Tea and Coffee

What are the positives and negatives of consuming caffeine?

What are the positives and negatives of consuming caffeine?

By Donna Eastlake

Many of us start our day with a piping hot cup of tea or coffee. In fact, it’s sometimes the very first thought we have before we’ve even opened our eyes. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of consuming caffeine and how much is too much?

Cutting carbon emissions in coffee production: ofi sets its sights on a 30% reduction by 2030 GettyImages/Hero Creative

How ofi plans to cut coffee supply chain emissions by 30%

By Donna Eastlake

Ingredients supplier ofi is setting the ambitious target of reducing supply chain carbon emissions for its coffee by 30% by 2030. So how will this be achieved and can other coffee manufacturers follow in their footsteps?

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How Blume developed itself as a post-coffee ritual brand

By Deniz Ataman

Alternative coffee brand Blume’s founder and CEO, Karen Danudjaja, started the adaptogenic latte blend brand in 2017 when she was looking not only for a delicious and functional coffee alternative, but an alternative ritual to coffee, she explained to...

The Tri An factory produces Nescafé, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Starbucks products. Pic: Nestle

Nestlé invests $100m in Vietnam coffee factory

By Staff reporter

Nestlé Vietnam will use a $100m investment at its Tri An coffee factory to increase production capacity: helping the company meet growing local and international demand for brands such as Nescafé, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Starbucks.

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Chamberlain Coffee continues RTD expansion, launches Oatmilk Lattes

By Deniz Ataman

The Gen Z-oriented coffee brand Chamberlain Coffee released Salted Caramel and Mocha oatmilk lattes last month to “appeal to those that like a sweeter coffee and prefer oats as their top choice of milk,” Christopher Gallant, CEO, told FoodNavigator-USA.

Established n Rye, East Sussex, in 2013, Knoops now has 15 stores in locations across the UK. Pic: Knoops

Financial results

Knoops strikes chocolate gold with Wonka movie tie-in

By Anthony Myers

Knoops, the UK retailer of artisan chocolate drinks, is celebrating a merry Christmas after announcing solid financial growth and ambitious expansion plans for 2024 – partly the result of becoming the brand partner of choice for Wonka, the hit film prequel...

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Spilling the tea (and coffee) on natural beverage trends

By Deniz Ataman

The functional and perceived health benefits of tea and coffee paired with their familiarity and diverse usage occasions across dayparts make them ideal platforms for beverage manufacturers to meet consumers’ evolving preferences for indulgence, health...

C-store consumer habits: balancing impulse purchases with nuanced usage occasions

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C-store consumer habits: balancing impulse purchases with nuanced usage occasions

By Deniz Ataman

C-stores can attract and retain customers who are looking for a quick and easy meal or snack by offering a variety of fresh and convenient food options, as well as bundling deals that offer discounts on popular products, Kathy Risch SVP, shopper insights...

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Keurig Dr Pepper takes 33% stake in La Colombe coffee

By Rachel Arthur

Keurig Dr Pepper and La Colombe have announced a strategic partnership: including a long-term sales and distribution agreement for La Colombe ready-to-drink coffee and a long-term licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreement for La Colombe branded...