D espresso printed cups for space.

Uflex fights war on counterfeiting with 3D Nescafé tamper-proof seal

Uflex has created a ‘Seal of Authenticity’ tamper-proof 3D seal for Nescafé Classic manufactured by Nestlé India.

MillerCoors launches hard iced tea

MillerCoors has launched Easy Tea Co, a lightly carbonated hard iced tea with a 5% ABV (alcohol by volume) kick. 

Refresco makes first North American acquisition in the soft drinks sector

European-based Refresco Group has agreed to acquire Whitlock Packaging, in the US, for $129m.

Beans distributor reveals plan to tap into China’s coffee-shop culture

Gourmet coffee wholesaler DTS8 Coffee Company has plans to expand into the world’s fastest growing coffee-shop market by acquiring existing coffee chains. 

Balancing the binges: We Are Tea ‘everyday good’ range taps into Millennial trends

We Are Tea is the latest functional tea brand to tap into the Millenial generation's search for products that offset eating indulgences, according to an analyst. 

Döhler grows US presence with botanical extracts supplier Teawolf

Germany-based ingredients business Döhler is ramping up its US presence with the acquisition of botanical extracts and tea business Teawolf.

Functional positioning spurs malt-based drinks growth in India

A focus on functional health benefits has allowed India to become the world’s largest market for malt-based hot drinks, according to Euromonitor International.

Starbucks to bake on site for first time through Princi tie-up

Starbucks Corporation has invested in Italian boutique bakery Princi and will be bringing the company’s products to its recently announced premium Starbucks Reserve Roastery sites.

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MEPs block 4 caffeine claims

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted to veto four caffeine health claims following a lively debate on energy drinks in a Strasbourg plenary today. 

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Numi Organic Tea rides rising wave of turmeric’s & matcha’s popularity

Matcha and turmeric continue to rise in popularity as consumers and manufacturers embrace the ancient ingredients for their health benefits, unique flavor profiles and brilliant colors. 

IARC's declassification of coffee 'does not happen often,' ISIC secretary general says

A recent review published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found no clear association between coffee intake and cancer, and in some cases, found evidence that drinking...

UK launch for plastic packaging that can be 'thrown away like an orange peel'

Biodegradable plastic packaging designed to behave like an orange peel when it is thrown away is launching in the UK next month.

‘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.

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